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Five GCPS seniors selected as semifinalists in the 2023-2024 Coca-Cola Scholars Program

October 23, 2023


     Five Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) high school seniors have been selected as semi-finalists in the 2023-2024 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. The GCPS students are among a select group of 1,514 semi-finalists chosen from more than 103,800 applicants. The students were selected because of their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community. One hundred fifty finalists will receive a Coca-Cola Scholarship worth $20,000.


The five GCPS semifinalists are:

Grayson High School

Noah Turura      


Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Sohum Trivedi           


Mountain View High School

Helen Ejigu      


Seckinger High School       

Muhammad Rizwan      


South Gwinnett High School

Afomia Giday


     The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2024 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,900 Coke Scholars nationwide with more than $84 million in scholarships over 36 years.

     Semifinalists are now asked to complete Phase Two applications, which include essays, a recommendation, and a transcript. An independent selection committee will review the applications and recommend 250 Regional Finalists in early January to participate in online interviews. Winners will be announced in late February. In addition to receiving the scholarship, the winning students will be invited to attend the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend in Atlanta, April 25-28, 2024. Those students will be the guests of honor at the 36th annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.