Incoming Jackson State Freshman Receives Coca-Cola Scholarship

Jackson, Tenn. — Jacob Dennison of Decaturville has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. He will attend Jackson State Community College in the fall majoring in general studies. He is a 2007 graduate of Scotts Hill High School.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending two-year institutions across the country. One student from each of the 50 states receives a $2,000 scholarship and an additional 350 students receive a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients of the scholarships have demonstrated academic success and participated in community service within the past 12 months.

Over 100 hours of community service is required for the scholarship. Dennison has served with his church, Union Baptist Church in Chesterfield, on many mission trips cleaning houses, sorting clothes and leading children’s activities. He also worked with Hands of Hope ministry.

‘Jacob is an intelligent, respectful young man and I’m confident he will do well here at Jackson State,’ said Dr. Bruce Blanding, president of Jackson State. ‘??He had his choice of many schools, but the fact that he chose Jackson State makes us very proud. I look forward to what this young man is going to accomplish in the future and wish him all the best.