The Association offers several scholarship programs that either require an applicant to pursue a specific degree or attend a specific university. These specialized programs are funded through the generosity of individual Horatio Alger Members. Please scroll down to see if any of these programs line up with your choices.

General Eligibility

The following criteria applies to all programs below:

  • High school senior
  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • United States citizenship

For more specific eligibility criteria please refer to the program listings below:

Aksarben Scholarship (50 awards at $10,000 each)

The Aksarben Scholarship Program is a partnership of the Aksarben Foundation, Horatio Alger Association and TeamMates

  • Current high school seniors in the state of Nebraska or Western Iowa planning to enroll at a post-secondary institution in the state of Nebraska
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship (5 awards at $52,000 each)

The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

  • Current high school seniors who are entering their freshman year in the fall of the application year at the College of Idaho
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Denny Sanford Scholarship (awards and amount vary by university)

The Denny Sanford Scholarship Program was established in 2018 and is funded by Association Member Denny Sanford, owner and founder of First Premier Bank.

  • High school senior planning to attend:
    • Arizona State University (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) (6 awards at $25,000 each)
    • Black Hills State University (12 awards at $12,500 each)
    • Dakota State University (15 awards at $10,000 each)
    • Long Island University (10 awards at $25,000 each)
    • National University (San Diego, CA) (10 awards at $25,000 each)
    • Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL) (5 awards at $20,000 each)
    • South Dakota School of Mines (4 awards at $37,500 each)
    • South Dakota State University (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • University of California at San Diego (10 awards at $25,000 each)
    • University of Minnesota (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • University of Sioux Falls (6 awards at $25,000 each)
    • University of South Dakota (25 awards at $10,000 each)
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

High Point University Scholarship (2 awards at $20,000 each)

The High Point University Scholarship Program is funded Association Board Member Nido R. Qubein, President of High Point University

  • Current high school seniors who are entering their freshman year in the fall of the application year at the High Point University
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Idaho State University Scholarship (2 awards at $10,000 each)

The Idaho State University Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, Retired Chairman & CEO of Albertsons Companies, Inc.

  • Current freshmen who are entering their sophomore year in the fall of the application year at Idaho State University
  • Resident of Idaho
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Janet S. Dicke Scholarship (1 award at $25,000)

The Janet S. Dicke Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member James F. Dicke II, Chairman-CEO of Crown Equipment Corporation.

  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5)
  • Planning to pursue a degree at Trinity University (TX)

Mel Klein Scholarship (5 awards at $10,000 each)

The Mel Klein Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Mel Klein, founder of Melvyn N. Klein Interests.

  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5)
  • Planning to pursue a degree at Colgate University, Columbia University, Stanford University, or Tulane University

Montana Scholarship (50 awards at $10,000 each)

The Montana Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Dennis R. Washington, Chairman, Washington Corporations.

  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0)
  • Planning to pursue a degree at one of the following institutions:
    • The University of Montana or one of its affiliates, which include:
      • Helena College
      • Missoula College
      • Montana Tech at Butte
      • The University of Montana at Missoula
      • The University of Montana Western at Dillon
    • Montana State University or one of its affiliates, which include:
      • Great Falls College MSU
      • Montana State University Billings
      • Montana State University at Bozeman
      • Montana State University Northern at Havre

Robert G. Miller – College of Idaho Scholarship (3 awards at $50,000 each)

The Robert G. Miller Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, Retired Chairman & CEO of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.

  • Current high school seniors who are entering their freshman year in the fall of the application year at the College of Idaho
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Robert G. Miller – Boise State University Scholarship (5 awards at $16,000 each)

The Robert G. Miller Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, Retired Chairman & CEO of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.

  • Current high school seniors who are entering their freshman year in the fall of the application year at Boise State University
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Santa Clara University – Schott Family Scholarship (3 awards at $50,000 each – amount matched by school)

The Santa Clara University – Schott Family Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Stephen Schott, Owner and CEO of S.C.S Development Co. / Award Homes.

  • High school senior planning to attend Santa Clara University
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.4

*Check in with this institution to find out how to apply*

Tandon STEM Scholarship (9 awards at $20,000 each)

The Tandon STEM Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Chandrika K. Tandon, Chairman and Founder of Tandon Capital Associates.

  • Current NYU freshman applying for entrance into the Tandon School of Engineering
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5

 

If you believe you fit the criteria for any of the available programs above, please visit the application to apply (during the open application period) and indicate your preferences.