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October 1, 2015


Coca-Cola Bottling Company Creates Cowley Scholarship


scholarshipCoca-Cola Bottling Company of Winfield, KS has been a long-time supporter of Cowley College and the Tiger Booster Club and had been looking for a way to make a long-term focus on athletic scholarships at the school. The company, which has had a decades long relationship with the college, accomplished that goal by recently establishing a new $15,000 endowed scholarship through the Cowley College Foundation.  The proceeds of the fund will go to support scholarships for Cowley’s student-athletes.


Ben Schears, Cowley College vice president for institutional advancement, said Ron Hutto, manufacturing executive at Coca-Cola Bottling, was instrumental in creating the scholarship.


“It’s wonderful to have donors like Ron (Hutto) and Coca-Cola Bottling who care about a long-term sustainable vision for the college and are willing to step up and endow a scholarship to support our programs,” Schears said.


Hutto said the company is always looking for ways to support local schools, especially when there can be a direct benefit to students.


“This scholarship is a great way for us to carry on our local support of education,” Hutto said. “We are excited to be able to financially support this scholarship and to continue our long-term partnership with Cowley College.”