WAYNE, NJ – Hard work and a commitment to their education has paid off for two Paterson students at Passaic County Technical Institute.

In a statement Thursday PCTO principal Dr. Michael Parent announced that Deway Chowdury and Shah Rahman, both seniors, were recognized by the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program for their academic success. 

Dewan,  who is enrolled in the Academy of Information Technology, was chosen as one of only 106 high school seniors from across the United States to be recognized as a Horatio Alger National Scholar. He will receive $25,000 towards bachelor's degree and gain access to a wide range of services presented by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. As the recipient of this award, Dewan has been invited to attend an all-expense paid trip to the 2020 Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C. this April!

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Shah Rahman, a senior at the PCTI School of Applied Engineering was also named a 2020 Horatio Alger will receive $10,000 toward his collegiate studies.

The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school students who have overcome great challenges in their lives and who have demonstrated excellence in their academic achievement.

“On behalf of the staff and administration at PCTVS, I would like to congratulate Dewan and Shah on their incredible accomplishments,” said Dr. Michael Parent, Principal of PCTI.  “Your leadership skills and academic abilities will benefit you greatly as you continue your pursuit of higher education. Keep up the great work!”

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