WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans announced the 2013 winners of the Horatio Alger Lola and Duane Hagadone Idaho Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with generous support from Association Member Duane Hagadone and his wife, Lola. 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. The scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Lewis-Clark State College, North Idaho College, or the University of Idaho.
"It is a privilege to play a part in these young people's college education," said Duane B. Hagadone, founder, president and CEO of the Hagadone Corporation. "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 1990, the association has provided $1,372,500 in scholarships to high school seniors from Idaho.
The 2013 Horatio Alger Idaho Scholarship recipients are listed below: Axel R. Anderson, Clark Fork Junior-Senior High School, Clark Fork; Kenneth W. Berry, Kellogg High School, Kellogg; Joseph C. Bloomsburg, St. Maries High School, St. Maries; Kayla S. Burnim, Timberlake High School, Spirit Lake; Taylor K. Canifax-Broesch, Lake City High School, Coeur d'Alene; Rachel L. Estill, Wallace Senior High School, Wallace;
Sammy D. Goding, Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint; Michala Hampton, Idaho Distance Education, Post Falls; Quenton T. Heath, Coeur d'Alene High School, Coeur d'Alene;
Jeffrey Jenkins, Project CDA, Coeur d'Alene; Patrick S. Johnson, Mullan Junior-Senior High School, Mullan; Rachel M. McDonald, St. Maries High School, St. Maries; Calvin J. Miller, Post Falls High School, Post Falls; Krista D. Moore, St. Maries High School, St. Maries; Brooke A. Overacker, St. Maries High School, St. Maries;
Kaleb M. Rounsevel, St. Maries High School, St. Maries; Brianna L. Ruebke, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, Coeur d'Alene; Rhett C. Ryle, St. Maries High School, St. Maries; Kathleen R. Schaum, St. Maries High School, St. Maries; Mikayla J. Stoffels, Clark Fork Junior-Senior High School, Clark Fork; Victoria VanChieri, Lakeland High School, Rathdrum;
Brianna Wallen, Moscow Senior High School, Moscow; Jeremy M. Williams, Moscow Senior High School, Moscow; Wyatt B. Wright, Genesee School, Genesee.
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.