Homeless student Samantha Garvey science prize finalistNew York high school senior Samantha Garvey appeared Thursday as a guest on the “Ellen” talk show, where she received a $50,000 scholarship from AT&T to the college of her choice.

Last week, Garvey was named a semifinalist in the prestigious Intel science contest. The story of the aspiring marine biologist attracted national attention after it was reported that she and her family were forced to move to a homeless shelter on New Year’s Eve. (See original story on GNN.)

She hopes to attend either Brown or Yale universities.

(READ the AP story in Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Thanks to Julie Frerichs for submitting the link!

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