17 MDC students are awarded Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarships for 2023

17 MDC students are awarded Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarships for 2023
Some of the student winners of the 2023 Leaders of Promise Scholarship.
(Photo credit: Miami Dade College)

Seventeen Miami Dade College (MDC)students were presented with the 2023 Leaders of Promise Scholarship, an award sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation that recognizes 200 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members nationwide. Each recipient receives $1,000.

“This scholarship for first-year students is a validation of the hard work they do from day one, as well as a recognition of their academic success and involvement to make their campus communities better,” said Dr. Diego Tibaquirá, lead advisor of the PTK Honors Society chapter at Padrón Campus and Lead Faculty for MDC’s Honors College.

Twelve of the winners belong to the Honors College Dual Language program at MDC’s Padrón Campus and the remaining five attend Homestead, Kendall and North campuses respectively. A panel of independent judges selected this year’s recipients from nearly 1,100 applicants. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are chosen based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

This year’s Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship winners are:
Homestead Campus:
Mayra Moreno
Felipe Rosas
Kendall Campus:
Javier Cunat
North Campus:
Kasha Finlay
Apollinaire Mendoza
Padrón Campus:
Julieta Alviarez
Juana Bustos Martin
Samantha Espinosa
Jesús Abel Galarza
Gabriel Gámez
Romina Gutierrez-Zamora
Amanda Marrero
Manuel Andres Martinez
Mateo Fabian Medina
Gissel Ortiz (also winner of the TEAS Prep)
Melissa Rodriguez
Mariángel Valcárcel

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program was launched in 2001 to assist new Phi Theta Kappa members to obtain an associate degree and encourage participation in society programs. For more information visit https://tinyurl.com/4mjsb28b.




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