COCA-COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
AWARDS ANGELITO MAYAEN $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
ROADS, Va. – (July 13, 2004) – Angelito Mayaen,
a student at Tidewater Community College and Virginia Beach resident,
has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola
Scholars Foundation. Mahaen is earning a degree in Radiologic
Technology at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus.
Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship
Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually
to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year
degrees. All recipients have demonstrated academic success and
performed 100 hours of community service within the past 12 months.
“The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship
Program gives support and encouragement to an under-served population
of college students,” said J. Mark Davis, president of the
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “This program is an extension
of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout
the United States. These fine students, who often juggle school,
work and family, continue to give back to the communities through
The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program
is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation.
The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human services
initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original
bottlers of Coca-Cola.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is supported
by the financial commitment of the Mid-Atlantic CCBC/Norfolk and
The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship
Program has provided more than $2 million in scholarship awards
to students attending two-year degree granting institutions and
more than $25 million in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program during
the past 16 years.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks
among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in
1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college
serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three
percent of the regionís residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.