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Fifty Missouri Students Awarded Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Paul Anthony Novelly Provides $250,000 to Fund Scholarships for Teens that Overcame Adversity
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2009 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 50 deserving high school students in Missouri. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Missouri State Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
“The Missouri scholars have overcome great obstacles and we are proud to present this award,” said David L. Sokol, president and chief executive officer of the Horatio Alger Association. “Through this scholarship program, we celebrate their accomplishments and help them reach their future goals.”
The Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs range from $2,500 to $10,500 and are sponsored by Horatio Alger members and friends. These scholarships are offered in 29 states. In 2009, the programs are awarding more than 600 state scholarships to students throughout the country.
The Missouri scholarships are made possible by Paul Anthony Novelly.
“We are indebted to the contributions of Paul Anthony Novelly,” Sokol added. “He is truly a steward of the Horatio Alger mission. His support enables us to continue to offer young people access to a brighter future through higher education.”
Horatio Alger scholars are provided with numerous resources to ensure a successful college career. Each student receives:
- Financial aid guidance to assist in the selection of, and preparation for, college.
- Access to the association’s Web site, where students can create online profiles, search for fellow scholars, update their personal information, submit disbursement requests and direct questions to the association.
- Access to a toll-free information line, to speak to program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.
The 2009 Missouri recipients are:
- Ashley Robinson, Belton, Belton High School
- Rachel M. Allred, Belton, Belton High School
- Jamal C. Petty, Black, Lesterville High School
- Jessica D. Burchett, Blue Eye, Blue Eye R-5 High School
- Pinki N. Thakker, Blue Springs, Blue Springs South High School
- Lindsey D. Lucas, Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School
- Ana Abrudan, Brighton, Pleasant Hope High School
- Layne C. Rose, Cassville, Cassville R-iv High School
- Joshua J. McNeely, Eldon, Eldon High School
- Sagon M. Taylor, Florrisant, Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day
- Taylor A. Forster, Gladstone, Oak Park High School
- Tommie D. Brown, Gladstone, Oak Park High School
- Emily Harbert, Hale, Hale R1 High School
- Nicole Myers, Higbee, Higbee R-viii High School
- Kaley A. Wittrock, Jefferson City, Jefferson City High School
- Hannah K. McNally, Jefferson City, Blair Oaks High School
- Jordyn E. Harris, Kaiser, School Of The Osage
- Patrick C. Corley, Kansas City, University Academy
- Mercy H. Gbomina, Kansas City, North Kansas City High School
- Heidi E. Gruhler, Kansas City, Oak Park High School
- EmmaMarie S. Clark, Kansas City, Paseo Acad Of Fine Perf Arts
- Jacob D. Winkler, Lancaster, Schuyler R-I High School
- Chelsea C. Kennedy, Lees Summit, Blue Springs South High School
- Jordan E. Henegar, Liberal, Liberal R-2 High School
- Jessica L. Stokes, Macomb, Norwood High School
- Antonio Sanchez, Maplewood, Maplewood-richmond Hts Sr Hs
- Mason D. Weber, Marshall, Marshall High School
- Aria K. Clarkson, Monett, Monett High School
- Rikki L. Jump, Neosho, Diamond R-iv High School
- Faith A. Siglinger, New Franklin, New Franklin R-i High School
- Chantel M. Beall, Nixa, Nixa R-II High School
- Sarah G. Scott, Noel, Mcdonald County R-I Sr High Sc
- Brooke Wells, Poplar Bluff, Twin Rivers High School
- Samantha J. Martin, Raytown, Raytown South High School
- Nicholaus M. Goodin, Rogersville, Logan Rogersville High School
- Rachelle R. Ashford, Saint Joseph, Lafayette High School
- Carline o. Buchanan, St. Charles, Saint Charles West High School
- Amie L. Shumaker, St. Joseph, Central High School
- Haley N. Simpson, St. Joseph, Central High School
- Lindsay A. Laderoute, St. Joseph, Lafayette High School
- Terri L. Cooper, St. Joseph, Lafayette High School
- Teneia R. Carriger, St. Joseph, Lafayette High School
- Patience C. Mozee, St. Joseph, Lafayette High School
- Chasidy L. Kretzer, St. Joseph, Lafayette High School
- Alyssa R. Brown, St. Peters, Fort Zumwalt South High School
- Katia A. Goodman, St. Peters, Fort Zumwalt South High School
- Chelcie D. Sheeley, Stark City, East Newton R-6 High School
- Laken N. Devins, Webb City, Webb City High School
- Blake G. Yount, Weston, West Platte Jr-Sr High School
- Edina Kiss, Winfield, Winfield High School
Scholars are encouraged to remain connected with the association throughout their lives and become active members of the Horatio Alger alumni group.
About The Horatio Alger Association
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program, State Scholarship Programs and Graduate Grants. The association awards nearly $7 million annually in college scholarships and has given more than $63 million to deserving students since 1984. The association is a 2008-2009 Combined Federal Campaign participant. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.