February Academic News: Senior Richard Peña Receives Horatio Alger Award

The Horatio Alger Association selected Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Senior Richard Peña as a recipient of its national scholarship. Peña, one of 106 scholars selected by the Washington-based association, will receive $20,000 to use towards achieving his bachelor’s degree. He will receive his award in April during an all-expenses paid trip to the nation’s capitol.

The association encourages students to pursue their personal version of the American Dream. While providing scholarship opportunities, association members mentor the scholars and underscore the importance of service to others.

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