11 Accomplished Leaders Selected for Prestigious 2024 Horatio Alger Award

Biennial Report

Highlighting the Association’s accomplishments and plans for the future

Strive & Succeed

An annual publication about our education programs, Scholars, and Alumni

Horatio Alger Association Receives Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

2023 marks the seventh consecutive year the Association received the highest possible rating

Against The Odds & The Next Generation

Discover the inspiring stories of perseverance and success of Horatio Alger Members and Scholars

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The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is committed to promoting the American Dream and ensuring it for future generations.



The Horatio Alger Association is one of the largest need-based scholarship providers in North America, enabling promising young people to pursue their dreams through higher education.

Every year the Association awards $18 million in scholarships to approximately 1,900 students who have critical financial need and are persevering through adversity.

In addition to financial assistance, the Association provides academic, personal and wellness, and professional support services to enable its Scholars to graduate and succeed in their lives and careers.

35,000Scholars & Alumni in the United States and Canada

$245 Mawarded in scholarships since 1984

70%Scholar graduation rate compared to 16% national average for low-income students

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Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett delivers remarks during her farewell ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

06.23.23 – NEW YORK TIMES

Michele Kang (’23), Owner of the Washington Spirit, Featured as Leader Driving Change in Women’s Soccer


‘Well-deserved’: Florida Board of Governors Chair Brian Lamb receives prestigious award


Keith Koenig named Horatio Alger Award recipient