The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Dennis R. Washington and Jim F. Dicke II. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
- Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential) by July 1
- Be enrolled in an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program by September that will lead to employment
- May not be enrolled in pre-requisite courses
- Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution
- Demonstrate financial need; applicants must either show family income of $55,000 or less OR prove Pell Grant eligibility
- Be under the age of 35
- Be a United States citizen
- Must currently be in high school
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
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Donor: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have funded need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $159 million to approximately 20,000 students.
Through its many scholarship programs, the Association supports students pursuing career and technical certificates and degrees, bachelorâ€™s degrees, and graduate studies.