Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. Today, through its Members, the Association continues to educate our nation's young people about the economic and personal opportunities afforded them by the promise of the American free enterprise system. Through its scholarship programs, the Association encourages students to pursue their own version of the American Dream. While providing scholarship opportunities, Association Members mentor the Scholars and underscore the importance of service to others. The Members work directly to provide promising young people with the support, education and confidence needed to realize their aspirations.
The link below is one taken from the Horatio Alger Association website which shows how one of their members have worked their way up from humble starts, with no running water and living in a house with three rooms with a large family.
The Horation Alger Association also provides scholarships to help young people who are who in fincancial need, to be eligible for one of these scholarships clearly you have to be in financial dificulty, but the main criteria is that you have to be a United States citizen and that you have to show that you will work hard, and want to work hard.