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Penn Highlands students named

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulated two students for being named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars.

Each is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members to receive this honor, and each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Among them was Madison Piatak of Portage, who graduated from Portage Area High School. She is pursuing a degree in liberal arts and sciences.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs.

Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.

Nearly 700 applications were received.

A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military.

The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

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Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459.


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