Contact: Anthony Hutcherson or Arnold Landers
301/392-6053 or ADHutcherson@aol.com
Scholarship Recognizing Struggle with $300,000 in
Assistance Now Available for Florida High School Seniors
(August 29, 2006/Washington, DC) - Incoming high school seniors are encouraged to visit www.horatioalger.org and apply for a Horatio Alger Scholarship. These scholarships recognize adversity and need above all other criteria. Applying for the scholarship requires no cost or future obligation. Those young people who have been adversely affected by last year's hurricanes are especially encouraged to apply.
The Horatio Alger Florida Scholarship is an honor that will provide inspiration to young people to continue to aspire for their goals and tangible assistance in the form of a significant financial contribution toward college tuition and fees. Many colleges and universities match the Horatio Alger Scholarship with grants to further help reduce the cost of college education. The scholarship puts recipients in the company of other young people like themselves that refuse to allow circumstances to limit their aspirations.
Applications can be completed online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. TheThe applications require the completion of biographical, academic and financial information. Each applicant is asked to describe the adversities that they have faced or are facing. Past scholarship recipients have detailed their experiences living in poverty, in foster care, being homeless, being physically abused and having parents who abused alcohol or drugs. Eligible students must be US citizens as well as be residents of and attend a high school in Florida counties of Dade, Broward, Martin or St. Lucie.
The Association will award one hundred scholarships of two thousand five hundred dollars to high school seniors from Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties and twenty scholarships of two thousand five hundred dollars to for which only young people in Dade County are eligible. The students awarded a Horatio Alger Florida scholarship may utilize it to attend any college or university in the United States of America.
The Horatio Alger Florida Scholarship program in Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties is funded through the generosity of Wayne and Marti Huizenga. Mr. Huizenga is Chairman of Huizenga Holdings Inc. The scholarship program in Dade county is funded by John H. Dasburg. Both Mr. Dasburg and Mr. Huizenga are Members of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc, an organization comprised of Americans who have overcome adversity and humble beginnings to achieve professional and personal success.
More than five million dollars will be awarded by the Association to high school seniors graduating in 2007 through a combination of the National and State Scholarship Programs. The Horatio Alger Association is the nation's leading provider of need based college scholarship having provided forty million dollars in college scholarships since 1984.
High school seniors, parents, educators, family members and anyone who knows a high school senior should encourage them to visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships and learn more about the available scholarships.
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