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Horatio Alger Association Awards Nearly 80 Students with $5,000 College Scholarships for the 2011 School Year
American Electric Power Foundation Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors in Eight States
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. (http://www.horatioalger.org/) is pleased to announce it has awarded 79 students with American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation Horatio Alger Scholarships to help fund their college educations this year. The AEP Foundation is supporting state scholarship programs in eight states as part of a three-year initial program. These teens have persevered in overcoming adversity while demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
The generous three-year commitment from the AEP Foundation began in 2009 and has solidified the presence of a Horatio Alger state scholarship program in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.
“We are so grateful to have the AEP Foundation’s continued support and partnership in these eight states,” said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. “These young individuals represent the Horatio Alger fundamentals, and we are proud to help them find success in their educational paths.”
The AEP Foundation strives to improve quality of life in the communities in which AEP operates and its employees live and work. The AEP Horatio Alger scholarship program provides each student with $5,000 to help pay for a four-year college education at the school of his or her choice.
The 2011 AEP Horatio Alger Scholarship recipients are:
Nyier L. Arnold, Little Rock, Arkansas
Jacob L. Carlile, North Jackson, Ohio
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger scholars, visit 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 deserving young people determined to earn college degrees. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit
American Electric Power Foundation
The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its utility operating units. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable initiatives involving higher dollar values and multi-year commitments in the communities served by AEP and initiatives outside of AEP’s 11-state service area. The Foundation’s areas of focus include special emphasis on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching life through art, music and cultural heritage. The Foundation is based in Columbus, Ohio.