To mark the back-to-school season, the Horatio Alger Association of Canada has released two English and one French public service announcements promoting the association and its scholarship program.
The announcements feature former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, both members of the Horatio Alger Association.
This year, the Horatio Alger Association of Canada will award a total of 85 need-based scholarships to deserving students in financial need who have overcome significant adversity while demonstrating strength of character, strong academics, a commitment to pursuing higher education, as well as a desire to contribute to society. This includes:
- 80 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, to high school students in every province and territory, and;
- 5 Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships, worth $10,000 each, targeted at outstanding applicants nation-wide who intend to pursue a business-related degree or have expressed a commitment to following an entrepreneurial career.
Students heading for post-secondary vocational or university studies are encouraged to submit their applications before the October 25, 2015 deadline. The application form can be found on the Horatio Alger Association of Canada’s website.
“Wayne Gretzky and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney are both exemplary models that demonstrate that hard work and determination can overcome any obstacle,” said Prem Watsa, the president of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada.
“They exemplify the can-do attitude of our members and our scholarship winners. We hope this year’s applicants will be inspired by their stories to never give up no matter what life throws at them.”