Saint John’s High School is thrilled to announce that Arjun Nargolwala ’23, has been named a Regional Finalist for the 2023 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. 250 high school seniors were selected as Regional Finalists from a pool of 91,000+ applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities. Less than a third of 1% of applicants made it to this point of selection. Arjun will now move to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2023 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,750 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $81 million in scholarships over the course of 35 years. 
Arjun was among 1,557 Semifinalists who were selected from over 91,000 initial applicants and is now one of just 250 students who have moved to the final selection phase, regional interviews. After these interviews are conducted in mid-February, 150 of the Regional Finalists will be designated as Coca-Cola Scholars and attend Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend in Atlanta, GA, April 13-16, 2023, where they will be the guests of honor at the 35th annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni. Collectively, the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation will award $3.1 million in college scholarships to these outstanding young leaders.
"We believe that identifying these young leaders throughout the country and encouraging their passion for serving others not only empowers the students, but also lifts up those around them.” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Foundation. “The Coca-Cola system is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to be a part of that commitment.”
In addition to receiving college scholarships, those students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing community of alumni that has become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent initiatives include a podcast called The SIP (The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast) and the sixth year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college. Every 5 years, all alumni are invited to a Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are refreshing the world. With its 34th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has provided more than $78 million in scholarships to over 6,600 program alumni who together have become a powerful force for positive change. Learn more at 
About Saint John’s High School | Founded in 1898 and located in Shrewsbury, MA, Saint John’s High School is a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored college preparatory Catholic school that embraces tradition and innovation and educates boys in grades 7-12 from 65 different cities and towns in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The mission and purpose of Saint John’s is to assist students in developing the fullest and best version of themselves while preparing them for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. For more information, visit
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