Central High School senior nets $30,000 scholarship

Central High School rising senior Shreyas Vangala was one of 10 national winners of the 2009 Discover Scholarship Award and will get a $30,000 scholarship toward college.

According to a news release from Discover Financial Services, winners were selected based on leadership, community service and maintaining at least a 2.75 grade point average. Vangala is on Central’s academic team, tutors students and is involved with the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia. He’s currently organizing a run to raise money for the Foundation, the release said.

This is the 18th year for the scholarship program which has awarded more than $16 million to about 6,500 students so far. “Hearing that I’d gotten the scholarship was a shocker,” Vangala said in the release.