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Student Receives Kansas Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Roger and Diane Peugeot Make Scholarship Possible for Local Teen
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded a scholarship to an outstanding high school student in Kansas. This is the first time the Horatio Alger Association has offered a state scholarship in Kansas, along with five Kansas students who received a scholarship this year courtesy of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation.
The 2011 Kansas recipient is Megan Herndon of Hays High School in Hays, and she will receive $20,000 toward her college education. She was selected for the scholarship because she persevered in overcoming adversity while succeeding academically, contributing to the community and exhibiting exemplary character.
“We are privileged to provide a scholarship to the deserving student from Kansas to attend college and achieve the American dream,” said Tony Novelly, president and chief executive officer of the Horatio Alger Association. “This student has overcome significant challenges in her life and has become a stronger, more determined person because of it.”
The Kansas scholarship is made possible by Federated Insurance in honor of Roger & Diane Peugeot.
The state scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000 and are sponsored by Horatio Alger members and friends. This year, the programs are awarding more than 850 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 website, 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.
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger scholars and members, visit our website at www.horatioalger.org. The 2012 Horatio Alger Scholarship Application will be available beginning August 1 – October 30, 2011 at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships.
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 will have awarded more than $87 million in scholarships through 2012 to deserving young people determined to earn college degrees. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org