Yael Silberman is a Coca-Cola Scholar!


Nation’s Premiere Scholarship Program Awards McAllen Student $20,000 for College

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                       
Contact: Lauren O’Brien
Atlanta, February 2019                                                                                                                                  laurenobrien@coca-cola.com

  • Yael Silberman, a student at McAllen Memorial High School, has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar.
  • 150 high school seniors were selected from an initial pool of 95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities as part of a 3-stage selection process.
  • Yael Silberman will receive a $20,000 college scholarship and travel to Atlanta for Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend April 4-7.
Yael Silberman, an exceptional senior at McAllen Memorial High School in McAllen, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 31st class of Coca-Cola Scholars, Yael Silberman not only exemplifies superior leadership, service, and academics – she is a change agent, positively affecting others in her community. Yael Silberman is one of 150 selected from 95,715 initial applicants from across the country to receive this scholarship.
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind. With the addition of the 2019 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,300 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $69 million in scholarships over the course of 31 years. The 31st class of Scholars alone will collectively be awarded $3.1 million in scholarships.
“We believe that identifying these young leaders throughout the country and encouraging their passion for serving others not only empowers the students, but also lifts up those around them.” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Foundation. “The Coca-Cola system is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to be a part of that commitment.”
In addition to receiving college scholarships, Coca-Cola Scholars will come to Atlanta April 4-7 for Scholars Weekend where they will serve as the guests of honor at a celebratory banquet, participate in a leadership development curriculum, and be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of alumni that have become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking,
collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent events and initiatives include the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit, a post-hurricane clean-up in Houston, and the third year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are refreshing the world. With its 31st class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has provided more than $69 million in scholarships to over 6,300 program alumni who together have become a powerful force for positive change. Learn more at www.coca-colascholars.org.
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