Campus Crest Communities led by CEO Ted Rollins provides free housing options for students who win Horatio Alger Florida Scholarships to college. These students are recognized for overcoming adversity in their lives.
The award comes with a $5,000 prize as well as access to financial aid and scholarship counseling, college readiness help, 24/7 support including crisis response and counseling resources, free housing options provided at 44 campuses around the country, grad school funding and access to peers and scholarship program alumni.
The scholarship recipients were picked based on their commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence, according to The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American, which sponsors the scholarship.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. bears the name of the renowned author Horatio Alger, Jr., whose tales of overcoming adversity through unyielding perseverance and basic moral principles captivated the public in the late 19th century. The Association, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, was established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation’s youth that the American Dream was no longer attainable.