Ak-Sar-Ben Horatio Alger Scholarship Program, a partnership with Horatio Alger, AKSARBEN Foundation and Team Mates

50 $6,000 Scholarships Awarded
Funded through the generosity of the AKSARBEN Foundation

The Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program is a partnership with the AKSARBEN Foundation, the Horatio Alger Association and TeamMates. Through this partnership college scholarships will be made available to young people in Nebraska and western Iowa who have overcome extreme financial obstacles and adversity, as well as mentoring throughout their undergraduate career.


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a resident of Nebraska
    western Iowa in the counties of
    Adair Fremont Page
    Adams Greene Pottawattamie
    Audubon Guthrie Plymouth
    Buena Vista Harrison Ringold
    Calhoun Ida Sac
    Carroll Lyon Shelby
    Cass Mills Sioux
    Cherokee Monona Taylor
    Clay Montgomery Union
    Crawford O'Brien Woodbury
    Dickinson Osceola
  • Be a United States citizen