2 Central High students get surprise college scholarships

Asu Scholarships

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Anneliese Taggart

Two Central High School seniors got a potentially life-changing surprise Wednesday, as Alabama State University surprised them with scholarships.

The special assembly took place Tuesday morning and was part of ASU’s annual President’s Bus Tour. A team of faculty, staff, advisers and ASU students travel around the state and visit with high schools to seek students who may be interested in attending. But another reason they make their visits is awarding scholarships.

Students Ladasai Williams and Semetrius King were the lucky honorees.

ASU President Quinton T. Ross said it’s always fun seeing the looks on students’ faces when they learn of their awards.

“We bring ourselves to the students so that they can understand the opportunities that they have to get to our institution,” Ross said. “We thought we’d help them out and break down any barriers that they may have getting to Montgomery and bring Montgomery to them.”

The visit also featured a fair offering up information about life at ASU, including financial aid opportunities, areas of study and campus involvement, and interested students could apply right then and there with the help of ASU’s Admissions Office.

Alabama State’s tour continued Wednesday in West Alabama, where they visited Greene County High School in Eutaw.

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