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:

  • 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:

Boise State University Scholarship (7 awards at $10,000 each)

The Boise State University Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, CEO of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.

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

Application available January 15 – March 15

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:
    • University of South Dakota (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • South Dakota State University (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • University of Minnesota (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • University of California at San Diego (10 awards at $25,000 each)
    • Long Island University (10 awards at $25,000 each)
    • National University (San Diego, CA) (10 awards at $25,000 each)
    • Arizona State University (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) (6 awards at $25,000 each)
    • University of Sioux Falls (6 awards at $25,000 each)
    • Dakota State University (15 awards at $10,000 each)
    • South Dakota School of Mines (15 awards at $10,000 each)
    • Black Hills State University (15 awards at $10,000 each)
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

Application available August 1 – October 25 and January 15 – March 15

Honeywell Scholarship (10 awards at $10,000 each)

The Honeywell Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Dave Cote, Retired Executive Chairman of Honeywell and Honeywell Hometown Solutions.

Application available January 15 – March 15

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

The Idaho State University Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert Miller, Chairman and 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

Application available January 15 – March 15

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.

  • High school senior
  • 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
  • Applying for this scholarship will also make you eligible for national/state scholarship awards

Santa Clara University – Schott Family Scholarship (4 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

Trott Family Scholarship (5 awards at $30,000 each)

The Trott Family Scholarship is funded by Association Member Byron Trott, Chairman and CEO of BDT & Company.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPTEMBER 25

  • High school senior planning to attend Ohio State University
  • Will submit an application for early decision/early action (by Nov. 1)
  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5)
  • Applying for this scholarship will also make you eligible for national/state scholarship awards

William J. Doré Scholarship (25 awards at $10,500 each)

The Doré Scholarship is funded by Association Member William J. Doré, President of The Doré Energy Corporation.

  • High school senior planning to attend McNeese State University
  • Resident of Louisiana
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Application available January 15 – March 15