The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is honored to announce the winners of the Horatio Alger Joe Robert Scholarship. These scholarships are funded in honor of Association Member Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Horatio Alger 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.
“It is a privilege to play a part in these young people’s college education,” said Tony Novelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Horatio Alger Association. “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.”
Each scholar will receive $5,000 that will go toward their college tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. In addition to the scholarship, the students have access to the following opportunities:
· Financial aid and scholarship counseling
· College readiness tools and assessments
· 24/7 Support and Referral Services including crisis response and counseling resources
· Free housing opportunities provided by Campus Crest at 44 campuses across the nation
· Graduate school funding
· Access to a network of their peers and alumni through the Association’s website, Facebook and LinkedIn
The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are funded by its Members, friends of the organization, and other foundations. Since 1987, the Association has provided $561,500.00 in scholarships to high school seniors from the District of Columbia and $827,082.00 from Maryland.
The 2013 Horatio Alger Joe Robert Scholarship recipients are listed below:
|Akitriana Grayson||Archbishop Carroll High School||Washington|
|Jaushai Henry||Elizabeth Seton High School||Bladensburg|
|Chloe R. McLaughlin||Archbishop Carroll High School||Washington|
|Melissa Sorto-Zepeda||Archbishop Carroll High School||Washington|
|Tarine K. Wright||Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School||Takoma Park|
The Horatio Alger Association
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans celebrates those individuals in our society whose determination and hard work have enabled them to overcome life’s obstacles to achieve success. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, the Association provides college scholarships and mentorship to low income students who demonstrate courage in the face of adversity and dedication to pursuing higher education. The Horatio Alger Association has awarded almost $100 million to nearly 20,000 Scholars since the inception of its scholarship programs in 1984.