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



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



For students who have completed
a bachelor’s degree or higher and
plan to pursue a master’s, PHD, or
postdoctoral degree


The HAA scholarships I have received throughout the years have provided me with so much more than financial support. Being a part of this community is a continual reminder of what it actually means to pay it forward, and the personal stories and perseverance of Members and recipients continue to inspire me. I was confident that I could achieve my educational goals with the support of the Association, which inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Jamaica Murphy
2003 California Scholar
2022 Dennis Washington Leadership Graduate Scholar


The Horatio Alger Association greatly values the support of educators, guidance counselors, financial aid officers, and other school officials in promoting our scholarship programs. If you work with underserved youth, we encourage you to stay connected and volunteer. We welcome goodwill ambassadors who are aligned with our mission and values, and want to increase awareness about the Association and our scholarships. Join us in providing opportunities to promising young people and help us enable them to overcome critical financial need and other adversities as they pursue the American Dream through higher education. To download posters that you can display at your school, please click the following links: undergraduate scholarships, CTE scholarships.