BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A student at Bridgewater-Raritan High School has been named a semi-finalist for the 2020 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.
Shreya Nuli will now move on to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.
According to a release, the scholars program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States, and is a joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and the Coca-Cola Company.
A total of 1,928 high school seniors were selected as semi-finalists from a total of 93,075 submitted applications from across the country, and were chosen based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in the school and community. They are now vying for 150 scholarships worth $20,000.
In addition to receiving scholarships, those chosen as scholars will be welcomed into a group of alumni that take part in a number of activities to change the world, including the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit, a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year scholars and more.
Semi-finalists will now complete Phase 2 applications, including essays, recommendations and transcripts. A total of 250 regional finalists will be named by the end of January to participate in interviews, and the 150 scholars will be named in March.