NLC Student Selected as 2018 Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholar

August 17, 2018

Kathleen Labus

Northeast Lakeview College student, Amanda Sangare, has been selected as a 2018 Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Leaders of Promise Scholarship, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, awards 200 scholarships annually – 25 of which are earmarked for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members who are active personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military. Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential and were selected by a panel of independent judges from over 1,200 applicants. 

A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, Executive Vice President and President-Elect of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa, make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals, and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.” 

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities. 

Amanda was inducted into the NLC Chapter of PTK in Spring 2018.  She came back to school after serving our country as a Sergeant in the Army. She currently has a 4.0 GPA and her ultimate goal is to become a nurse.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations.