The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program was established at UA in 2006. Since then, the Coca-Cola Foundation has donated $4 million to support first-generation scholars at UA.

The scholarship provides $5,000 a year, renewable for four years, provided that recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA in addition to a strong support structure.

Since 2006, the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program boasts a freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 100%, and a graduation rate of 90.1%. Graduates of the program have gone on to medical school, law school, graduate school, and have found successful employment in their chosen fields.

Each year scholars participate in individual meetings with the program coordinator, attend cultural and academic enrichment activities and participate in service projects.

Please use the UA Scholarship Application  to apply.  Be sure to check the box that indicates you are interested in applying for our first generation scholarships.