WASHINGTON, D.C. – Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, this week announced the 106 recipients of its prestigious 2017 Horatio Alger National Scholarship. These annual scholarships recognize outstanding students who, in the face of great personal adversity, have exhibited an abiding commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities.

One of the scholars is Luke Meares of Sabina, who attends East Clinton Local High School.

The 2017 Horatio Alger Association National Scholars are students who come from households below a certain income level. Each National Scholarship recipient is awarded $25,000 to apply toward the educational costs of the college or university of their choice. Additionally, National Scholars have access to a variety of Association-provided resources including college-preparedness seminars, counseling and referral services and mentoring programs.

In addition to the scholarship, each National Scholar will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. on March 30-April 1 to attend the Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference (NSC) and participate in college-preparedness and other educational sessions.