tucker-kimberly-w250South Arkansas Community College Phi Theta Kappa President Kimberly Tucker has been selected as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

This scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college.

This year’s recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 900 applicants, selected based on academic achievement and leadership. They receive $1,000 scholarships.

Tucker, a teacher education major who has a 4.0 grade-point average, also was selected as this year’s Academic All-Star at SouthArk.