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Horatio Alger Targeted Scholarships

Offered by Horatio Alger Association

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 22, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Students

Application deadline:

March 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior with critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity? Further, will you be enrolled in a U.S. college or university the fall after graduation? If so, consider applying for some of the many Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships! These scholarships aim to help U.S. citizens with financial need attend college at a lower cost, awarding between $10,000 and $52,000 each. The scholarships are offered by the Horatio Alger Association, an organization with a mission to “fund need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.” As each scholarship has differing criteria, there are bound to be some you meet the criteria for. We recommend giving them a look-through and applying if you meet the criteria!

Bear in mind that this scholarship runs from December 1st to March 15th annually.

Eligibility information

These scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be enrolled in a U.S. university for the Fall after graduation. However, specific scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria. Thus, we recommend reviewing the criteria for individual scholarships you’re interested in.

Grade Level

High School Students


US Citizens

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials. However, specific scholarships may require additional materials. Thus, we recommend reviewing the required materials for individual scholarships you’re interested in.


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Scholarship FAQ

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.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

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

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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