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The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is honored to announce the winners of the Horatio Alger Indiana Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible with generous support from the American Electric Power Foundation. 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.

"It is a privilege to play a part in these young people's college education," said Tony Novelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Horatio Alger Association. "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 1988, the Association has provided $1,001,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Indiana.

The 2013 Horatio Alger Indiana Scholarship recipients from Fort Wayne are listed below:

Ross N. Barrientos
Bishop Luers High School

Ashley A. Bruner
Northrop High School

Hannah M. Harris
Blackhawk Christian HS

Katana I. Heredia
Northrop High School

Jessica D. Kim
Homestead High School

Louis R. Ortega-Aguilar
Northrop High School

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.

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