Somers High School senior Nitin Seshadri has been named a Regional Finalist for the Coca Cola Scholars Program, moving to final round, which would include a $20,000 college scholarship.
“Nitin was recently named our Salutatorian for the Class of 2021,” says Mark Bayer, principal of Somers High School. “He is an excellent student who has not only excelled in all of his studies, but also puts his talents to use in a variety of volunteer opportunities. Nitin has received numerous awards for his outstanding achievement and dedication to his studies and is very well-deserving of this honor.”
“Somers High School and the community have been a great source of inspiration for me,” says Seshardri. “Interacting with people at SHS and being a part of the Tusker Times school newspaper, the cross-country and track teams, and National and Math Honor Societies has helped me better understand how to serve my community.”
A volunteer at Somers Library, the Somers Library Foundation, and the Indian Council for Child Welfare, Seshadri was among 1,609 Semifinalists who were selected from over 99,000 initial applicants. He is now one of just 250 students who have moved to the final selection phase, regional interviews. After these interviews are conducted in late February, 150 of the Regional Finalists will be designated as Coca-Cola Scholars in March and will each receive a $20,000 scholarship and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute.
“Being recognized as a regional finalist validates my efforts throughout high school to serve those in my community and beyond,” says Seshadri. “It motivates me to do even more.”
Seshadri is waiting to hear from schools to which he has applied and plans to pursue a career in the medical field as a physician.
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2021 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,450 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $75 million in scholarships over the course of 33 years.