Horatio Alger Success Stories

Horatio Alger, Jr., the inspiration for the Association and its Scholars Program, wrote novels focused on overcoming adversity through unyielding perseverance. All of our Scholars have received financial support for their education because they have lived up to the principles that Horatio Alger so valued and each has demonstrated incredible fortitude and courage in pursuing the American Dream. Their personal stories are deeply moving and while all are distinctive in the challenges overcome, what our Scholars all share is a special resilience that drives their success.

Read just a few personal stories of how the Association has helped to support and transform the lives of our Scholars: