An Ashford High School student recently earned a prestigious national scholarship.
Savannah Fleming, of Webb, was one of 106 students across the U.S. to be selected for the 2020 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, which is a need-based award.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc. “recognizes outstanding students, who, in the face of great adversity, have exhibited a commitment to continuing their education and serving the greater good,” a news release stated.
Its scholarship recipients come from households with an average income of $17,675 per year yet maintain an average GPA of 3.84 and are heavily involved in their communities.
They will receive $25,000 to apply toward educational costs of the college or university of their choice. They also will travel to Washington, D.C., in April to meet fellow scholars and the Horatio Alger members who fund the scholarship programs — dedicated civic, corporate and cultural leaders, including Rob Lowe, Reba McEntire and Jewel Kilcher.
The association administers one of the nation’s larger privately funded, need-based college financial aid programs, having awarded more than $180 million in scholarships to more than 27,000 students since 1984.