Contact: Carrie Blewitt
Twenty-Five D.C., Maryland and Virginia Students Awarded Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Anthony Welters Provides $62,500 in Scholarships to Teens for Overcoming Adversity
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 25 deserving high school students across the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each scholar will receive $2,500 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
“We are happy to help the deserving scholars from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia attend college and achieve the American dream,” said Tony Novelly, president and chief executive officer of the Horatio Alger Association. “These scholars have exemplified the Horatio Alger ideals by using their challenges in life as a motivator for success.”
The scholarships are made possible by Anthony Welters who has supported the state with scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association for five years.
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 23 states. In 2010, the programs are awarding more than 675 state scholarships to students throughout the country.
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 2010 the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia recipients are:
- Amal A. Abouhamda, Islamic Saudi Academy, Alexandria, Va.
- Courtney L. Ashmon, Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, D.C.
- Zoe M. Bellars, Washington Lee High School, Arlington, Va.
- James A. Dalrymple, Seneca Valley High School, Germantown, Md.
- Whitney C. Dixon, Hammond High School, Laurel, Md.
- Michael A. Ebright, Brentsville Dist Mid-senior Hs, Manassas, Va.
- Samantha Efford, Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, Md.
- Maggie Fung, Montgomery Blair High School, Gaithersburg, Va.
- Jacie L. Henderson, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, Va.
- Jaylen T. Jones, La Plata High School, Waldorf, Md.
- Mark D. Lee, Walt Whitman High School, Cabin John, Md.
- Gaida Mahgoub, Arundel Senior High School, Odenton, Md.
- Ashley M. Mayo, Banneker High School, Washington, D.C.
- Marissa M. Montfort, Friendship Edison Collegiate Academy, Washington, D.C.
- Marciel E. Rojas Rosario, McKinley Technology High School, Washington, D.C.
- Claudia A. Ruiz-Calderon, W.T. Woodson High School, Annandale, Va.
- Maritza B. Sanabria, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C.
- Sierra J. Saunders, North Point High School, Waldorf, Md.
- Desmond Scott, C.D. Hylton Senior High School, Woodbridge, Va.
- Tiffany Spearman, Potomac Senior High School, Woodbridge, Va.
- Rebecca E. Sum, Albert Einstein Sr High School, Silver Spring, Md.
- Suejane I. Tan, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Md.
- Richer Tan, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Md.
- Phillip A. Thompkins, Glen Burnie Senior High School, Glen Burnie, Md.
- Montel V. Yancy, Cesar Chavez Pub Charter HS, Washington, D.C.
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger scholars and members, visit our Web site at https://www.horatioalger.org.
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. Since 1984, the association has awarded over $70 million in college scholarships to deserving young people. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.