Renee Dupuis, a Phi Theta Kappa honor society student at Asnuntuck Community College, has been selected as a 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. This scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college while also encouraging participation in Society programs. This year's recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 1,100 applicants. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.
The Leaders of Promise Scholarship is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. This Program awards 200 scholars with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, totaling $200,000. Twenty-five of the additional scholarships, a total of $25,000, are earmarked for Society members who are active personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military. J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, said their organization feels strongly about supporting engaged community college students, and active-duty service members and veterans in their educational quest.