Tualatin High School senior Amanda Fronczak has been named a Semifinalist for the 2023 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Fronczak was one of only 1,557 national high school seniors and only 22 Oregon high school students selected as Semifinalists from a pool of over 91,000 submitted applications from across the country.
The Semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000. The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2023 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,750 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $81 million in scholarships over 35 years.
Fronczak will now complete with Phase 2 applications, including essays, a recommendation, and a transcript. An independent selection committee will review the applications and recommend 250 Regional Finalists by the end of January to participate in online interviews. 150 Coke Scholars will be named in March to receive a $20,000 college scholarship and attend Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend in Atlanta April 13-16, 2023. They will be the guests of honor at the 35th annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.