Tia Lidowski, a student at MOT Charter School, was named a semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

One thousand eight hundred ninety-six high school seniors were selected as semifinalists from a pool of 95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities.

The semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000.

Lidowski moves on to complete a phase two application, which includes essays, recommendations and transcripts. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 regional finalists by the end of January 2019 to participate in online or in-person interviews.

One hundred fifty Coca-Cola Scholars will be named in March as winners of a $20,000 college scholarship and attend an April celebratory banquet and Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni in Atlanta.

For more, call 696-2000 or visit motcharter.com and coca-colascholars.org.