Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

October 25

Friday
Awarded By:

Horatio Alger Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 10 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Must demonstrate a critical financial need. $55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; a written explanation must be provided if income is higher.
  5. Must be a resident of District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia.
  6. Must be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter no later than the fall semester following graduation.
  7. Must attend high school the District of Columbia, Virginia, or Maryland.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for high school seniors who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and unmet financial need.

Application requirements for the Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Tax Returns
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. This award is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Member Anthony Welters and his wife, Beatrice. The applicant must have a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution. The student may begin his/her studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. The applicant must also plan to enter college no later than the fall following high school graduation. Each applicant must demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and community activities. Scholarship recipients will be announced in January.

Award Amount: The total value of this award is $10,000, paid out in annual installments. If the student receives this award he/she is guaranteed the funding for the full 5 years by maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. This award is non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, October 25

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, October 25

Applications are available online from the Horatio Alger Association website. Each applicant must submit an online application. Paper applications are not accepted. The applicant must also provide a copy of the front page of his/her parent/guardian's most recent individual federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security Tax Form). If the student's parent/guardians were not required to file a tax return, the student should include statement copies of any government benefits, such as food stamps or Public Assistance documents. Online applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline.
Contact: Eric Hurwitt
Address: 99 Canal Center Plaza Suite 320 Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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