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Illuminating the minds of students through academic excellence and mentorship...

The Wendy's & Coca Cola "Bright Minds, Bright Future Scholarship Program," was established in 1997. Through this inspiring initiative Wendy's and Coca Cola are able to consistently invest in the education and mentorship of some of our country's most talented, and brightest young leaders.

Every other year, the program is open to 6th grade students currently graduating from a local Government Primary School. Up to four qualifying students receive a full 6-year scholarship to attend a participating private High School in Nassau or Freeport, along with an annual book allowance. Over the years, the program has produced dozens of outstanding young scholars, many of whom have journeyed on to obtain high level college degrees, and embarked on professional careers in the Bahamas.

The Wendy’s & Coca Cola "Bright Minds, Bright Future Scholarship Program" is committed to helping children realize and reach their fullest potential, through mentorship, nurturing, and the pursuit of academic excellence. Applicants are selected based on academic performance (3.0+GPA) , individual financial need, involvement in community and/or civic service, extra curricular activities, and overall leadership potential.

The next intake for scholarship applications is January 2020. All applications must be completed and submitted with ALL supporting documentation by Thursday April 30, 2020 at 5:00PM, with no exceptions. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

ONLY SHORTLISTED STUDENTS WILL BE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Download application here, or collect from the Wendy's Head Office on TWD Highway in Nassau.

Application Submission Locations:

Nassau:
Wendy's Head Office
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway
Tel: 242-328-5457
Address To: "Wendy's & Coca Cola Scholarship Program"

Freeport:
Wendy's Restaurant
East Mall Drive & Pioneer's Way
Tel: 242-352-8153
Address To: "Nassau: Wendy's & Coca Cola Scholarship Program"

Program Criteria:

Applicants Must

  • Be a Bahamian Citizen
  • Be a 6th Grand Candidate for Graduation (June 2020) from a Government Primary School
  • Academically Inclined with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Involved in Extra Curricular Activities, Civic Organization and/or Community Service
  • Demonstrate a genuine financial need
  • Submit a Copy of Acceptance Letter to participating High School
  • Submit an Essay Outlining:
    1. Why He/She Should be selected
    2. How this scholarship opportunity will assist in achieving future goals

Supporting Documents:

  1. Copy of Bahamian Passport or Birth Certificate
  2. Official Transcript for Grades 4-6 (1st Term)
  3. School Recommendation Letter outlining Extra-Curricular Activties
  4. Job Letter from Mother's and Father's Employer stating annual income
  5. Acceptancre Letter from participating private school
  6. Essay of 100 words stating why he/she should be selected
  7. Passport photo

Participating Private High Schools:

Nassau:
- Aquinas College
- Kingsway Academy High School
- Queen's College High School
- St. Augustine's High School
- St. Anne's High School
- St. John's College
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Freeport:
- Bishop Michael Eldon High School
- Sunland Baptist Academy

What Bright Mind, Bright Future Scholars Say...

“ They have enabled me to have a lease on life and a better education than I ever dreamt.” – Van Johnson

“ One of the major things I had hoped to accomplish being a part of the scholarship program is to be a testimony to all public school students whose heart’s desire is to attend a private institution and unfortunately are not financially able to do so." - Schicquelle Johnson

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