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5 Georgia College Students Get Help from White House

ATLANTA -- The White House is giving five students with Georgia ties a leg up in their college careers.

Three will receive scholarships funded by the money President Barack Obama received for the Nobel Peace Prize. Two others have been picked to intern at the White House this fall.

Morehouse College student Howard Campbell and Acworth native and Georgetown University student Rod Solaimani were announced as fall interns on Tuesday. The deadline for the White House Internship Program's Spring 2011 program is Oct. 10.

Erik Ferguson at the University of Georgia, Rosy Gomez at Emory University and Elizabeth Keilhauer at Georgia College & State University will each get a chunk of the president's prize money. They've been awarded $2,500 per year through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, one of 10 organizations picked to split Obama's $1.4 million award.

The scholarship is open to college juniors attending college full time with at least a 3.0 grade point average. It specifically targets students studying math, science, engineering or technology and are interested in teaching.