Jacob Chouinard a student at Northern Maine Community College has been named an inaugural 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.

This new scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions who plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate on a national scale.

The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa.

Helen Price, Executive Director of The Coca-Cola Foundation said,

“Education can change lives and help ensure that young people can realize their full potential. The Coca-Cola Foundation places a high priority on supporting education to help build strong communities.”

New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.

More than 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,600 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar was selected from each state.

Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner added,

“We congratulate Jacob for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize his outstanding achievements Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”

The New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars will be recognized during the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Congress in New York City in October 2018.