College of the Mainland student Taylor Hollenshead has been selected as a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar for outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential.

Hollenshead, of Dickinson, was selected as one of 200 by a panel of independent judges from more than 1,100 applicants. 

“This scholarship will assist me financially since I am planning a career that will require many years of education,” said Hollenshead, who is working on an associate degree in general studies in preparation for a nursing degree.

“College of the Mainland is helping me reach my goals with the helpful staff and wonderful professors. I love attending this college because everyone genuinely cares about the students’ futures."

The scholarship is available to new Phi Theta Kappa international honor society members. It helps defray educational expenses while they are enrolled in a two-year college while also encouraging participation in PTK honor society programs. 

"We're excited by what PTK can offer our Sigma Delta members and hope that Taylor's success as a scholar can help persuade other students to take advantage of the full range of scholarships PTK offers,” said professor and co-advisor Dalel Serda. 

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.

Today, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship is more relevant than ever as our organization, colleges and communities are actively encouraging completion of a college credential, an associate degree or certificate, among community college students.