Two TJC students chosen as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Mar 30, 2015 by

Tyler Junior College students and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members Mikenna Denton and Destiny Eaton have been chosen as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars.

Mikenna Denton

Mikenna Denton

Mikenna Denton is an occupational therapy major from Gilmer. Destiny Eaton is a psychology major from Weatherford.

In all, 207 Phi Theta Kappa members have been awarded a total of $207,000 in Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships. Chosen from more than 900 applications worldwide, the scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to further their associate’s degree studies.

Independent judges evaluate the applications based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with up to $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides

Destiny Eaton

Destiny Eaton

Leaders of Promise Global Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

“These funds not only aid college completion, but provide students with the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in Phi Theta Kappa. So the funds are not only an investment in our students, they are an investment in the future of our organization and the colleges and communities we serve,” said Dr. Rod Risley, executive director and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.

“Congratulations to our 2014 recipients. Without a doubt, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise program will make a tremendous impact on the lives of these hard-working, high-achieving students – making it possible for them to complete their associate’s degrees.”


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