Verda Tetteh, a 17-year-old Fitchburg, Mass, high school student, received a $40,000 merit scholarship at her graduation ceremony. Ms Tetteh returned the award, saying the money should go to someone pursuing a community college education. TWITTER

Student gives up $40,000 scholarship

Verda Tetteh was awarded the scholarship at her Massachusetts high school. Moments later, she returned it and said it should go to a student who needed it more