Lufkin High School senior Justice Jackson is a semi-finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholarship. There were 1,514 semifinalists chosen from more than 103,000 applicants. Semi-finalists are required to complete a second application that was due Nov 9. From there,150 Coca-Cola Scholars will be named and invited to the required Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend in Atlanta, GA on April 25-28, 2024. If Justice is one of the 150 finalists, she will receive $20,000 for her college tuition.
“Being selected as one of 1,500 semi-finalists from a pool of over 103,000 applicants is such an honor and an accomplishment for Justice,” Autumn McDaniel, senior high school counselor, said. “Her hard work throughout high school is paying off, and I am excited to see where this journey takes her.”
Justice would like to pursue a career in Psychology at the University of Houston. She’s also looked into a career path of Victim Studies at Sam Houston State University.
Currently, Justice has three jobs and is enrolled in the patient care tech program at the high school. She has received her CPR certification, EKG certification, and will graduate with Certified Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Tech certifications. She is the Health Occupations Students of America president and Business Professionals of America historian.
Justice recommends to students who want the big scholarships to apply early.
“Some scholarships are first come, first serve,” Justice said. “Apply as early as you can, right when you get your class rank. The faster you apply, the better.”
Justice said one of the things she’s looking forward to the most in college is the student culture.