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The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.

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One Scholarship. Endless Opportunities.

As one of the nation's largest need-based privately-funded college scholarship providers, the Horatio Alger Association assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles to pursue their dreams through higher education. While many scholarship programs primarily recognize academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program awards students who have exhibited determination, integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.