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Apply for a Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

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Horatio Alger Association was established in 1947 and began awarding scholarships in 1984.  Since the first scholarship award the Association has awarded over $110 million in need-based aid to students who hope to pursue their American Dream.

Timeline for open programs: 

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs: The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is now available for all students graduating from high school in spring/summer 2016.

The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is now closed to applicants. The application is still “open” due to the extended deadline for counselor and support form providers that is 5:00 pm (ET), Friday, October 30. At that time all qualifying applications will be submitted and reviewed. While the application itself remains open to accommodate Certification/Support Form providers, any applicant found to have submitted/edited their application after the 9:00 am (ET), Tuesday, October 27 deadline may be subject to disqualification. 

Note: there is only one Horatio Alger Scholarship application. Your application will be submitted to all scholarships (National/State/Targeted) for which you are eligible.

We strongly encourage all applicants to review our scholarship pages and frequently asked questions before applying. 

The Trott Family Scholarship closed on September 25, 2015. 


  • Demonstrate critical financial need (family income must be $55,000 or less)

  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • GPA requirements vary by program (please refer to individual scholarship pages)


If you have any questions about the Horatio Alger Scholarships, please contact the Association at

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact and the software application providers can help address your question.