Mijdah Adilyar Named as 2012 Regional Coca-Cola Scholar

Mijdah Adilyar Named As 2012 Regional Coca-Cola Scholar

Nation's Most Prestigious Scholarship Program Awards Glendale Student $10,000 for College

Mijdah Adilyar, an exceptional senior at Glendale High School in Glendale, AZ has been recognized as one of the country's most outstanding high school seniors by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for college. As a member of the 24th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, Miss Adilyar has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement in the school and in the community.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Company is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of it's kind in the United States. In Glendale, the Foundation is supported by the financial commitment of Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.-Phoenix and The Coca-Cola Company. Including the 2012 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars, The Foundation has awarded more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with a total of more than $47 million in scholarships.

"Mijdah Adilyar is part of diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors that have shown a steadfast commitment to educational excellence, leadership and service to the school and community," said Claude Nielsen, Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundations and President and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling United Inc. Company in Birmingham, AL. "The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to name Miss Adilyar as a 2012 Coca-Cola Regional Scholar."

Miss Adilyar joined 252 of America's most impressive high school students for the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend, held in April 12 - 15 in Atlanta, GA to compete for 52 National Scholarships of $20,000 and 200 Regional scholarships of $10,000. Scholars were chosen from an initial applicant pool of nearly 84,000 representing approximately 23,000 high schools nationwide.

During the Scholars Weekend, the 2012 class was recognized at a banquet held in their honor. Philanthropist and Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman provided the banquet keynote address. Scholars also interviewed with a National Selection Committee representing education, business, government and arts leaders from across the country to determine their award amount, participated in seminars, toured local landmarks and participated in a community service project, painting recycled syrup concentrate drums donated by The Coca-Cola Company to be used as rain barrels by the Atlanta community.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one the most-recognized and respected corporate sponsored scholarships in America.  The program was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for education of tomorrow’s leaders through college and scholarships.

For a full list of National and Regional scholars, their schools and local participating bottlers please visit: https://coca-colascholars.org