Alex Young from Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2022 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
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. More than 1,300 applications were received.
A resident of Dover, MN, Alex had worked in sales for several years before his position was downsized during the COVID pandemic. His passion for technology and computers led to his enrolling in the Network Administration and Technology program at MSC Southeast.
After he graduates next spring, he hopes to move on to a four-year program at Winona State University or another institution in the area.