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Horatio Alger Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

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

*Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 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
*Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
*Be a United States citizen

The scholarship application is due October 25, 2016. The application can be found here.

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