Shonte D. Slocumb of Valdosta High School was among 10 Georgia students awarded the prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship.

The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is one of the largest need-based financial aid programs in the country. The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and hardships in their lives while demonstrating strength of character, strong academics, commitment to pursue a college education and desire to contribute to society. The association annually awards more than $12 million in college scholarships.

The State Scholarship Programs are sponsored by Horatio Alger Members and friends of the Association in different states. In 2007, the program has awarded over 1,200 state scholarships to students throughout the country. The state programs provide financial assistance ranging from $2,500 to $10,500.

To view the complete list of the Georgia Horatio Alger scholars, visit www.horatioalger.com//scholarships/awards.cfm.

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