Horatio Alger Association of Canada opens scholarship application process

-Students in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia invited to apply-

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 studies.

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 country."

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 Columbia.

SOURCE: Horatio Alger Association of Canada

For further information:

Adam Daifallah, HATLEY Strategy Advisors, 514.316.7089

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