ATLANTA -- Fifty recent high school graduates have received this year's Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship.
The $5,000 award is given annually to students who overcome personal obstacles to demonstrate academic strength, dedication to community service and outstanding personal character.
"It is a privilege to play a part in these young people's college education," Horatio Alger Association president and CEO Tony Novelly said in a statement. "They have already shown perseverence and courage in the face of adversity, and with opportunities made available through higher education and our free-enterprise system, there is no limit to the things they may achieve."
The Horatio Alger Association have provided nearly $2 million in scholarships to Georgia high school seniors since 1987.
This year's scholarship recipients from Georgia include:
* Megan L. Bauer
Ridgeland HS, Rossville
* Keith A. Berry
Hebron Christian Academy, Dacula