DCTC Student Named Coca-Cola Scholar

Dakota County Technical College student Corianne Pinkstaff has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation through the Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program.

Pinkstaff is one of 350 students from across the nation receiving the scholarship for having demonstrated academic success and for actively participating in community service activities.

“Corianne is very deserving of this award,” said DCTC Student Life and Athletics Director Cam Stoltz. “Not only does she work hard in the classroom, but she has contributed a lot to our campus and the community through work on the Student Senate and other volunteer activities. It is nice to see her hard work rewarded.”

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program awards a total of 400 scholarships to students attending higher education institutions that award two-year degrees. Funding for the program is made possible through the Whitehead Foundation, which provides grants in support of human services initiatives.

The Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program complements the Foundation’s Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which awards more than $3 million annually in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America.