Skyline College student Mei Ling Lai has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and also has been selected as a 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar. Lai will be awarded $5,000 for being a Guistwhite Scholar, and $1,500 for being a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar.

Guistwhite Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. Fifteen Guistwhite recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 3,100 applicants this year.

The 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.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students 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 nine nations. Learn more at

Article by Christine Case


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