Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) will award twenty-five recent Florida high school graduates with the first-ever Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship℠, in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, during an awards ceremony planned for June 8th. The scholarships cover tuition and most fees for students to attend a Florida university, college, or vocational/technical school of their choice. Eight Florida Boys & Girls Clubs youth are recipients.

The Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship was launched in August 2023 as part of Coke Florida’s commitment to education. With matching funds from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, the Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship represents a $2.8 million investment and will support 250 scholarships over ten years. This commitment also aligns with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Path to Prosperity initiative, a statewide effort to address generational poverty in underserved communities. To realize this initiative, Coke Florida and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation partnered with the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to help identify deserving youth to apply for the scholarship.

The 2023 Boys & Girls Clubs recipients are:

  • Al'Takaria B., BGC of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties
  • Angelo C., BGC of Collier County
  • Kassidi D., BGC of Northeast Florida
  • Miracle D., BGC of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties
  • Nico F., BGC of Northeast Florida
  • Magdalineda G., BGC of Palm Beach County
  • Marnelle L., BGC of Collier County
  • Samantha M., BGC of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties

Coke Florida will host a scholarship awards ceremony for the students and their families on Saturday, June 8th, at Universal Orlando Resort.

For more on the Coke Florida Refreshing Minds Scholarship, visit cokefloridascholarship.com.