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District of Columbia Student to Receive Horatio Alger National Scholarship Worth $20,000
Frederic V. Malek to Join the Horatio Alger Association
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., will welcome Frederic V. Malek and a District of Columbia scholar this spring in Washington, D.C.
Frederic V. Malek will be formally inducted into the association on April 8, 2011 in Washington, D.C. because of his ability to overcome great adversity, achieve admirable accomplishments, and offer countless hours and resources to help others in need. For more on Malek’s Horatio Alger story, visit http://horatioalger.com/news/11Malek.cfm
The Horatio Alger Association is also pleased to announce that it has awarded a student from the District of Columbia the Horatio Alger National Scholarship worth $20,000 to fund her college education. Rachelle Montague of Washington who attends Banneker High School will receive the esteemed scholarships for a four-year college or university of her choice, also during the Washington ceremonies.
Montague is one of 104 high school students selected for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program because, much like the adult new members, she has faced and overcome great obstacles in her young life while demonstrating strength of character, a commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The Horatio Alger scholars are among the best and most determined youth in America.
“Washington, D.C. is being represented this year not only by an outstanding new member but also by a remarkable scholar,” said Tony Novelly, president and CEO, Horatio Alger Association. “We look forward to welcoming all of them during three days of learning, sharing, celebration and honoring the American Dream.”
During the three-day event in Washington, the 2011 Horatio Alger Members will meet and mingle with the 2011 National Scholars and share valuable life lessons and advice.
The association will award the following other 11 individuals with the Horatio Alger Award:
Roger Eugene Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News and Chairman, Fox Television Stations Group; Anousheh Ansari, Co-Founder and CEO, Prodea Systems, Inc. and Spaceflight Participant, Russian Space Program; Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York and Founder and Owner, Bloomberg, L.P.; Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor and Film Producer; Harry S. Patten, Founder, Chairman and CEO, National Land Partners, LLC and Inland Management; Josue “Joe” Robles Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, United Services Automobile Association (USAA); James E. “Jim” Rohr, Chairman and CEO, PNC Financial Services Group (PNC Bank); Glenn Stearns, Chairman and Owner, Stearns Corporation; Byron D. Trott, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, BDT Capital Partners, LLC; Rick Waugh, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Scotiabank (International Award Recipient–Canada); Herbert A. “Herbie” Wertheim, Chairman and CEO, Brain Power, Inc., Chairman, Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation, and Founding Chairman, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University.
In addition, the 2011 Norman Vincent Peale Award will be presented to Doré Energy Corporation President William J. Doré.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is one of the largest need-based scholarship programs in the country and the association annually awards nearly $7 million in college scholarships. In addition to the $20,000 scholarship fund, each scholar is given access to tools specifically designed to help him or her prepare for college, perform better while in college, graduate at a higher rate, develop career skills, and build a lifetime relationship with the Horatio Alger Association. 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. The association will have awarded more than $87 million in scholarships through 2012 to at-risk students determined to earn college degrees. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org