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Coca-Cola presents Check for $30,000 to Governor’s Scholars Program
Press Release Date:  July 26, 2004
Contact:  Doug Hogan
Jeannie Lausche
Jason Keller

Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher accepted a check for $30,000 from the Coca-Cola Bottlers of Kentucky during the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Governor's Scholars Program at Bellarmine College. The money will go to support the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

“As Governor, I am honored to accept this generous gift on behalf of the Governor’s Scholars Program,” said Governor Fletcher.  “I commend Coca-Cola Bottlers of Kentucky for their continued support of this wonderful program.”

As part of a contractual agreement with the Finance and Administration Cabinet, the soft drink giant annually donates funds from profits on its sales at Kentucky state parks and rest areas to support the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. This is the fourth year Coke has made a donation to the five-week educational enrichment program, bringing Coca-Cola’s contribution to the Governor’s Scholars Program to $120,000.

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, established in 1983 by the Kentucky General Assembly, is funded through state and private contributions. Students who are selected for the program attend free of charge. This summer, the 1,000 Governor’s Scholars who were chosen to participate in the program lived on campus for five weeks at Bellarmine College, Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College.

For more information about the Governor’s Scholars Program, visit



Last updated: Thursday, June 02, 2005