Challenger Thanks the Horatio Alger Association for 15 Years of Support
2019 marked Challenger’s 15th year of involvement in the Horatio Alger Awards! It’s an honor to work with such a prestigious and generous organization!
On April 4–6, 2019, 13 distinguished individuals were presented with the Horatio Alger Award and inducted as lifetime Members of the Horatio Alger Association. Concurrently, the newest class of Horatio Alger National Scholars from the United States and Canada will be recognized for their perseverance and determination in spite of significant adversities.
The National Scholars Program was created in 1984 to help American high school seniors who had overcome adversity to attend college. Over time the Horatio Alger Association has expanded the program. Every year, the association awards more than 100 National scholarships to students from every U.S. state and Puerto Rico. Grants received by these National Scholars are valued at $25,000 each. Recipients are also given an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they meet association members, attend the Horatio Alger Awards Ceremony, and learn about the federal government and the American free enterprise system. Since its inception in 1984, the program has awarded more than $125 million in college scholarships
Challenger didn’t fly this year, but WOWED the crowd as he soared through DAR Constitution Hall in 2017! Enjoy the video!