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Scholarships Open To Students Who Overcome Drugs

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Going to college has just gotten easier for high school seniors in Kentucky who have overcome prescription drug abuse.

Attorney General Jack Conway announced a new scholarship on Monday that's targeted to high school seniors who have been impacted by prescription drug abuse, either as a recovering addict, as the child of an addict or in some other way.

The initiative is intended to send a clear message to teens impacted by prescription drug abuse that the future can be bright.

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded each year. The first ones will be announced next May.

The scholarships are named in honor the late Sarah Shay of Morehead and Michael Donta of Ashland, both of whom died as a result of prescription drug abuse.

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