STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE PRESIDENT EMERITUS EUGENE EDWARDS SCHOLARSHIP.
In 2020, Ashton Peoples was the first graduating high school senior to receive the President Emeritus Eugene Edwards Presidential Scholarship. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian from Eagles Landing High School on June 24, 2020. Ashton is pursuing a career in medicine and has completed the Career Pathway in Healthcare, Neuroscience Institute Boot Camp, the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and the Biomedical Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. Ashton was accepted at five Ivy League Colleges, Emory University, Georgia Tech, UGA Honors Program, Duke, Vanderbilt, 8 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and three medical schools via combined Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree (BS/MD) Programs. He will attend Brown University’s BS/MD Program this fall 2020. He’s been accepted at the Warren Alpert Medical School and plans to attend after completing his undergraduate studies. Ashton is also the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Gold Volunteer Service Award. He has completed the Youth Leadership Henry Emerging Leaders Program, Georgia Aquarium Environmental Leaders Program was a member of the Atlanta Youth Action Council, and was selected as a Ron Brown Captain in the National Leaders Network Program.