- These change agents will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship to bring positive change in their communities and around the world.
Several South Asian American students are among 150 high school seniors chosen for the 33rd annual class of Coca-Cola Scholars. They will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and “join a family of 6,450+ alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world,” according to a company press release.
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca‑Cola Company, the scholars program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the country.
South Asian American scholars include Laalitya Acharya of Mason, Ohio (William Mason High School); Fareed Ahamad, Superior, Colorado (Peak to Peak Charter School); Bhavana Akula, Colts Neck Township, New Jersey (Colts Neck High School); Adi Bora, Johns Creek, Georgia (Johns Creek High School); Shanay Desai, Madison, Mississippi (Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science); Divya Ganesan, Palo Alto, California (Castilleja School); Anika Gupta, Portland, Oregon, (Sunset High School); Madeline Gupta, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Pioneer High School); Manya Gauba, Overland Park, Kansas (Blue Valley West High School); Shruti Gautam, Columbia, Missouri (Columbia-Rock Bridge Senior High School); Janvi Huria, Chesterfield, Missouri (Marquette High School); Vishal Jammulapati, Salt Lake City, Utah (West High School); Devishi Jha, Valparaiso, Indiana (Valparaiso High School); Ishan Khare, Ottawa Hills, Ohio (Ottawa Hills Junior-Senior High School); Kunal Kumar, Denville, New Jersey (Academy For Mathematics); Mahathi Mangipudi, Bellevue, Washington (Interlake High School); Sriya Mantena, Cary, North Carolina (North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics); Diya Mohnot, Wilmington, Delaware (Concord High School); Sikirat Mustapha, Jamaica, New York (Brooklyn Latin School); Gurnoor Narula, Plano, Texas ( Liberty High School); Srikar Parsi, Valrico, Florida (Strawberry Crest High School); Ashna Patel, Warrendale, Pennsylvania (North Allegheny Senior High School); Hiteshi Patel, Schaumburg, Illinois (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy): Krisha Patel, Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy); Tej Patel, Billerica, Massachusetts (Billerica Memorial High School); Jahin Rahman, Queens, New York (Academy of American Studies); Shreya Ramachandran, Fremont, California (American High School); Anshita Saini, Bellevue, Washington (Interlake High School); Jamal Sayid, Lawrenceville, Georgia (Grayson High School); Kris Shah, Algonquin, Illinois (Harry D Jacobs High School) Ria Shah, Hoover, Alabama (Hoover High School) Anya Shukla, Bellevue, Washington (Lakeside School); Sarah Siddiqui, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania (Abington Heights High School); Sahaj Vederey, Herndon, Virginia (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology).