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Washington, D.C student receives prestigious $20,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship
Student receives accolades for overcoming adversity and succeeding in school
March 1, 2012, WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., is pleased to announce the names of the 104 Horatio Alger National Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a $20,000 scholarship to a four-year school of his or her choice, and will be honored at the Horatio Alger Awards Ceremonies in Washington D.C, in April. This year’s Horatio Alger National Scholarship recipient from the District of Columbia is Elsie C. Mayo.
Representing every state in the Union, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, these exceptional students were selected to receive Horatio Alger National Scholarships because of the courage they demonstrated in overcoming personal obstacles to attain academic success.
“The Association is proud to help these talented individuals find continued success through their pursuit of higher education,” said Tony Novelly, President and CEO of the Horatio Alger Association, “We know they will continue to represent the Horatio Alger ideals of achievement through perseverance and integrity in facing life’s challenges.”
Every year, the Association disburses over $7 million in scholarships to deserving high school students all over North America through its various scholarship programs. The National Scholarship recipients are invited on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. this April to attend the National Scholars Conference. During their stay in the nation’s capital, they will have the opportunity to meet fellow scholars, share stories and experiences with Members from the Horatio Alger Association’s illustrious Membership, and attend college preparatory sessions.
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans celebrates those individuals in our society whose determination and hard work enabled them to overcome life’s obstacles to achieve success. As a 501 (c) (3) education non-profit, the Association provides scholarships and mentorship to high school seniors who have demonstrated courage in the face of adversity and an unwavering desire to pursue a higher education. The Horatio Alger Association has awarded more than $90 million in scholarships since the inception of its scholarship programs in 1984. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.