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Horatio Alger Association Featured on PBS
Mario Frangoulis Concert to Air on Public Broadcasting in U.S. Markets
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is pleased to announce its International Ambassador, Mario Frangoulis, will be featured on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) this summer in up to 70 markets across the U.S.
The Horatio Alger Association will partner with PBS stations across the country to air Mario's performance at the Acropolis, "Music of the Night," featuring the Novaya Opera of Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Choir and conductor Evgeny Samoilov. During broadcasts on targeted market stations, Mario and a National Scholar alumnus will share information about the association's mission and scholarships, and explain how the association's scholarship program changes lives.
"We are thrilled that PBS viewers across the country will enjoy the talents of Mario Frangoulis, our international ambassador, while learning about our mission to provide need-based scholarships," said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. "The PBS concert series will be another way we can make more people aware of deserving teens striving to receive higher education, and how viewers can help make college happen."
The Horatio Alger Association offers scholarship opportunities in each state annually ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. To learn more on Horatio Alger scholarship programs and how to apply, visit https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm.
Mario has helped raise awareness of the mission and programs of the Horatio Alger Association since April 2006 and was named International Ambassador of the Horatio Alger Association in December 2008 because of his love for mentoring and ability to relate to teens. Like characters in Horatio Alger books, he has overcome challenges in his own life, including being separated from his parents at age four, and he speaks of how music has been a source of healing and expression throughout his life. Mario believes enthusiastically in the mission of the association and its scholarship program and the power of encouraging people to strive for their full potential.
Mario is best known for his powerful and charismatic live performances. After two highly acclaimed international releases through Sony Classical which were fixtures on the Billboard Classical Crossover Charts, "Sometimes I Dream" and "Follow Your Heart," Mario has continued on a diverse path both in the studio and through live performances. This year will mark the release of his new international album.
For more on Mario visit http://www.mariofrangoulis.com.
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 rpograms, and graduate grants. The association awards nearly $7 million annually in college scholarships and has given more than $70 million to deserving students since 1984. The association is a 2009 Combined Federal Campaign participant, ID# 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.
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