-Students in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia invited to
MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - With students back in class, the
Horatio Alger Association of Canada today announced the opening of its scholarship application process for
students beginning their post-secondary studies in the fall of 2014.
High school students residing in Quebec and Ontario, and - for the first
time - in Alberta and British Columbia, are encouraged to apply today
through December 1st. The scholarships can be used for both post-secondary vocational or
university studies and in Quebec, for either CEGEP or university
A total of 80 need-based scholarships (20 per province) of $5,000 are
available each year.
The application form can be found on the Association's new website at http://www.horatioalger.ca.
Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who have demonstrated
strength of character, strong academics, and a commitment to pursuing
higher education as well as desire to contribute to society.
"With scholarship programs now in four provinces, $400,000 a year is
available for worthy students needing help to pay for post-secondary
studies. It brings us great pride to be assisting young Canadians to
advance their education, which will enable them to pursue fulfilling
and successful careers," said Dominic D'Alessandro, President of the
Horatio Alger Association of Canada.
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who is a Member of the Horatio
Alger Association and in whose name the Quebec scholarships are
awarded, echoed D'Alessandro comments.
"These scholarships are an investment in Canada's future," Mr. Mulroney
said. "A well-educated population is the key to our prosperity as a
About the Horatio Alger Association of Canada
The Horatio Alger Association of Canada, the Canadian affiliate of the
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., is a
non-profit educational organization dedicated to the simple but
powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer
all obstacles. The Association honours the achievements of outstanding
individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and
who encourage young people to pursue their dreams through higher
education. The Association currently awards scholarships annually to
deserving young people in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British
SOURCE: Horatio Alger Association of Canada
For further information:
Adam Daifallah, HATLEY Strategy Advisors, 514.316.7089