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Five Exceptional Students Awarded 2018 Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarships

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May 22, 2018

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Five Exceptional Students Awarded 2018 Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarships
Horatio Alger Association provides $10,000 scholarships to promising Boise State University students through the generosity of Member Robert G. Miller

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2018)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, today announced that five students from Boise State University have been awarded Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each. Funded through the generosity of Association Board Member and 2012 Horatio Alger Award recipient Robert G. Miller, CEO of Albertsons Companies, Inc., these scholarships are awarded to young men and women in recognition of their commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities, despite facing significant personal adversity.

“It is my privilege to present the Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarship to these talented and hardworking students,” said Mr. Miller. “Their impressive academic endeavors and unrivaled perseverance are to be admired, and I strongly believe that with the help of this scholarship, they will continue to achieve great things and truly make a difference in our world.”

This specialized scholarship program was established by Mr. Miller in 2012, the same year he was inducted into the Association as a Lifetime Member. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students entering their final three years of study at Boise State University. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be Idaho residents who are current freshmen at Boise State University and must have at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). They should prove critical financial need and must also demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.                                     

“The Horatio Alger Association is humbled by and immensely appreciative of Mr. Miller’s continued support,” said Matthew Rose, president, Horatio Alger Association and 2013 Horatio Alger Award recipient. “Since his induction into the Association, he has had a tremendous impact on the lives of so many. Through his unwavering commitment to our Scholars, the Association is able to continue to provide opportunities to the students who deserve it most – the students who represent our nation’s next generation of great leaders.”

The following 2018 Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarship recipients have maintained an average GPA of 3.78 while coming from households with an average annual income of $29,207:

  • Kera Nunez, Criminal Justice Major
  • Anabel Martinez, Radiologic Science Major
  • Chandler Miller, Pre-Business Major
  • Gerardo Herrera, Electrical and Computer Engineering Major
  • Bibiana Ortiz, Political Science and Sociology Major

For more information about Horatio Alger Association, please visit www.horatioalger.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans:
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their dreams through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, in 2017, the Association awarded more than $18 million in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships across the United States and Canada, and also provided college support services to its Scholars. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $143 million in college scholarships to more than 25,000 deserving young people. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.

 

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