Mililani Graduate Wins Horatio Alger Grant

A Central Oahu student has received the Horatio Alger Hawaii Scholarship.

Rachel L. Miranda-Rivera, a Mililani High graduate, won a $5,000 scholarship last month to further her education.

Recipients are selected for demonstrated commitment to education, dedication to community service and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.

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

In addition to the grant, Miranda-Rivera also receives access to financial aid and scholarship counseling, college readiness tools and assessments, free housing from Campus Crest, graduate school funding and access to a network of their peers and alumni through the Association’s website, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are funded by its members, friends of the organization, and other foundations. Since 1990, the Association has provided $459,336 in scholarships to high school seniors from Hawaii.