Brenau University junior nursing student Brittany Howington of Oxford, Ga., will receive a scholarship of about $3,000 from The Coca-Cola Foundation program to benefit students who are the first in their families to go to college.
She is the daughter of Chad and Michelle Howington.
Howington, who minors in psychology, carries a 3.11 grade point average for her Brenau career. She is also involved in a number of student activities, including the Phi Mu sorority, the Student Activities Board, the Student Alumni Council, the Psychology Club, the National Student Nurses Association and the American Medical Students Association.
Students who qualify are the first from their immediate family to attend any higher education institution for any length of time. Immediate family by the program’s definition includes father, mother and siblings.
The Coca-Cola Foundation’s First Generation Scholarship Program, administered by the Georgia Independent College Association, is for first-generation college students who qualify and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Although annual funding for the program was discontinued, the Coca-Cola Foundation allowed GICA to divide left-over money in the program between its 25 members institutions, $2,974.40 each, for allocation for the 2011 summer and fall terms.
Originally published on 6/29/11