Overcoming great obstacles and demonstrating strength of character has earned two graduating high school seniors a scholarship from the Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship Program.
Samuel Yi of Sandy Creek High and Iesha White of Fayette County High are among the 50 graduates in the state who received a $5,000 scholarship for use at any accredited institution in the United States.
In addition to overcoming hardships, candidates for the scholarship must also be involved in co-curricular and community activities, and demonstrate a high level of academic achievement.
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs at the national, state and graduate levels.