CSCC’S Broling Chosen as the 2016 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar

Mikaela Broling

CSCC’S Broling Chosen as the 2016 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar

Holly Vincent
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:17 AM
Athletics, Students, All

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Cleveland State Student Mikaela Broling has been selected as a 2016 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar. Broling is one of 200 scholars to receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000. This scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 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.
“I was new to this area, and I wanted to be involved in some sort of organization, so I decided to join PTK,” stated Broling. “I have never received a scholarship like this before, so it was definitely worth it. I’m looking forward to all of the opportunities that it will bring. I also plan on transferring to a four-year institution and being able to apply for other scholarships along the way, so hopefully that works out!”
“I was excited to learn that another Cleveland State Student, Mikaela Broling, from our Athens campus, had received a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship,” stated Karen Dale, PTK Advisor. “Last year, the only two students from Tennessee to be selected for the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, Bryan Hidalgo (Silver) and Anna McDade (bronze), were from Cleveland State. We are proud to have Mikaela as a member of our Omega Omicron Chapter and congratulate her on the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.”
Dale continued, “The Phi Theta Kappa Website states, ‘With over $90 million in scholarships for eligible members, Phi Theta Kappa helps students finish the dreams they started.’ I am proud of these students for having the motivation to complete the application process, and I am extremely thankful that our students have received these honors. Mikaela's dream is to be a teacher, and from what I have observed, she will be an excellent one.”
The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program was conceived by International Officers and launched in 2001. The program is a result of the Society’s long-range plan, The Alpha Project, which identified the need for scholarships to new Phi Theta Kappa members to assist in their obtaining an associate degree, which also encourages participation in Society’s programs. Today, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship is more relevant than ever as the organization, colleges and communities are actively encouraging completion of a college credential, as associate degree or certificate, among community college students.

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