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Apply for a Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

About Us
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: The Horatio Alger Scholarship is now available for all students graduating from high school in spring/summer 2016. The application will close October 25, 2015.

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

Cortopassi Family Foundation Scholarship Program: This application is open for students in certain counties in California who are pursuing vocational certificate programs. Deadline: August 15, 2015


  • Demonstrate critical financial need 

  • 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 Scholarship, please contact the Association at

If you have any questions about the Cortopassi Familiy Foundation Scholarship Program please contact the Association at:

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