AMSA student receives Alger scholarship


MARLBOROUGH – Chauncey Guenard, a student at the Advanced Math and Science Academy, has been awarded a $25,000 college scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc.

The association is a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of young people with demonstrated financial need who are facing significant personal adversity, yet remain dedicated to pursuing higher education.

The association provides students with financial resources and programming to support their academic careers, including financial aid counseling; college selection advising; online college success seminars discussing financial literacy and budgeting, time management, health and wellness and more; and 24/7 mental health support available via phone and online.

Since the establishment of its scholarship programs in 1984, the association has become one of the largest privately funded, need-based scholarship providers in the United States and Canada.

“Growing up, students are constantly hearing that education is paramount. It’s an unmatched social mobility launchpad,” said Najman Mahbouba, 2024 Horatio Alger National Scholar. “But for some, the launchpad is positioned too high, just slightly out of reach. The Horatio Alger National Scholarship closes this gap – it lifts high-achieving but underserved students and allows them to reach that launchpad. Through this invaluable support, I will approach my educational journey not with apprehension and worry but confidence and security.”

The 2024 national scholars come from households with an average income of $24,323 per year while maintaining an average weighted GPA of 4.0. Each national scholarship recipient is awarded $25,000 to apply toward educational costs of the college or university of the recipient’s choice.

For more information about the Horatio Alger association, please visit To engage on social media, follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #HoratioAlgerScholar.

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