Four graduating students from Abbotsford have been selected as recipients of scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada. (Stock photo)

Four graduating students from Abbotsford have been selected as recipients of scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada. (Stock photo)

Four Abbotsford students are recipients of national scholarships

Total of $25,000 awarded from Horatio Alger Association of Canada

Four Abbotsford graduating students are recipients of scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada.

Tavleen Dhindsa of Yale Secondary was awarded the $10,000 National Entrepreneur Scholarship, which includes a trip to Washington, DC, this spring.

Three others were awarded the $5,000 Canadian Scholarship: Jenna Sangha of Abbotsford Senior Secondary and Seojin Lin and Christina Yuan of Robert Bateman Secondary.

They were among 170 high school students across Canada to receive the scholarships. A total of 10 received $10,000, while the rest were awarded $5,000.

Horatio Alger scholarships are awarded annually to deserving high school students in financial need who have overcome significant adversity while demonstrating strength of character, strong academics, a commitment to pursuing higher education and a desire to contribute to society.

The association offers separate scholarships for vocational and CEGEP studies.

Thousands of applications were received from across the nation for this year’s awards.

Since 2012, more than $5.1 million has been awarded to 866 young Canadians.

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to the belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.