Student gets scholarship

Santa Monica College student Shawniece Swain of Los Angeles has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the foundation awards 400 scholarships annually to students attending schools granting two-year degrees.

“The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and encouragement to an underserved population of college students,” said J. Mark Davis, president of the Scholars Foundation. “These fine students, who often juggle school, work and family, continue to give back to their communities through volunteer service.”

The Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, which provides grants in support of human services initiatives.

The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.

The Scholars Foundation awards more than $3 million annually in college scholarships to 250 high school seniors.