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Welcome to fall and another promising year for students. The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are among the few in the nation that specifically focus on identifying young people who, similar to its Members, have overcome exceptional hardships. Despite facing adversities in their young lives, Horatio Alger Scholars have proven their ability to succeed.

There are two categories of scholarships: Bachelor degree and Career & Technical.

 

There are two types of bachelor degree scholarships - National and State. Two Minnesota students will be selected for National scholarships of $25,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for a National Scholars Conference in Spring of 2020. Ten Minnesota students will receive State scholarships of $10,000. Application deadline is October 25, 2019.

Another new specialized scholarship opportunity in 2018 was the Denny Sanford Scholarship. There are up to 25 $10,000 scholarships available to qualified MN students who will attend the University of MN Twin Cities. Last year 18 students were awarded these scholarships. These scholarships have two application periods – Aug. 1-Oct. 25 AND Jan. 15-March.

 

The Career & Technical (CTE) Scholarships were new in 2016. The 2020 CTE scholarship applications open around mid-March 2020. Watch website for updates.

 

Can you think of eligible candidates for this year's scholarships?

 

I'm attaching a series of documents for your review. Feel free to share with co-workers, students, and others within your professional organizations and community. The Horatio Alger office mails a poster and letter to each school in early September, but I've learned the material is often lost in the mail shuffle. Hence, my personal outreach to school counselors and organizations.