Genesee Community College Student Awarded Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Kathryn Scarborough, a Genesee Community College student, was among 400 recipients nationwide who have been recognized in this year’s Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program. Kathryn, along with the other awardees, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

“The Coca-Cola Two-year Colleges Scholarship Program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States,” said J. Mark Davis, President of Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “This scholarship honors students who often balance responsibilities of school, work and family, but also find time to give back to their communities through volunteer service.”

Kathryn, a native of South Alabama, NY has lived on her family’s chicken farm her entire life. A graduate from Oakfield-Alabama High School in 2007, Kathryn’s involvement in the community ranges from her work with her 4-H club and the Indian Falls Crafty Crew, to serving as a World of Life Youth Leader at her local church. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society at Genesee and earned the President’s Scholarship this past fall, which recognizes academic excellence in local students.

Majoring in Math/Science with a concentration in Chemistry, Kathryn plans to continue her education after graduation in the spring of 2009 to earn her B.S. degree in Biology. Eventually her goal is to become a veterinarian.

“I know I have a long road ahead of me with my education plans,” said Kathryn. “Every little bit helps when it comes to scholarships. I’m lucky to have started my education at Genesee Community College because I’m benefiting from the small class sizes and advanced technologies, while keeping my education costs down.”

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