Contact: Anthony Hutcherson/Arnold Landers
Scholarship Recognizing Struggle with over $5 Million Dollars
in Assistance Now Available for High Seniors
(August 22, 2006/Washington, DC) - Incoming high school seniors are encouraged to visit www.horatioalger.org and apply for a Horatio Alger Scholarship. These scholarships recognize adversity and need above all other criteria. Applying for the scholarship requires no cost or future obligation.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship is an honor that will provide inspiration to young people to continue to aspire for their goals and tangible assistance in the form of a significant financial contribution toward tuition and fees. Many colleges and universities match the Horatio Alger Scholarship with grants to further help reduce the cost of college education. The scholarship puts recipients in the company of other young people like themselves that refuse allow circumstances to limit their aspirations.
Applications can be completed online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. The applications require the completion of biographical, academic and financial information. Each applicant is asked to describe the adversities that they have faced or are facing. Past scholarship recipients have detailed their experiences living in poverty, in foster care, being homeless, being physically abused, having parents who abused alcohol or drugs.
The Association will award one hundred three national scholarships of ten thousand dollars with at least one recipient from every state and the District of Columbia. The students awarded the national scholarship will receive an all expense paid trip to attend the 2007 Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference in Washington, DC. The National Scholars Conference includes sessions in overcoming adversity, civic education, preparing for success in college and meetings with Horatio Alger Members. The 2006 National Scholars met with Horatio Alger Members Oprah Winfrey, Buzz Aldrin and Ed McMahon.
More than five million dollars will be awarded by the Association to high school seniors graduating in 2007 through a combination of the National and State Scholarship Programs. The Horatio Alger Association is the nation's leading provider of need based college scholarship having provided forty million dollars in college scholarships since 1984.
High school seniors, parents, educators, family members and anyone who knows a high school senior should encourage them to visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships and learn more about the available scholarships.
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