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Horatio Alger Association


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Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $235 million in scholarships to more than 35,000 deserving students. Year after year we hear that it is the counselors who are instrumental in helping students learn about the opportunities that the Horatio Alger Association provides. We are again looking for talented and deserving students in your school who are strong candidates to attend college, but who need financial AND advising support to reach that goal.

As you may know, we transitioned last year to
awarding high school juniors instead of seniors. With this exciting change comes the ability to provide more resources to our Scholars such as college fit & match advising, as well as, financial aid counseling. It also comes with the challenge of informing juniors encouraging them to apply. We look to you, the expert on identifying incredible Horatio Alger Scholars. Please help us find these deserving students. If they need any assistance with completing their applications, please refer them to our help line: 844-422-4200.

In 2023, the Association will award
105 National Scholarships at $25,000 each,
and more than 500 State Scholarships at $10,000 each.

The deadline to submit a
completed application is March 15th, 2023.


2023 Horatio Alger Scholarship Opportunity

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

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior 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 ($55,000 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



The undergraduate application is available from
December 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023

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