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posted Sep 21, 2015, 4:47 AM by Erik Arnold

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., Offers National and State Scholarships

Through the Horatio Alger Association's National and State Scholarships, students can receive up to $22,000 for college. The application deadline is October 25, 2015. For additional details, please see the eligibility criteria provided below or go to:


If integrity, determination and courage describe you--you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. The Association's scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life by helping students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To qualify, a student must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college.

The eligibility criteria to be considered for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships are as follows:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 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
  • Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

For additional questions, please contact:
Paul Branagan

Middleborough High School

State Field Director ~ Horatio Alger Scholarship