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Horatio Alger Association to Honor Pennsylvania Scholars During Concert at the Strand Next Month
Concert will Feature Greek Tenor And International Ambassador Mario Frangoulis
WASHINGTON, October 18, 2011 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans will honor Horatio Alger scholars from Pennsylvania at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 12, 2011, during a concert featuring world-renowned tenor Mario Frangoulis.
“The concert honors Pennsylvania scholars and members who have significantly supported the association to uphold its presence in this state,” said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. “We hope to provide greater awareness of the association to the education community in Pennsylvania and to those scholars who face adversity and seek a higher education.”
Prior to the musical performances, a Pennsylvania scholar, Paul-David Perry II, will share his Horatio Alger story from the podium so that concert guests can learn more about the Horatio Alger mission at work. The Horatio Alger scholars have persevered through personal challenges and adversities to achieve the Horatio Alger Scholarship.
Perry is a Horatio Alger Pennsylvania scholar from 2003, who is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D) program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which he attends on a full scholarship. He is one of the thousands of deserving scholars the Horatio Alger Association has helped to attend college. “The association has been great to me. They’re always checking in with me and have been a great help on my educational path,” said Perry.
The Horatio Alger Association supports the state of Pennsylvania by donating $520,000 annually. The Neubauer Family Foundation has sponsored state scholarships for eight years with $250,000 annually; Federated Insurance in honor of Jay & Dale Gress sponsored a $20,000 scholarship for the first time in 2011 and the Horatio Alger Association has sponsored $250,000 annually in scholarships in Franklin, Pa. for three years. There are ten Horatio Alger Members in Pennsylvania.
The Horatio Alger Association offers annual scholarship opportunities in each state ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. To learn more about Horatio Alger scholarship programs and how to apply, visit https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships.
The concert features Greek tenor, Mario Frangoulis, who will perform his pop classical songs including Vincero Perdero, Nights in White Satin and Beautiful Things with the York Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Robert Hart Baker as conductor. Mario is the International Ambassador for the Horatio Alger Association because he is a mentor for youth who aspire to achieve success through musical pursuits.
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 www.horatioalger.org