The Coca-Cola Company Announces Ameerah Mosley Recipient of the 2009-2010 Goizueta Scholars Fund Award

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ameerah Mosley, a recent graduate of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, GA, is 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.

Mosley, whose mother, Gloria Goolsby, is an employee of The Coca-Cola Company, is an active community volunteer, excellent student, and student leader. Achieving a 4.0 grade point average, Mosley was named to the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars, as well as serving as vice president of the Beta Club, secretary of the Student Government Association, Team Captain of the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Mock Trial Team, and 10th Grade Homecoming Queen when she attended Greenforest Christian Academy in Decatur, GA.

Mosley aspires to be an attorney and has been very active in student mock trial competitions. For her diligent efforts, the Gate City Bar Association's Justice Robert Benham Law Camp Mock Trial Team awarded Mosley Best Witness on Cross Examination, Best Attorney on Cross Examination, and Best Attorney Overall.

"There is no doubt that law is where I want to focus my studies," said Mosley. "I have hopes of continuing my education at Harvard Law School ... eventually achieving my ultimate goal of becoming attorney general of the United States." Mosley will attend Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, this fall.

In addition to Mosley, 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 Jasmine Williams of College Park, GA, who also will attend Spelman College.

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 over $2.7 million. The program is administered by Scholarship America, a national non-profit student aid organization.

    Source: The Coca-Cola Company