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Eight Kentucky Students Awarded Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
The Jack & Linda Gill Foundation Provides $40,000 in Scholarships to Teens for Overcoming Adversity
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to eight deserving high school students in Kentucky. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky scholarships are made possible by The Jack & Linda Gill Foundation which has supported the scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association for six 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 Kentucky recipients are:
- Kathryn A. Dueker of Owensboro Catholic High School, Owensboro
- Kayla M. Etherton of West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville
- Brandi L. Ferguson of Suda E. Butler Traditional High School, Louisville
- Emily J. Griffin of Suda E. Butler Traditional High School, Louisville
- Ashley M. King of Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg
- Carrie M. Reidy of South Park Tapp School, Louisville
- Roberto Tapia of Mayfield High School, Mayfield
- Reyno J. Tapia of Mayfield High School, Mayfield
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.