American Enterprise Summit

Inaugural event will convene nearly 100 eighth-grade students from low-income communities across the country to learn about democracy, freedom and the American Dream.

Charity Navigator Rating 

For the 8th consecutive year, the Horatio Alger Association has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator in recognition of strong financial health and a commitment to transparency. 

77th Annual Horatio Alger Awards

Three-day event honored 11 New Members and 102 Scholars while celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Association’s Scholarship Program

Leadership Updates

Horatio Alger Association selects Lesley Albanese as new CEO and promotes Constantine G. Katsarakis to COO

Beacon of Hope Scholarship Program

Providing access to higher education for foreign-born survivors of human trafficking and refugees

11 Accomplished Leaders Selected for Prestigious 2024 Horatio Alger Award

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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.

37,000Scholars & Alumni in the United States and Canada

$265 MMawarded in scholarships since 1984

71%Scholar graduation rate compared to 16% national average for low-income students

Featured News

Discover more news about the Horatio Alger Association, its Members, and Scholars.

06.05.24 – The Fresno bee

Farmersville grad, a Horatio Alger Scholar, sees mother and sister as biggest role models

05.22.24 – Enterprise-Journal

Rising N. Pike Senior Earns Horatio Alger Scholarship


‘Undercover Billionaire’ Star Advises HPU Graduates To Embrace Life’s Challenges

04.05.24 – FOX NEWS

Bret Baier receives Horatio Alger Award