The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to be accepting applications from high school seniors of the Class of 2014 for the Horatio Alger Scholarships. If you have submitted an application and would like to check the status of your paperwork, please click here.

To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by October 25, 2013:

  • Online application.
  • Support Form. Online form completed to support the adversities listed by the applicant.
  • High School transcript. Uploaded or mailed.
  • Online Certifications Form. Must be completed online by the applicant’s high school counselor.
  • Income Verification. Applicants must provide a copy of the first two pages of their parent/guardian’s 2012 individual federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security Tax Form) or tax transcript. (View sample tax return)

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

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 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
  • Be a United States citizen

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