American Indian College Fund
Reed Sutton, with High Country Coca-Cola (pictured center), poses with recipients of the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship recipients at the Annual Student of the Year/Coca-Cola First Generation Student Awards Banquet photo booth during the 33rd Annual AIHEC Student Spring Conference in Billings, Montana, on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Coca-Cola Foundation and College Fund Honor 36 Scholarship Recipients

American Indian College Fund

The Coca Cola Foundation and the American Indian College Fund honored 36 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2013-14 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship banquet at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Billings, Montana on March 16.

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship was established to fund unmet need for a Native American student’s first year in college with a $5,000 scholarship. If students maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and show strong participation in campus and community life, their scholarships are renewed every year throughout the students’ tribal college career.

“Being a first generation college student is filled with new experiences and opportunities.  Our Coca Cola scholars are the first in their families to focus on receiving their bachelor’s degree and we are proud at the College Fund to partner with Coca Cola to help the dreams of these students to come true,” said Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.

Noted fancy shawl dancer and American Indian College Fund staffer Tanksi Clairmont, center, Cactus Runs Above, left, and Abbilee Runs Above (not pictured) entertained the crowd with their traditional Native dancing during the Adolf Coors Student of the Year/Coca-Cola First Generation College Student banquet during the AIHEC Spring Student Conference, Sunday March 16, 2014, in Billings, Montana. (American Indian College Fund)


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