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GOOD NEWS: UGA awards Baldwin scholarships to Gwinnett grads

ATHENS -- Three recent high school graduates from Gwinnett County Public Schools have earned prestigious scholarships funded by the University of Georgia Foundation.

Out of 18 other incoming University of Georgia freshmen, the students were selected based on their "stellar academic records."

The scholarship, funded by the UGA Foundation, is named in honor of Abraham Baldwin, the university's first president, to reflect the historic significance of his contributions to the University of Georgia.

The award provides $2,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship. The scholarship can be renewed for an additional three years of undergraduate study if a recipient maintains certain academic standards.

Recent Gwinnett County Public Schools students selected included the following:

-- Lauren Blessing, Lawrenceville, Collins Hill High School, Harry and Heidi Blessing

-- Ellen Holm, Lawrenceville, Collins Hill High School, Gunnar and Lisbeth Holm

-- Megan Roberts, Duluth, Peachtree Ridge High School, Mike and Kimberly Roberts

For more information about UGA scholarships, visit www.admissions.uga.edu.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.