Thursday, November 14, 2013

Coca-Cola Company and HSF "Share Possibilities"

Hi Everyone, I'm so excited to share this information with all of you. I hope that you will help me spread the word on this amazing scholarship for Hispanic students. If this doesn't apply to you hopefully you know someone who can benefit from this and you can tell them to apply. I know that not everyone can afford to go to college and being Hispanic myself and having five brothers meant there was no money for college. We had to either get scholarships or pay our own way. With the rise of college costs this is such an amazing opportunity for anyone that is interested in going to college. Here are the details and please make sure to share or apply! 

Deadline to apply online is December 15 at 

The Share Possibilities program grants a total of $200,000 in scholarships to college-bound Hispanic students. Nationally, the grand prize winner will receive $20,000; four students will be awarded $10,000 and sixteen will receive $2,500. The remaining $100,000 will be awarded by the company’s retail partners, within their respective communities, across the nation. 

From September 1st through December 15th, eligible high school seniors may apply for the opportunity to win a scholarship at Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements will be featured in an online gallery with social media sharing capabilities. Students are encouraged to share their profiles and gain community votes. Each eligible participating voter is automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and can vote up to five times a day. 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund will select the scholarship recipients based on the Fund’s standard selection criteria for awarding scholarships, factoring in community votes gathered online. Final winners will be announced by May 2014.

The company’s retail partners also play a vital role in the program by funding and awarding the remaining $100,000 in their local communities. Joining in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, these partners are helping to increase awareness about the importance of education as a means of strengthening communities and providing the brain power needed for a sustainable national economy.     
Participating retailers include:

  • Atlanta Retailers Association (ARA)
  • Family Dollar
  • Giant Landover in Baltimore & Washington D.C.
  • Greater Houston Retailers Association (GHRA)
  • Meijer, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois
  • La Michoacana Meat Markets in Texas
  • Stop & Shop New England
  • Stop & Shop New York Metro  

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  We seek to give them all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.  As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families. We further strive to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit:

To learn more about the program, people can visit participating retailers in their area or go to www.Coke-HSF.comand Another way to follow the conversation is on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag#CokeforEducation.


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