The homeless Long Island teenager who made it to the prestigious National Intel Science Search semi-finalist pool last week is being recognized again, this time in a broadcast of "Ellen" set to air Thursday.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will welcome 17-year-old Samantha Garvey on her show to share her inspiring story and surprise her with a $50,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.
Garvey, a senior at Brentwood High School with a 3.9 GPA, was designated one of 61 Long Island semi-finalists in the Intel Science search.
Garvey and her family had been living in a homeless shelter when she discovered she was named one of the top science students in the country.
She told NBC New York last week being homeless has "always been a motivator for me."
Thursday, DeGeneres will recognize Garvey's passion and determination with the scholarship from AT&T, along with other surprises for Garvey's family.
"Ellen" airs on NBC New York at 4 p.m.