Do you know who Horatio Alger, Jr. was? You can find the answer here. Basically, Horatio Alger believed that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. In honor of his ideas, the Horatio Alger Association awards scholarships each year to students who have overcome adversity and are pursuing their own version of the American Dream. If you have worked to overcome a serious obstacle while demonstrating integrity and determination, than make sure you apply for this scholarship. It is a good one!
HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
NATIONAL and STATE (Two separate applications)
Deadline: Oct. 25, 2016
-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, 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).
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
-Co-curricular/community service activities.
-Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
-Be a United States citizen.
-Utah scholarship requires Utah citizenship.
–Award: National – $2,000 (106 awards) State – $10,000 (7 awards)