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Horatio Alger Association Awards 104 High School Seniors with $20,000 College Scholarships
Scholars Attend Conference in Nation’s Capital in April
WASHINGTON, February 28, 2011 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has awarded 104 high school seniors the Horatio Alger National Scholarship to help fund their college education. 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 ceremony in Washington D.C., April 7-9, 2011.
These students were selected for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program because each has faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives while demonstrating strength of character, a commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The National Scholars are among the best and most determined youth in America.
“We are proud to welcome our 2011 National Scholars. These young individuals have persevered through great adversities in their lives, and they clearly represent the Horatio Alger ideals,” said Tony Novelly, president and CEO, Horatio Alger Association. “The association is proud to help deserving students find continued success in education and throughout life.”
The 2011 National Scholars will travel to Washington, D.C., in April for an all-expense paid trip to the National Scholars Conference. During the four-day event the scholars will attend college preparation sessions, listen to esteemed speakers, participate in ceremonies at the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of State and DAR Constitution Hall, and meet with the 2011 Horatio Alger Award recipients who will be recognized for their success stories.
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 the United States. Each National Scholar award recipient receives $20,000 and 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. The 2011 National Scholarship recipients are:
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