Batavia, New York – Kathryn Svensen, a Genesee Community College student, was recently awarded the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
The purpose of the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship program is to provide new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college in order to develop leadership potential through participation in Society programs. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship is the Society's first scholarship program available to members to be used during the time they are enrolled in their community colleges.
Kathryn, or KC as she is known to her family and friends, is 20 years old and a 2009 graduate of Batavia High School. She is General Studies major who chose GCC because she wanted a degree that would be cost-effective but still offer the quality of other higher priced options.
“I chose to attend GCC because after talking to people whom I respect, I felt that GCC was a good choice – it is a respectable school and it is fiscally responsible. I was able to live at home and not have to pay a lot of money to earn a degree and still get a great education.”
After graduating from Genesee, Kathryn plans on attending a four year school where she can eventually earn a Master’s degree, most likely Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She hopes to someday work as an Art Therapist.
“My dream job is to become an art therapist and be able to work with children. My ideal place of employment would be at Strong Memorial Hospital in the child and adolescent psychiatric unit working as the art therapist.”
A resident of Batavia, NY, Kathryn is the daughter of Mary and Randy Svensen and the sister to Nathan Svensen.
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