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Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Key People: Dennis R. Washington, Chairman of the Board Joseph Neubaugher, President and CEO David L. Sokol, Senior Vice President George L. Argyros, Chairman Emeritus and Treasurer Walter Scott, Jr., Chairman Emeritus Dr. Kenneth Beebe and Norman Vincent Peale Over 12 million dollars

chooses National Scholars from every state (including Puerto Rico). These scholars are sent to an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. While there, scholars are able to meet association members, attend the Horatio Alger Awards Ceremony, and get tips for being successful in college and their lives. In 2007, the association gave $20,000 scholarships to 105 high school seniors. Also, thanks to Force10 Networks, each recipient was given a wireless-enabled computer for use in college.

Founders: Amount of Scholarships given in 2007:

State Scholars Program
The Association has also created a State Scholars program. This program gives scholarships to students in 29 states. The Association hopes to soon have programs in all 50 states. These programs are funded by members who are from each state.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans was founded in 1947 to honor the achievements of outstanding Americans who have succeeded in spite of adversity and emphasize the importance of higher education. The association is named after Horatio Alger, a 19th century author of hundreds of dime novels in the "rags-toriches" genre, extolling the importance of perseverance and hard work. The association gives the annual Horatio Alger Award to exemplars of its ideals and is the largest provider of need-based scholarships in the United States. All scholarships are funded by the generosity of the members of the Horatio Alger Association. The Horatio Alger Association is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Military Scholars Program
After the turn of the century, the Association saw the need to provide scholarship assistance for men and women who had served in the U.S. military. The Military Scholars program provides scholarship money to military veterans to supplement the G.I. Bill.

Horatio Alger Award
The association annually bestows the Horatio Alger Award on outstanding Americans who exemplify dedication, purpose, and perseverance in their personal lives. Each award recipient becomes a lifetime Member of the Association. Recipients include business and government leaders, athletes, entertainment, innovators, entrepreneurs, healers, teachers, artists, and writers who have overcome adversity and achieved great success. Awardees have included: • Henry L. Aaron • Chuck Hagel • Mark Victor Hansen

National Scholars Program
The National Scholars Program was created in 1984. The program was created to help American high school seniors who had overcome adversity to attend college. Over time the Horatio Alger Association has expanded the program. Every year, the Association

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External links
• Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Web site • Force10 Networks

References
• Force10 Networks partnership with Horatio Alger

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