Horatio Alger Scholarship

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Basic Information

Administrator: Meara Weaver
Scholarship Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association
Address: 99 Canal Center Plaza Suite 320 Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 7036849444

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Amount of Scholarship: $22,000
Number of Awards: 106
Available to Class Level: High School Seniors
Eligibility: Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; Be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation; 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; and Be a United States citizen
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Due Date: October 25, 2016
Purpose of Award: As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others. The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.
Duration: Undergraduate college career (1-6 years)
Renewable: yes
Need-based Scholarship: yes
Applicaiton Online: yes
Application Fees: N/A
Scholarship History: Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people to overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded $100 million to approximately 20,000 students. In 2009, the Horatio Alger Association of Canada was established to provide educational opportunities to deserving young Canadians. - See more at: https://www.horatioalger.org/sep.cfm#sthash.H22fGoKW.dpuf

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