Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans celebrates those individuals in our society whose determination and hard work have enabled them to overcome life’s obstacles to achieve success. Kenneth J. Beebe, with support from author Norman Vincent Peale, created the Association to recognize men and women of outstanding achievement and to remind Americans of the limitless possibilities that exist through the free-enterprise system. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Association provides college scholarships and mentorship to at-risk students who demonstrate courage in the face of adversity and dedication to pursuing higher education. The Horatio Alger Association has awarded almost $100 million to nearly 20,000 Scholars since the inception of its scholarship programs in 1984.
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans