• The Association mourns the loss of Mr. Scott, celebrates his legacy and honors his immense contributions to the organization

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  • A summary of recent accomplishments in 2021 and 2021, and future plans

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  • 127 promising students will receive specialized college scholarships funded by Horatio Alger Members

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  • Eight resilient Horatio Alger Alumni Scholars awarded up to $120,000 to pursue masters, professional or doctoral degrees

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  • The Association receives highest possible rating five years in a row as the organization continues to exceed industry standards

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  • Association’s Venture Accelerator Program will provide support to Horatio Alger Scholars and Alumni seeking to validate business concepts and develop scalable ventures

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  • National survey commissioned by the Association reveals that scholarships and grants are a deciding factor for students when determining their future educational plans

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  • The Spring 2021 issue celebrates the Association's 75th Anniversary and introduces the 2022 Class of New Members

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  • Learn more about our impact thanks to the generosity of our distinguished Members

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  • By the Association’s 75th anniversary in 2022, we anticipate having awarded a total of $235 million in scholarships to more than 35,000 students.

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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 one of the nation's largest need-based privately-funded college scholarship providers, the Horatio Alger Association assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles to pursue their dreams through higher education. While many scholarship programs primarily recognize academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program awards students who have exhibited determination, integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.