Horatio Alger Hormel Scholarship Program

4 $20,000 Scholarships Awarded
Funded through the generosity of the Hormel Foundation and Association Member Richard L. Knowlton

Please also visit the details for our Minnesota Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger Hormel Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students at Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota 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 Hormel Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior at Austin High school in Austin, Minnesota; progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 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; and
  • Be a United States citizen