The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. The program is under the umbrella of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, and since 2012, the popular talk show host and best-selling author has been providing this opportunity.
Partnering with the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program builds on Harvey’s long-term commitment to mentoring youth. His foundation has long hosted mentoring camps for young African-American men. The camps promote educational enrichment, one-on-one mentoring and global service initiatives. Each year, the program impacts 100 youth in five cities across the country.
Winning students will get to participate in an apprenticeship allowing them to help with the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program, including working with members of Steve Harvey's team and learning what it takes to run the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud. They also get an opportunity to meet and be mentored by Steve Harvey himself. The winning student will also be awarded a scholarship to help pay for college tuition.
The program is open to both teens and young adults between the ages of 16-21. Nominators must be 16 years of age or older. Eligible youth also may nominate themselves. Winners will be selected and contacted within two months after the deadline.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000.
For more details, visit the scholarship's web site