Lawson earns Horatio Alger scholarship | People & Places
July 10, 2012 · Updated 2:29 PM
Ten Washington high school seniors received the Horatio Alger State Scholarship. From Coupeville High School, TAYLOR LAWSON received the award. The Horatio Alger State Scholars are chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to education, dedication to community service and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.
Each scholar will receive $5,000 that will go toward their college tuition fees, books, on-campus room and board and other education-related expenses. In addition to the scholarship, the students will receive financial aid guidance to assist in the selection of and preparation for college; access to the association’s website, where students can create online profiles, search for fellow scholars, update their personal information, submit disbursement requests and direct questions to the association; and access to a toll-free information line to speak with program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.
The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are funded by its members, friends of the organization and other foundations. Since 1985, the association has provided $733,125 in scholarships to high school seniors from Washington.