Jada M. Thurber selected as 2023 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

PUBLISHED: October 19, 2023 at 8:23 a.m. | UPDATED: October 20, 2023 at 5:40 p.m.

October 23, 2023
Jada Thurber

Jada Thurber, a sophomore from Northeastern Junior College in Colorado, is one of 200 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2023 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Jada is attending NJC from Rigby, Idaho. She is a member of the NJC Livestock Judging Team and double majoring in Agriculture Business and Animal Science. After graduation, Jada plans to continue her education to receive a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Accounting and then an MBA in Agricultural Business.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential. More than 1,300 applications were received.

The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program was launched in 2001 to assist new Phi Theta Kappa members obtain an associate degree and encourage participation in Society programs. Today, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship is more relevant than ever as our organization, colleges, and communities actively encourage the completion of a college credential, an associate degree, or a certificate among college students.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the United States military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.


About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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