The Horatio Alger Association has announced that senior student Connor Jefferson has been selected as a 2016 Horatio Alger National Scholar. Connor is one of only 106 high school seniors nationally recognized as a Horatio Alger National Scholar.
As a National Scholar, she will receive a $22,000 college scholarship and all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2016 National Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C. (March 30 – April 3, 2016).
Over 40,000 seniors nationally apply for the scholarship each year that is awarded to students for overcoming adversity in their life.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, that was founded in 1947 to honor the achievements of outstanding Americans who have succeeded in spite of adversity and to emphasize the importance of higher education. The association is named for Horatio Alger, a 19th-century author of hundreds of dime novels in the "rags-to-riches" genre, extolling the importance of perseverance and hard work.