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Fifteen Wyoming high school seniors receive Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awards $75,000 to deserving local students
April 27, 2012, WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is honored to announce the winners of the Horatio Alger Wyoming State Scholarship funded by the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. The Horatio Alger State Scholars are chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to education, their dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
“We are truly honored to offer these deserving students the opportunity to pursue a college education,” said Tony Novelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Horatio Alger Association, “We know that they will carry on the Horatio Alger values of perseverance and courage in the face of adversity as they continue with their education and pursue careers.”
Each scholar will receive $5,000 that will go toward their college tuition fees, books, on-campus room and board, and other education-related expenses. In addition to the scholarship, the students will receive:
- 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 with program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.
The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are funded by its Members, friends of the organization, and other partnering foundations. Since 1990, the Association has provided $953,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Wyoming.
The 2012 Horatio Alger Wyoming State Scholarship recipients are:
- Elizabeth Ballard, Burns High School, Cheyenne
- Juli A. Cartwright, Douglas High School, Douglas
- Andrew S. Dameron, Douglas High School, Douglas
- Lindsey G. D'Andrea, Wind River High School, Riverton
- Jesus M. Delgado, Douglas High School, Douglas
- Dustie N. Ellis, Lingle Fort Laramie High School, Fort Laramie
- Jordan R. Largent, Kaycee High School, Kaycee
- Sadie H. Neves, Burlington High School, Otto
- April R. Richards, H.E.M. Junior-Senior High School, Hanna
- Zane K. Romanek, Douglas High School, Douglas
- Gabrianna J. Ruskowsky, Sheridan High School, Sheridan
- Megan K. Saylor, Kelly Walsh High School, Casper
- Brendon P. Souther, Green River High School, Green River
- Heidi L. Turpen, Cody High School, Cody
- Mitch D. Weigel, New Castle High School, Newcastle
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 college scholarships since the inception of its scholarship programs in 1984. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit, www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.