Coca-Cola First Gen Scholarship Program



The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship supports academically outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college and demonstrate a financial need. The scholarship, which provides $5,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship, is renewable for an additional three years if the recipients maintain certain academic standards. The Coca-Cola Foundation has funded the scholarship to 165 University of Georgia students since 2007.

Applications for the scholarship are not accepted. Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship recipients are selected by the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from accepted applicants to UGA.

Recipients receive:

  • $5,000 per year; renewable for four years if required GPA is maintained (2.8 GPA for the first year and 3.0 GPA thereafter)
  • Eligibility to participate in services and several unique programs provided by the University of Georgia
  • Support in adjusting to college life, as well as many opportunities to grow as an individual and as a member of the university community

In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Not have a parent or sibling that has attended college
  • Enroll full-time at UGA
  • Have Georgia residency
  • Attain and maintain a 2.8 grade-point average during the first year and a 3.0 grade-point average thereafter

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