For current high school juniors (Class of 2025),
high school seniors (Class of 2024), and current college students
planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree


Career & Technical Education Scholarships

For current high school seniors (Class of 2024)
and non-traditional students interested in pursuing
an associates degree or certificate program


How it Works

  1. Determine Your Eligibility
  2. Craft Your Essay Responses
  3. Connect with Your Counselor
  4. Connect with Your Support Form Provider
  5. Gather Your Documents

Determine your eligibility

  • If you haven’t already, please visit the Scholarship Programs page to determine which scholarships you are eligible for
  • Remember that by filling out one application, you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible

Craft Your Essay Responses

  • Essay: Tell us your Horatio Alger story
  • Essay: Share your experience with the American Dream
  • Essay: Choose a Horatio Alger Member that you admire and reflect on the opportunities they were presented in order to succeed

Connect with Your Counselor

  • Enter your Counselor’s email address, so they can submit a Counselor Certification Form on your behalf
  • Visit with your Counselor to ensure they have received the request (sometimes school emails will block the form and you may need to resend)

Connect with Your Support Form Provider

  • Enter the email address for an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to you and is familiar with the adversities you have written about in your short responses (i.e., neighbor, family friend, counselor, pastor, teacher, etc.). Your Support Provider will review and confirm the accuracy of the information you provided in your adversity section. 
  • Visit with your Support Form Provider to ensure they received the request. Please note once your Support Provider completes their review, you will not be able to edit or make changes to the Adversity short response section.

Gather Your Documents

The Horatio Alger Association scholarship application will require the following documentation:

  • High School Transcript (document must include your fall grades)
  • Income Verification (most often your parents’ tax form. If you have a unique situation and a tax form is unavailable, please refer to our FAQ section to determine what documentation might be required)



Horatio Alger scholarships support educational opportunities for students who demonstrate strength of character in confronting adversities.


Our system of limited government affords its citizens economic freedom and equality of opportunity to pursue their own versions of the American Dream.


Horatio Alger Members and Alumni Scholars fund scholarships and support services to ensure that students achieve academic and life success.

Scholarship programs