Horatio Alger Scholars In the News

Okonkwo returns from National Scholars Conference

Clayton News Daily (Jonesboro, GA)
April 11, 2014

Maduka Okonkwo, of North Clayton High, has returned from the nation’s capital after taking part in the National Scholars Conference April 2-5.

Lincoln student is Alger scholar

Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE)
April 08, 2014

A Lincoln student is taking part in the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans national scholars program, which recognizes young people who overcome difficulties and provides scholarship assistance and mentoring.

MHS student awarded $6,000 per year scholarship

McCook Daily Gazette (McCook, NE)
April 08, 2014

Katelyn Rabas, a senior at McCook Senior High School, was one of 50 Nebraska students who has been awarded a 2014 Horatio Alger State scholarship from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation.

University Christian High School student receives scholarship

Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, NC)
March 29, 2014

University Christian High School announced that senior Christina Camilleri is one of the students chosen to receive a $6,000 scholarship.

Trenton resident and Stuart Country Day School student wins Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Times of Trenton (Trenton, NJ)
March 23, 2014

Trenton resident Autumn Townsend to receive a $6,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association. 

FWISD Students Receive Horatio Alger Scholarships

Fort Worth Independent School District (Fort Worth, TX)
March 19, 2014

Ten Fort Worth ISD students have been awarded prestigious scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.

5 students from A-K Valley win Horatio Alger scholarships"

The Valley News-Dispatch (Tarentum, Pennsylvania)
March 16, 2014

Five Alle-Kiski Valley high school students are among 51 in the state this year to receive a $6,000 scholarship for those who have overcome adversity and excelled in the classroom. 

 

Ben Lomond High student lands scholarship

Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT)
March 16, 2014

Alma Brizio, a senior at Ben Lomond High School, is a receipient of the 2014 Horatio Alger State Scholarship.

Report card

The Bismark Tribune (Bismarck, ND)
February 23, 2014

606 students from across the nation will receive its prestigious 2014 Horatio Alger State Scholarship. These young men and women are recognized for their admirable commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities, despite facing and overcoming adversity

BHS student receives prestigious scholarship

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, OK)
February 16, 2014

Cinthya Carranco, a student at Bartlesville High School, was recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Horatio Alger State Scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.

Scholarship provides opportunity for local student

BattleCreekEnquirer.com (Battle Creek, MI )
February 13, 2014

Alvarez was one of 606 students around the country to earn the scholarship, which averages $6,000. She was one of 15 from the state and the only one from Calhoun County.

School Spotlight: Scholarship winner aspires to teach others

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)
February 10, 2014

Nathan Altmann, a senior at the Sun Prairie High School, was one of 10 Wisconsin students to receive the 2014 Horatio Alger State Scholarship. He plans to become a high school teacher in hopes of inspiring other students as his teachers have inspired him.

MHS Senior Wins Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Courant (Hartford, CT)
February 05, 2014

Savannah Bond, a senior at Manchester High School, is one of 606 nationwide recipients of a Horatio Alger Scholarship.

Canton student wins Horatio Alger Scholarship

CantonRep.com (Canton, OH)
January 31, 2014

Allison Renick, a senior at McKinley High School, is one of four students in Ohio and one of 606 students across the country to receive the Horatio Alger State Scholarship.

Unprecedented Accomplishments on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Red Cloud Indian School News and Events (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD)
January 30, 2014

Six students have been awarded the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship at Red Cloud Indian School – twice the number of any school in South Dakota and the most the school has had in a single year.

Las Plumas student earns Horatio Alger scholarship for tuition

OrovilleMR News (Oroville, CA)
January 30, 2014

Mai Khou Thao, a senior at Las Plumas High School, will receive a $6,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger State Scholarship to a college or university of her choice. She is one of 39 California students chosen to receive the scholarship.

Reid Ross Classical Student Triumphs over adversity to win National scholarship

Fayobserver.com (Fayetteville, NC)
January 25, 2014

Kalito Luna, a senior at Reid Ross Classical School, was awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Mr. Luna stated that "his goal is to become another of their [Horatio Alger's] many successful scholars." "It means a lot, the fact that they're giving me this scholarship and trusting me with it…And now I just have to prove to them that they chose the right person."

Student Recognized at Jazz Concert as a Recipient of Horatio Alger Scholarship

Patch.com (West Orange, NJ)
January 23, 2014

Sania Kamran, a senior at West Orange High School, attended the Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert on January 22, 2014. The concert was held to benefit the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program, which awarded Ms. Kamran and 105 other students across the nation, with college scholarships.

Buffett Leans on 29 year old Cool to Oversee Problems

Bloomberg: Personal Finance (New York, NY)
January 21, 2014

Tracy Britt Cool, a 2003 Horatio Alger Association scholar, is one of Warren Buffett's most trusted advisers who travels across the country to assist a variety of companies too small to command Mr. Buffett's direct attention.

Santee Student Selected as Horatio Alger Scholar, Shows 'Strength and Resiliance'

Patch.com (Santee, CA)
January 18, 2014

Richard Boyer, a senior at Santana High School, was awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. David Sokol, chairman of Horatio Alger Association, stated that "Horatio Alger Scholars possess remarkable strength and resilience."

Local Students named Horatio Alger scholars

U-T San Diego (San Diego, CA)
January 17, 2014

Brandon Brizuel, a senior at San Diego Met Career/Tech High School, and Mekenna Brown, a senior at San Marcos High School were awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. David Sokol, chairman of Horatio Alger Association, stated that "We are immensely proud to support these young people who have not let adversity or financial need hinder their pursuit of a good education. Horatio Alger Association is confident of their success and proud to assist as they seek to share in the American dream."

Robert Wood Awarded Horatio Alger scholarship

TheSun.com (Baltimore, MD)
January 17, 2014

Robert Wood, a senior at St. Vincent Pallotti High School, was awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

A Helping Hand

CDA Press (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
January 12, 2014

Alycia Barrowcliff, a 2010 Horatio Alger Association scholar, is hosting a fundraising event to raise money for the Children's Village, a non-profit organization that provides a safe environment for children who have been neglected and abused to stay. Duane and Lola Hagadone, members of the Horatio Alger Association and mentors of Alycia, have agreed to match the amount raised at the event.

West Orange High Student named 2014 Horatio Alger National scholar

Patch.com (West Orange, NJ)
January 09, 2014

Sania Kamran, a senior at West Orange High School, was awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Hillcrest Student Earns Horatio Alger scholarship

Tuscaloosanews.com (Tuscaloosa, AL)
January 09, 2014

JaMia Sneed, a senior at Hillcrest High School, was awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Horatio Alger scholarship to Northeast Student

Journalstar.com (Lincoln, NE)
January 08, 2014

Anh Nguyen, a senior at Lincoln Northeast High School, was awarded the 2014 Horatio Alger national scholarship by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Southwest Montana Snapshots

The Montana Standard (Butte, MT)
October 05, 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.

Students get help for school - Horatio Alger Lola and Duane Hagadone Idaho Scholarship winners named

Coeur d'Alene Press (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
October 01, 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."

CSC grad receives second Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Chadron Record (Chadron, NE)
October 01, 2013

One of only nine postgraduate students nationwide to receive the Horatio Alger Association's Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship.

University of Portland student gets help, inspiration from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

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.

Student Attending Johns Hopkins School of Education Wins AAUW Career Development Grant

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.

Counselor's Corner ... LCHS off to good start

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.

Harpeth High School News

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.

Thomas Jefferson High School student wins Horatio Alger Scholarship

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.

Chisholm Awarded Horatio Alger Scholarship

Wicked Local Plymouth (Plymouth, MA)
August 09, 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.

Local students win Horatio Alger scholarship for overcoming adversity

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.

Big national scholarship for student who overcomes obstacles

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.

50 in La. chosen to receive Horatio Alger scholarships

The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 05, 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.

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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.

Living Briefs

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.

Chalmette High senior wins Horatio Alger Scholarship: School News

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.

Notable Neighbors

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.

Four Ohio High School Seniors Receive the Horatio Alger Crown Scholarship

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.

North grad's challenging upbringing leads to elusive scholarship

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.

E.P. Grad Gets Horatio Alger 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.

Five Texas high school seniors receive the Horatio Alger Ronald C. Waranch Texas Scholarship

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.

Mount Dora High student wins Horatio Alger scholarship for overcoming adversity

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.

School Notes

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.

Education Notebook

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.

Council honors 2 volunteers for longtime work at Hanauma Bay

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.

Utah High School seniors receive Horatio Alger John Moran Scholarship

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.

12 high school seniors from Southwest Michigan among recipients of $5,000 scholarships

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.

Three local students earn Horatio Alger scholarships

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.

50 Ga. Students earn Horatio Alger 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.

BRIEF: Students Receive Alger Scholarships

The Record (Stockton, CA)
June 09, 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.

Horatio Alger scholarship recipients announced

Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE)
June 08, 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.

Students receive Horatio Alger state scholarships

Denver Post (Denver, CO)
June 07, 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.

Chaparral senior awarded Horatio Alger scholarship

AZCentral.com (Tucson, AZ)
June 07, 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.

Houghtlin wins Horatio Alger scholarship

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsville, MA)
June 06, 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. 

Pasco Valedictorian Receives National Honor

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.

St. Paul Student Wins $20,000 Scholarship

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.

Students' hard work pays off with scholarships

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.

Gilbert student meets adversity's challenge, wins Horatio Alger scholarship

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.

Cranford H.S.'s Jonathon Furer earns Horatio Alger New Jersey Scholarship

NJ.com (Cranford, NJ)
May 07, 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.

Quinton Teen Earns National Scholarship for Overcoming Adversity in Life

South Jersey Times – NJ.com (Bridgeton, NJ)
May 05, 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.

Canadians to sing hearts out during swing through city

The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)
May 02, 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.

Cristo Rey Senior Is a 2013 Horatio Alger Scholar and Scholarship Winner

The Catholic Key Online (Kansas City, MO)
May 01, 2013

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.

East High students overcome adversity to win scholarship

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.

Two students from Miss. overcome challenges, win $20,000 scholarships

The Clarion-Ledger (Clarion, MS)
March 09, 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.

Armuchee High Senior to Receive Horatio Alger Scholarship

Rome News-Tribune (Rome, GA)
February 06, 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 Senior Beats Odds, Earns $20,000 Scholarship

Greendale Patch News (Greendale, WI)
February 02, 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. 

Harriman: Teen Escapes Family Pain in Triumph of Spirit

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."