Nominator Email Template - Seeking Student Applicants

PTK Scholarships -


Below is an email template you may use when emailing students on your campus about the PTK Scholarship opportunities.  There are certain sections that you may want to customize, depending on the internal deadline for your college, whether or not you have an All-State program in your state, etc.  These items are notated below in red.


Email Subject Line:  Seeking Outstanding Students for Scholarship Nomination


Dear Students,

We are seeking outstanding student leaders from our college to apply for the All-USA Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Academic Team Programs sponsored by Cengage, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa. Recipients will be awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships.  The student and college have the opportunity to receive national press recognition should one of our nominees be identified as a national scholar.   

{Nominators, you may consider removing the next paragraph if you do not have an All-State program in your state.}

In addition to recognition by Cengage and Coca-Cola, nominees to these programs are recognized in All-State Academic Team programs held in 39 states. All-State Team programs may offer academic scholarships, newspaper coverage, medallions, and/or certificates to scholars. By nominating students to the All-USA Academic Team national program, we are able to provide additional scholarship opportunities for nominees to which they would otherwise not have access.

At this time, we are seeking qualified applications.  In selecting nominees to represent our institution, we ask you to consider the eligibility criteria to determine if you might be a good fit for the scholarship.  The scholarships look to award students with outstanding academic rigor and grade point averages; participation in honors programs; awards, honors, and recognition for academic achievement, and service to the college and community.

In addition, the focal point of the application is the essay. This should center around one endeavor undertaken by the student that utilized their college education to improve their respective community or college.  Judges look for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements or undertakings.

For more information about the scholarships available, or to apply, please visit the website below:

{Nominators, please note that you will need to change this text if you are establishing an earlier internal deadline.}

Applications must be completed no later than December 1, 2023.  After all applications have been received, applicants selected as nominees will be notified. 

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