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    Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships

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    Offered by Horatio Alger Association

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 9, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,500 - $10,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Do you wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited, post-secondary institution within the United States? You might consider applying for one of the many Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships! Dedicated to helping young students who have overcome hardships at a young age, this scholarship offers $2,500 to up to 500 students each year. In order to apply, you must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution for the upcoming school year and be committed to completing your career or technical program. Additional scholarship opportunities (worth up to $10,000) are available for students planning to attend specific schools. Because eligibility criteria vary between scholarships, we recommend visiting the scholarship provider’s website for additional details to see if you qualify. If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to high school seniors and recent graduates who will be enrolled full-time in a career or technical program at a postsecondary university this upcoming Fall. Applicants must also be under the age of 35, be U.S. citizens, and demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income OR Pell Grant eligibility are required).

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Underclassmen


    U.S. Citizens

    Other Category

    Low Income

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, their Student Aid Report, and the below application materials.

    150-word essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Horatio Alger Association at (844) 422-4200.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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