Forty area junior college students found out they are the newest recipients of the 2014 Horatio Alger scholarships.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization announced Thursday that it will honor 40 recipients with the 2014 Horatio Alger/Cortopassi Vocational Scholarships. The non-profit group honors the achievements of outstanding individuals and encourages youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.
The $10,000 scholarships are funded by the Cortopassi Family Foundation and awarded to students selected by Horatio Alger Association. Students must have enrolled at a two-year vocational certificate program at a qualifying community college and overcome personal adversity, demonstrating financial need.
The scholarships went to students that currently reside in, or have graduated high school in, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, or Madera counties... Read More