• Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $180 million in college scholarships to deserving students.  Through nationally recognized educational programs, the Association reaches out directly to our nation's young people with a message of hope, opportunity, responsibility, and perseverance.

    We are proud to continue providing support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment.  This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  


    • High school or equivalent completion by spring of 2020
    • Commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree
    • Pell eligibility
    • US citizenship
    • Student is under the age of 30

    Applicants may apply online at application.horatioalger.org until April 15. We will have another application cycle beginning on June 15 targeted for students

    This year, we will award 1,020 new CTE scholars to pursue their academic programs at community colleges and non-profit institutions with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length of program and need of the student.

    For more information about this program please visit our website.  You may also see a list of our 2019 recipients here.

    Any questions regarding the CTE scholarship should go to scholarships@horatioalger.org