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

The Forum

Meet the 2024 Horatio Alger Award Recipients and learn more about the Association’s initiatives, Members, and Scholars

Biennial Report

Highlighting the Association’s accomplishments and plans for the future

Against The Odds & The Next Generation

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

more than
75 years

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

Featured News

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

04.05.24 – FOX NEWS

Bret Baier receives Horatio Alger Award

02.12.24 – harvard business review

Dale LeFebvre To Receive Horatio Alger Award

02.09.24 – Dallas Innovates

Bush Center’s Kenneth A. Hersh To Receive 2024 Horatio Alger Award for Lifetime Achievements and Philanthropy