Joe Wyatt
Published March 16, 2021

Sewar Ali, a 2020 graduate of Amarillo College, has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

SewarAliIN2The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.


“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”


Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.


Ali, a first-generation college student, complied a 3.9 grade point average at AC. Additionally, she was selected to serve as student speaker for the College’s 101st commencement ceremony which was conducted on Dec. 18, 2020. Ali plans to pursue her dream of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon at Texas Tech University.


While at AC, Ali was a Presidential Scholar and participated in both Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa.


Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst, to be held virtually April 8-10.


“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”


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 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at