Contact: Anthony Hutcherson or Arnold Landers
301/392-6053 or ADHutcherson@aol.com
Just Days Remain to Apply for More Than $300,000 in College Scholarships for Iowa High School Seniors
October 10, 2006/Washington, D.C. - The application deadline for more than $300,000 in college scholarship available from the Horatio Alger Association is October 30, 2006. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc. is the nation's leading provider of need-based college scholarships to high school seniors. Applications are available at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships.
The Horatio Alger Association will award one hundred scholarships throughout Iowa of three thousand dollars. All applications will be considered for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship of twenty thousand dollars scholarship and an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC in April 2007 to attend the Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference.
The Horatio Alger Association scholarships are need-based and target young people who are facing adversity or have overcome adversity in their lives and want to pursue a college education. Previous recipients of Horatio Alger Iowa scholarships have overcome a myriad of adversities including poverty, abandonment, physical & mental abuse, alcohol & drug abuse within the household, serious illness and the death of immediate family members.
Integrity, perseverance and initiative in overcoming adversity are foremost among the qualifications used to select the students who will receive Horatio Alger scholarships. Other criteria used to select recipients include critical financial need, community service, and academic achievement.
The online application process is free and straightforward; requiring completion of biographical information, academic and financial information, community service activities and an essay describing the adversities they are facing or have faced in their lives. No information from the application is ever shared with another entity and the application is completely private.
The Horatio Alger Iowa Scholars Program is made possible through the generosity of John Pappajohn, President of Equity Dynamics, Marvin A. Pomerantz, Chairman & CEO of Mid America Group Ltd., and Henry B. Tippie, Chairman of the Board for Dover Motorsports Inc. and Dover Gaming & Entertainment Inc. All three gentlemen 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 success.
The Horatio Alger Association is non-profit educational organization recognizing contemporary examples of Americans who have succeeded in spite of adversity and provides over eleven million dollars annually in need-based college scholarships throughout the United States. Please visit www.horatioalger.org for more information about the Association and its programs.
Interviews available upon request.
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