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Student gets 1,000 dollar scholarship from Coca-Cola Foundation

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Published in News on August 2, 2005 1:47 PM

Wayne Community College Student Jenna Christine Fail has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

She is one of 400 students attending schools granting two-year degrees to receive a $1,000 scholarship this year from the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program.

Recipients must have demonstrated academic success and have performed 100 hours of community service within the past 12 months.

Miss Fail is working toward an associate's degree in nursing and plans to continue her education at either East Carolina University or N.C. State University. She is a 2003 graduate of Rosewood High School.

She is currently the vice president for leadership for the college's chapter of the two-year college scholastic honorary organization Phi Theta Kappa and a math tutor in the college's Academic Skills Center.

Miss Fail also volunteers in the community.

This is the fifth consecutive year that a student at Wayne Community College has received a scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation. That history includes two $2,000 New Century Scholars scholarships, an honor given to only one community college student in each state each year.

The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program was created in 2000 through funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives, particularly programs that benefit young people. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.