Byrd Scholarships
Model and Pepperell seniors selected for Byrd Scholarships
Posted on 05/27/2010
Two Floyd County high school seniors have been selected Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars for 2010. Katie Pottinger, a senior at Model High School and Aaron Morgan, a senior at Pepperell High School, have been awarded Byrd Scholarships. 

Each scholar is eligible for a $1500 scholarship to be used for tuition costs at any college or university. The award is renewable for up to three additional years. The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is a federally funded program established to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence. The program is administered at the state level by the Georgia Department of Education. 

The U. S. Congress appropriates the funds for the program and the awards are automatically renewed if: 1) Congress appropriates the funds, 2) the student maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college, 3) the student attends full-time, 4) the total amount of federal financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, and 5) the student attends an eligible institution.