Grad Wins Alger Scholarship

Recent Waipahu High School graduate Kimberly Chun was one of five recipients of the 2013 Horatio Alger Hawaii Scholarship awarded by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

“It is a privilege to play a part in these young people’s college education,” said Tony Novelly, president and chief executive officer 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.”

Winners are chosen based on demonstrated commitment to education and community service – as well as a display of strength of character in overcoming obstacles to succeed.

Chun, along with other winners from throughout the state, has earned $5,000 toward college tuition and fees. Winners also have the opportunity to receive financial aid counseling, college readiness tools and assessments, support and referral services, graduate school funding and more.

The association has awarded more than $459,336 to Hawaii students since it was founded in 1990.