Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

October 25, 2020

Sunday
Awarded By:

Horatio Alger Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Eight awards will be offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall semester following graduation.
  3. Must demonstrate academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Must be a resident of Iowa.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. 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.
  7. Must attend high school in Iowa.

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

Description: Iowa high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need are eligible for this award.

Application requirements for the Horatio Alger Iowa Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Tax Returns
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The award is funded through the generosity of the Members of the Horatio Alger Association. The applicant must have a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited 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 installments annually. If the student receives this award he/she is guaranteed the funding for the full 5 years of his/her undergraduate program 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 Sunday, October 25, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, October 25, 2020

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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