The scholarship application is now open for students in Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana until April 15, 2016.

Please encourage high school seniors graduating in the spring 2016 to apply for this scholarship opportunity at

Award Amounts:

Idaho – $7,000 to 25 high school seniors

Louisiana – $10,500 to 25 high school seniors

Montana – $7,000 (the University of Montana and Montana State system schools will provide an additional $5,000 making the total award $12,000)


To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must:

¨ Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 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
¨ Be a United States citizen

For the Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana scholarships students must also meet the criteria below.

¨ Idaho – applicants must reside in the Idaho counties of Benewah, Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Latah, or Shoshone and must attend North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College (Coeur d’Alene or Lewiston campus) or the University of Idaho
¨ Louisiana – applicants must pursue a bachelor’s degree at a college in Louisiana
¨ Montana – applicants must pursue a degree at a University of Montana or Montana State University system school.

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