Alexa Lehr from Mid Michigan College is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Nearly 900 applications were received, and a total of $207,000 was awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program.
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program was launched in 2001, and helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in PTK programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.
“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President 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 PTK programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.
“Research shows that Phi Theta Kappa members are four times more likely to complete a college degree than their peers,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, Executive Director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. “The Leaders of Promise Scholarships recognize students for what they have achieved already and assure that financial need isn’t an obstacle to achieving their academic goals.”
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. PTK is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.
Mid launched a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter in 1989. Over the past 28 years, Mid’s chapter has earned and maintained the highest level of achievement - a 5 Star Chapter. For more information about Mid’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, visit midmich.edu/ptk or contact Tammy Alvaro, Director of Student Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 386-6634.