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Ayers lands Alger Award

MAY 22, 2019

Ayers lands Alger award

Nashville Post

May 22

FirstBank Executive Chairman of the Board Jim Ayers has been inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

The award, now more than 70 years old, is given annually and honors the achievements of 13 prominent Americans.

“It is an honor to be inducted into an organization that offers meaningful support to exceptionally deserving students,” Ayers said in a release. “Access to education allowed me to explore the endless opportunities that were available to me and starting a scholarship program of my own has been such a rewarding endeavor. I believe that my involvement in the Horatio Alger Association will allow me to provide more young people with the opportunity to pursue a college degree.”

The Horatio Alger Association aims to educate young people about the opportunities afforded to them by the free-enterprise system. To further this mission, the organization awards scholarships to outstanding high school students who are committed to pursuing higher education and giving back to their communities.

Since the scholarship program was established in 1984, Horatio Alger Association has provided more than $159 million to students in need, all of which has been funded solely through association members and friends.

 

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