Horatio Alger Southern California Scholarship Program

4 $7,000 Scholarships Awarded
Southern California Residents
Funded through the generosity of the Ronald C. Waranch Foundation

Please also visit the details for our California Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger California Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of California who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Southern California Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Southern California; 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 Southern California; and
  • Be a United States citizen