Colter Norick, a senior at Columbia Falls High School, has been selected to receive a $20,000 college scholarship through the Samsung-American Legion program.
Norick’s selection was based on his class standing, academic and civic achievements and financial need. Nine students earned the scholarship from a finalist group of nearly 100.
Eligibility for scholarships requires students to be direct descendants of U.S. wartime veterans.
The Samsung Group, an international electronics company, endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion, to show appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War.