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E.P. Grad Gets Horatio Alger Scholarship

Brittany Brogno, who graduates from East Providence High School last week, is one of 5 RI students to be recognized for overcoming adversity.

A recent graduate from East Providence High School is among five Rhode Island students to receive a college scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association.

Brittany Brogno, who graduated in the Class of 2013 last Friday, June 14, is receiving $5,000 that will go toward her college tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board.

In addition to the scholarship, she also will have access to the following opportunities:

  • Financial aid and scholarship counseling
  • College readiness tools and assessments
  • 24/7 Support and Referral Services including crisis response and counseling resources
  • Free housing opportunities provided by Campus Crest at 44 campuses across the nation
  • Graduate school funding
  • Access to a network of their peers and alumni through the association’s website, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Brogno was selected based on her demonstrated commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence, according to the association. The scholarship is made possible with support from the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation.

“It is a privilege to play a part in these young people’s college education,” said Tony Novelly, president and CEO of the Horatio Alger Association.  “They have already shown perseverance and courage in the face of adversity, and with opportunities made available through higher education and our free-enterprise system, there is no limit to the things they may achieve.” 

The Horatio Alger Association has provided $348,500 in scholarships to high school seniors from Rhode Island over the years.

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