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Eathen Graham of Coalgate, a freshman at East Central University and a four-year member of ECU's Upward Bound Program, has received a $500 scholarship from the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs.

The association works toward educational opportunity for students in federal TRIO programs, which includes the Upward Bound program, and supports activities that enable participants to achieve their educational goals.

Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a potential for academic success as well as leadership, the desire for success, and extracurricular and community involvement.

Graham was named Most Likely to Succeed by his high school graduating class and was inducted into the National Honor Society as well as Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Graham, who is majoring in nursing at ECU, is the son David Graham of Coalgate.

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