December 5, 2023

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2024 by 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time

“The Horatio Alger Association supports deserving young people who are overcoming significant challenges and are committed to pursuing higher education. Our scholarships and services serve as a powerful symbol of recognition of Scholars’ character and of our belief in their potential.”

There are multiple Horatio Alger Association scholarship programs, but by filling out one application you will be considered for all scholarships you are eligible for: Apply Here

Example Awards through Horatio Alger Association include:

  • State Scholarship – Washington (Juniors only): 10 awards of $10,000 each
  • National Scholarship (Juniors only): 106 awards of $25,000 each
  • Patricia Cole Scholarship for Business or STEM (Seniors only): 5 awards of $12,500 each

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior or senior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
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