Horatio Alger Scholars In the News
The Montana Standard (Butte, MT)
October 5, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association Montana Scholarships are given to students based on their commitment to education, community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
Coeur d'Alene Press (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
October 1, 2013
"It is a privilege to play a part in these young people's college education," said Duane B. Hagadone, founder, president and CEO of the Hagadone Corporation. "They have already shown perseverance and courage in the face of adversity, and with opportunities made available through higher education and our free-enterprise system, there is no limit to the things they may achieve."
The Chadron Record (Chadron, NE)
October 1, 2013
One of only nine postgraduate students nationwide to receive the Horatio Alger Association’s Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship.
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
September 18, 2013
At first glance, they're unlikely friends -- one of the country's most enigmatic and polarizing public figures and a college student who spent much of her childhood sleeping in cars. Look past politics, however, and their lives aren't so different.
Afro (Washington, D.C)
August 28, 2013
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2013-14 Career Development Grant to Stephanie E. Gargiulo of Washington, D.C.
Elk Valley Times (Fayetteville, TN)
August 26, 2013
Several scholarship opportunities for students available in our Guidance Office. These include the Hagan Scholarship Foundation Scholarship, Tennessee Concrete Association/National Ready Mix Concrete Association Scholarship, and the Horatio Alger Scholarship.
South Cheatham Advocate (Kingston Spring, TN)
August 24, 2013
Horatio Alger Scholarship: Ranges from $2500-$20,000. Criteria: must plan to attend a 4-year college/university in the US, display financial need, co-curricular and community involvement, minimum 2.0 GPA, and US citizenship.
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
August 15, 2013
Against all odds, Brandi Thomas not only graduated in May from Thomas Jefferson Academy of Advanced Studies in Gretna, but is the recipient of a $10,500 Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholarship.
Wicked Local Plymouth (Plymouth, MA)
August 9, 2013
Jamie Chisholm, a member of the Plymouth South High School Class of 2013, was awarded a Horatio Alger Massachusetts scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
The Orlando Sentinel
July 23, 2013
Four local students have won Horatio Alger Florida Scholarships to college for overcoming adversity in their lives. The award comes with a $5,000 prize as well as access to financial aid and scholarship counseling, college readiness help, 24/7 support including crisis response and counseling resources.
FOX-4 (Kansas City, MO)
July 17, 2013
The victory of this week’s Fox 4 Young Achiever over her obstacles is a thrilling true-life story that will make you stand up and cheer — and it’s made Edna McCrary a Horatio Alger National Scholar for 2013.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 5, 2013
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans has chosen 50 Louisiana students to receive Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholarships, scholarships awarded based on students’ demonstrated commitment to education, dedication to community service and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND)
June 30, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is honored to announce the winners of the Horatio Alger North Dakota Scholarship. Recipients have been chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to education, dedication to community service and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
The Daily Record (Wooster, OH)
June 29, 2013
Destiny Roberts, a graduate this year of Triway High School, was awarded the Horatio Alger Ohio Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with generous support from the American Electric Power Foundation.
NOLA.com (New Orleans, LA)
June 28, 2013
Graduating senior Kelsy Lohr was a recipient of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans – Louisiana Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with support from association member William Doré.
The Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID)
June 25, 2013
Colt Catlin, Meridian, Brittany D. Connell, Meridian, Bryce Dunham-Zemberi, Boise, Kilee J. Gray, Weiser, and Theresa E. Solis, Homedale, are winners of the Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarship, sponsored by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. These scholarships are made possible with generous support from Association Member Robert G. Miller.
The Village Newspaper (Bay Village, OH)
June 24, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is honored to announce the winners of the Horatio Alger Crown Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with generous support from Crown Equipment Corporation.
The Leader Telegram (Eau Claire, WI)
June 20, 2013
Relocating to a new city often leaves incoming college freshmen feeling uncertain. For Kelce Gold, starting college will mean finally finding stability. Gold, who graduated earlier this month from Eau Claire North High School, recently was awarded the Horatio Alger Wisconsin Scholarship.
East Providence Patch
June 20, 2013
A recent graduate from East Providence High School is among five Rhode Island students to receive a college scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association.
Cypress Creek Mirror (Cypress, TX)
June 20, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is honored to announce the winners of the Horatio Alger Ronald C. Waranch Texas Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with generous support from the Ronald C. Waranch Foundation.
The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)
June 19, 2013
Morgan A. Anderson of Mount Dora High School was among four local students who won Horatio Alger Florida Scholarships to college for overcoming adversity in their lives.
The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
June 18, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans announced that Emelen Clemmons of Cary won the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship. Clemmons is a graduate of Cary Academy.
Fort Wayne Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN)
June 17, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans has announced the winners of the Horatio Alger Indiana Scholarship. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Honolulu, HI)
June 14, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans has named five Hawaii high school seniors as recipients of the 2013 Horatio Alger Hawaii Scholarships
. Each student will receive $5,000 toward his or her college education.
The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
June 13, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans has announced the winners of the Horatio Alger John Moran Utah Scholarship.
Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, MI)
June 12, 2013
Twelve high school seniors from Southwest Michigan have been chosen as recipients of a $5,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, officials said Thursday.
The Daily News (Longview, WA)
June 12, 2013
Three local high school seniors are among 10 Washington seniors who have been awarded the Horatio Alger Washington Scholarship.
Fayetteville.com (Fayetteville, GA)
June 10, 2013
Fifty recent high school graduates have received this year's Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship.The $5,000 award is given annually to students who overcome personal obstacles to demonstrate academic strength, dedication to community service and outstanding personal character.
The Record (Stockton, CA)
June 9, 2013
Students from Edison High School and Lodi High School were among 35 on Wednesday awarded the Horatio Alger California Scholarship. Each student will receive $5,000 toward college tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. Willard L. Vang from Edison and Laura Evelyn M. Gomez from Lodi are the local scholarship recipients.
Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE)
June 8, 2013
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans has announced the winners of the Horatio Alger Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with support from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation.
Denver Post (Denver, CO)
June 7, 2013
This week the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans announced the names of 10 Colorado students who are winners of the 2013 Horatio Alger Colorado Scholarship. The students were chosen based on their commitment to education, community service and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
AZCentral.com (Tucson, AZ)
June 7, 2013
Dustin Vesey of Chaparral High is among 10 students in Arizona who have been awarded the Horatio Alger Arizona Scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsville, MA)
June 6, 2013
Shannon L. Houghtlin of Taconic High School has been named one of the 10 Massachusetts high school seniors to receive the Horatio Alger Massachusetts Scholarship. The program is sponsored by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and association member Sidney D. Wolk.
The Citizen’s Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
May 26, 2013
Four local academic stars with strong spirits received scholarships this week to continue their education.
FOX-13 (Port Richey, FL)
May 28, 2013
Mary Kujak was just named a 2013 Horatio Alger Scholar, one of only 107 in the entire country to receive this award. It’s given to students who overcome adversity, rising above it.
Norwalk Reflector – TMCnet.com (Norwalk, OH)
May 28, 2013
Angelina Galati, St. Paul High School senior, has been honored with a $20,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Horatio Alger Jr., a 19th century author who is best known for his novels about boys who rise from their humble and impoverished backgrounds.
The Arizona Republic // AZCentral.com (Phoenix, AZ)
May 23, 2013
When Alyna Gorman of Mesa was 10 years old and her brother was 6 or 7, she said her mother began abusing crystal meth, resorting to lying and stealing to support a habit that turned her family life into chaos.
NJ.com (Cranford, NJ)
May 7, 2013
Out of more than 44,000 applicants nationwide, 17-year-old, Cranford High School senior, Jonathon Furer, is one of the students chosen as the 2013 Horatio Alger New Jersey Scholars sponsored by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation.
South Jersey Times – NJ.com (Bridgeton, NJ)
May 5, 2013
A quiet kid who finds solace in music, Collin’s hard work and commitment to bettering himself have mostly gone under the radar — that is, until recently when he was named a Horatio Alger National Scholar and received a $20,000 scholarship for college.
The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)
May 2, 2013
The Tenors are on a roll. Fresh off a Canadian concert tour, the quartet last week won the inaugural honor for adult contemporary album of the year at the Junos, the Canadian music awards. On Wednesday, the Tenors will visit Columbus for the first time, singing at the Palace Theatre as part of a 29-city U.S. tour.
The Catholic Key Online (Kansas City, MO)
Edna, 17, recently received a Horatio Alger Scholarship, one of just two recipients in the Kansas City metro area. The scholarship program was established to recognize promising college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate courage in overcoming personal obstacles and attain academic success.
Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
April 26, 2013
When East High senior Viridiana Martinez was 9, her mother, Maria Teresa Lopez Olay, made the difficult decision to leave her husband. After years of domestic abuse, homelessness became a better choice than helplessness. Another East High student, senior Stefan Kapetanovic, was going through his own struggles. Nina Stefan moved her family to Utah from Bosnia and Herzegovina when Stefan was 3. Soon after, she left her husband, and had to raise two children on her own.
The Clarion-Ledger (Clarion, MS)
March 9, 2013
Two Mississippi students have been named 2013 Horatio Alger Scholarship winners. The $20,000 award can be used over four or five years of undergraduate education.
Rome News-Tribune (Rome, GA)
February 6, 2013
Young’s top grades and extra-curricular involvement paid off when she earned the 2013 Horatio Alger Scholarship […], the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.
Greendale Patch News (Greendale, WI)
February 2, 2013
When Dustin Hejdak sat down and wrote a series of essays for the national Horatio Alger Association scholarship, the Greendale High School senior found the process almost therapeutic. The essays are designed to demonstrate how a student has faced and overcome personal adversity.
ArgusLeader.com (Sioux Fall, SD)
January 19, 2013
Meet Jacob Lindamood, winner of the Horatio Alger National Scholarships for teens who have risen above difficult circumstances. 'No matter who he's around, he touches their life in a positive way.”