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The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 50 deserving high school students in Missouri. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education.
The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Missouri Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
Delaney S. Sweeney, Ava R-I High School, is a recipient of the Scholar award and is using her scholarship as a student at Drury University in Springfield. Delaney is pursuing a career in education and majoring in biology.
She is the daughter of Sean and Cleta Sweeney of Souder.
“We are happy to help the deserving scholars from Missouri attend college and achieve the American dream,” said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. “These scholars have exemplified the Horatio Alger ideals by using their challenges in life as a motivator for success.”
The Missouri scholarships are made possible by Apex Oil Co. which has supported the scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association for seven years.
The Horatio Alger Stilte Scholarship Programs range from $2,500 to $10,500 and are sponsored by Horatio Alger members and friends. These scholarships are offered in 23 states. In 2010, the programs are awarding more than 675 state scholarships to students throughout the country.
Horatio Alger scholars are provided with numerous resources to ensure a successful college career. Each student receives:
- Financial aid guidance to assist in the selection of, and preparation for, college.
- Access to the association’s Website, where students can create online profiles, search for fellow scholars, update their personal information, submit disbursement requests and direct questions to the association.
- Access to a toll-free information line, to speak to program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.