Contact: Lindsay Hyman
Twenty-Five Utah Students Awarded
Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Provides $5,000 Scholarships to Teens for Overcoming Adversity
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2009 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 25 deserving high school students in Utah. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Utah State Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
“The Utah 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 Utah scholarships are made possible by the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, which has supported the state with scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association since 2007.
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 Utah recipients are:
- Ashling Stout of Bountiful, Bountiful High School
- Haylie K. Williams of Clearfield, Layton High School
- Jose R. Casillas of Clearfield, Clearfield High School
- Teresa Brown of Delta, Delta High School
- Carolyn V. Burnett of Farmington, Davis High School
- Glenn A. Nelson of Kanab, Kanab High School
- Jordan F. Ellett of Loa, Wayne High School
- Lacie L. Markland of Moab, Grand County High School
- Crystal Orantes of North Salt Lake, Woods Cross High School
- Laura E. Madrigal of Ogden, Ben Lomond High School
- Cameron Barboza of Ogden, Odgen High School
- Rebecca M. Hutton of Orem, Timpanogos High School
- Jessica Jones of Parowan, Parowan High School
- Jessica C. Crandall of Provo, Provo Senior High School
- Hailey D. Rittenhouse of Provo, Provo Senior High School
- Arlin J. Cooper of Randolph, Rich High School
- Lauren E. Rea of Saint George, Snow Canyon High School
- Kathleen Higginson of Salt Lake City, Skyline High School
- Sammantha N. Stens of Salt Lake City, East High School
- Ethan M. Kalua'u of Spanish Fork, Spanish Fork High School
- Morgan T. Torgerson of Torrey, Wayne High School
- Zachary A. Petereit of West Jordan, Juan Diego Catholic High School
- Stella M. Davie of West Jordan, West Jordan High School
- Stephanie Gutierrez of West Valley City, Cyprus High School
- Shelby M. Peterson of Woodland Hills, Timpview 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 was a 2008 Combined Federal Campaign participant, ID# 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.
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