Marigone Istogu has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar winner and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Coca-Cola’s scholarship program helps Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. PTK is the international honor society for community colleges. Coca-Cola scholars are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. More than 1,200 students applied for the award. Istogu was one of 207 winners selected. “I am absolutely honored to be awarded this scholarship. It really showed me that hard work will pay off in the long run and to always stay focused,” she said.
Three years ago Istogu came to the United States from her home country of Kosovo. She started taking classes at OCC in 2017 and today is an Electrical Technology major, owner of a perfect 4.0 grade point average and president of the college’s PTK chapter. She spent this summer working as an intern at National Grid with a focus on Substation Engineering and Design. Istogu’s career goal is to become an engineer. She will earn her degree in May 2019 and plans to transfer to Syracuse University.
Congratulations Marigone Istogu, winner of the 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship!