Leigh Judge, of Denham Springs High School, and Garrett Phillips, of Walker High School, have received scholarships from the Church’s Scholars Program offered by Church’s Chicken.

The students were among 225 high school seniors across 16 states who were selected to each receive the $1,000 awards.

Church’s Partners Foundation Inc. oversees the program, which recognizes students for their educational merit, a news release said.

Scholarships may be used toward college tuitions during the 2016-17 academic year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/trade school in the U.S.