Seamands named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Gillette College Pre-Professional sophomore Kindall Seamands has been selected as a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Seamands, from Wright, Wyoming, plans to pursue a career in the medical field. After she graduates from Gillette College next fall, she hopes to transfer to a four-year university to continue her education. She is a former Pronghorn women’s basketball player and involved with Phi Theta Kappa.

“I was super surprised to receive this scholarship because it is competitive. It’s a wonderful opportunity and I feel so fortunate to have received it on top of my athletic and academic scholarships, which makes college so affordable,” said Seamands.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential. Nearly 700 applications were received.

“We are so proud of Kindall for her remarkable achievement and for representing Gillette College on the national level,” said Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Walt Tribley. “We congratulate her on this immense honor.”

A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the United States military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.