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About Our Scholarship Programs

In 2021, the Association awarded more than $18 million in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships to 2,500 students across the United States and Canada.  We offer scholarships in the following categories:

  • National Scholarships
  • State Scholarships
  • Targeted Scholarships (college and major specific)
  • Career & Technical Scholarships

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The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. As such, the Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.

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