The Coca-Cola Company Announces Jasmine Williams Recipient of the 2009-2010 Goizueta Scholars Fund Award

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jasmine Williams, a recent graduate of Westlake High School in Atlanta, GA, was recently named one of five recipients of the 2009-2010 Goizueta Scholars Fund award, established through a personal bequest by Roberto C. Goizueta, former chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company.

Beneficiaries of The Goizueta Scholars Fund are the children of employees and alumni of The Coca-Cola Company, who are selected on the basis of their academic record, community service, honors, work experience, career goals and financial need. Each year, the program awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $25,000 per student. Awards are renewable for three additional years or until the student earns a bachelor's degree.

Williams, whose mother, Joanette Williams, is an employee of The Coca-Cola Company, is an active community volunteer and distinguished scholar, having received numerous awards and honors, including the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, Westlake Health Occupation Student Association Chapter Student of the Year, Miss HOSA Westlake Chapter, the Principal's Character Cup, the Principal's Honor Roll, Westlake Lion Ambassador, Georgia HOSA Leadership Conference Participant, as well as HOSA Statesman Award.

Williams has had the opportunity of working in a medical office for the past year and plans to pursue a career in health care. Her goal is to become an obstetrician/gynecologist and to open a women's health care practice. She will attend Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, this fall and major in biology with a minor in comparative women's studies.

In addition to Williams, the other four Goizueta recipients include: Jessica Conley of Sunbury, OH, who will attend Otterbein College in Westerville, OH; Kyle Kuzmick of Portage, MI, and Mason Roberson of Paw Paw, MI, both of whom will attend Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI; and Ameerah Mosley of McDonough, GA, who will also attend Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

The scholarship fund was established in 2000 by The Goizueta Foundation at the bequest of Mr. Goizueta, who appreciated the value of education and its role in the future success of young people. It was his desire to help the children of his extended family - The Coca-Cola Company's employees - to fulfill their dreams of attending the college or university of their choice and becoming successful. Mr. Goizueta led The Coca-Cola Company from 1981 until his death in 1997. Over the past nine years, scholarships have been awarded to 66 students, totaling more than $2.7 million. The program is administered by Scholarship America, a national non-profit student aid organization.

    Source: The Coca-Cola Company