Horatio Alger Award to be presented to 11 individuals; 106 high school students given Horatio Alger National Scholarships

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Horatio Alger Association announces the recognition of 11 men and women who will receive the Horatio Alger Award. This is an elite group of entrepreneurial and nonprofit leaders who have achieved the American Dream through extraordinary accomplishments.

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to announce that 11 men and women have been selected to receive the Horatio Alger Award and induction as lifelong members of the Association in April 2013. This is an elite group of 11 entrepreneurial and nonprofit leaders who have achieved the American Dream via extraordinary accomplishments:

  •     John A. Canning, Jr. Chairman and Co-founder, Madison Dearborn Partners

  •     Thomas J. Donohue President and CEO, United States Chamber of Commerce
  •     Richard H. Driehaus Founder and Chairman, Driehaus Capital Management LLC
  •     J. Russell Flowers Chairman and CEO J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
  •     Patrick P. Lee Chairman, Patrick P. Lee Foundation; Chairman and CEO, International Motion Control, Inc.
  •     Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Owner and CEO, Pace Communications; Chairman, American Red Cross
  •     Jeffrey A. Rich, Managing Director PlumTree Partners, LLC
  •     Matthew K. Rose, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BNSF Railway Company
  •     Larry Ruvo, Senior Managing Director, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada; Chairman & Founder, Keep Memory Alive
  •     International Recipient–Canada Isadore Sharp Founder and Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  •     Richard C. Slocum Head Football Coach – Retired, Texas A&M University; Special Advisor to the President, Texas A&M University

Horatio Alger Association members are dedicated business and community leaders who demonstrate initiative and a commitment to excellence – illustrated by outstanding achievements accomplished through honesty, hard work, self-reliance and perseverance over adversity. Potential members must have a strong commitment to assisting those less fortunate and be willing to contribute to the mission of providing scholarships for younger generations. Since 1984, Horatio Alger Members have sponsored almost $100 million in need-based scholarships to approximately 16,000 students.

To download Members' headshots, please access: http://www.horatioalger.org/2013members
The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to announce that 106 high school seniors, who hail from every state in the nation, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, have been selected to receive National Scholarships in 2013. This is the Association’s top college scholarship, valued at $20,000, to be used toward a bachelor's degree. It is accompanied by an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the annual Horatio Alger award ceremonies. These exceptional students were selected to receive National Scholarships because of the courage they demonstrated in overcoming personal challenges to attain academic success.

For the complete list of national scholars and their high schools, please visit:

The Association is also proud to announce that Joseph Neubauer, Chairman of the Board of ARAMARK Corporation based in Philadelphia, PA, has been selected to receive the 2013 Norman Vincent Peale Award. This award is annually conferred on an association member who has made exceptional humanitarian contributions to society, who has been an active participant in the association, and who continues to exhibit courage, tenacity and integrity. The award is named for Dr. Norman Vincent Peale who provided valuable leadership for the Horatio Alger Association for more than 40 years.

Recipients of the Horatio Alger Award, the National Scholarship, and the Peale Award will be honored during the Horatio Alger Award Induction Ceremonies on April 4-6, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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 at-risk 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.

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