This policy outlines the eligibility requirements for the Coca-Cola Scholarship, the length of the scholarship, renewal criteria and any exceptions to the scholarships.
Incoming and current undergraduate students who are children of KU faculty and staff at the University of Kansas.
With the proceeds of a contract between Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Mid-America and the University of Kansas, the university has created the Coca-Cola Merit Scholarship (COKE) for children (or step-children) of KU faculty and staff (KU affiliates included) who meet certain academic requirements.
Students must be the children (or step-children claimed as dependents) of benefits eligible KU faculty or staff members (KU affiliates included) pursuing their first undergraduate degree: freshman, transfer and current KU undergraduate students.
Applicants will apply by either signifying on their application for admission that their parent is an employee of KU or a KU Affiliate, or by submitting the Coca-Cola application available on the KU Affordability website.
Incoming freshman must meet the minimum academic criteria of either a 24 ACT or 1090 SAT (verbal and critical thinking) and a cumulative 2.5 GPA, or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT (verbal and critical thinking) and a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Incoming transfer applicants must meet the minimum academic criteria of a 2.5 transfer GPA.
Current KU students who submit an application must meet the minimum academic criteria of a 2.5 cumulative KU GPA.
The COKE scholarship will expire after four years of undergraduate study or upon earning an undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.
Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more hours), and a parent must continue to be a benefits eligible employee of KU or a KU Affiliate. Renewal scholarship amounts are $500 (2.50-2.99 GPA), $750 (3.0-3.49 GPA), and $1000 (3.5-4.0 GPA).
Financial Aid and Scholarships
KU Visitor Center 1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
11/18/2015: Approved by Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.
11/11/2015: Policy Created and approved after review by leadership within FAS.