Dreher High junior selected for $25,000 national scholarshipMay 23, 2023
Dreher High School junior Shelby Mode has been selected to receive a $25,000 national scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association for the 2023-2024 school year.
The scholarship helps high school students who have faced and overcome significant obstacles in their lives. Shelby faced financial difficulties in her family growing up.
“I had to think about adult issues like this throughout elementary school. As I was working on my application for this scholarship, I thought back to how I felt almost insecure in elementary school because I went through so much,” Shelby said.
Shelby was one of 105 students from across the U.S. and one of two students in South Carolina selected for this scholarship. In addition, she received an all-expenses paid trip to the association’s National Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C. next spring.
“I’m so happy to have been selected for this scholarship and to be named a Class of 2024 National Scholar. It’s absolutely unbelievable,” Shelby said.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must “be a high school junior, have a strong commitment to pursuing and completing their bachelor’s degree, demonstrate a critical financial need, be involved in extracurricular and community service activities, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.”