Scholarship Program Celebrates Children of UNITED Associates
This year, 20 children, stepchildren, grandchildren and step-grandchildren of Coca-Cola UNITED associates were selected from more than 90 applicants to win either $5,000 or $3,000 college scholarships, renewable over four years.
Four independent judges located throughout our territory made the selections after a thorough and comprehensive application process. The judges are from a cross-section of UNITED’s footprint — one from Louisiana, one from Georgia, two from Alabama.
The judges are not employees of Coca-Cola UNITED and make their selections without any input or discussion from anyone employed by our company.
History of Scholarship Program
Coca-Cola UNITED established its scholarship program in 1995 in honor of our former CEO Crawford Johnson III’s retirement and his 45 years of service with the company. The program is a testament to the company’s commitment to education and its focus on our associates and their families.
The scholarship program was expanded in 2014 when Johnson’s daughter, Walker Johnson Jones, retired after 34 years working for UNITED.
Over the years, the number of scholarships and dollar amount offered to each student has increased, as well as the inclusion of grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
The program was expanded again in 2019, reflecting the growth in UNITED’s territory and the increase in associates during the past five years.
We would like to thank all those who applied to our scholarship program this year. To see the full list of winners, please click here.