Lincoln College sophomore Victoria Malone has been selected as a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Leaders of Promise Scholarship, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, recognizes outstanding members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Malone, a 2017 graduate of Rockford East High School, is the daughter of Larnell and Tracie Malone III of Rockford.
This year’s recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 1,200 applicants. Only 200 students from across the country are chosen for the honor. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.
She is a member of the Lynx varsity women’s basketball squad, a residence life assistant and the Women’s Athletics Senator in student government at Lincoln College. Malone also earned a perfect 4.0 average during the 2017-18 school year and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa in March.
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship program was launched in 2001 to provide new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in an associate degree program and to develop leadership potential through participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs.
Malone, who is a point guard on the basketball team, hopes to someday teach either mathematics or economics at the college level.