About Us

HAA medallion
$245
million
by 2023
$17.1
million
awarded in 2021
1,735
scholars
awarded in 2021
$307
million
scholarship endowment

Who We Are

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, was established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among our nation's youth that the American Dream was no longer attainable.

Leadership and Staff

The Association has several governing bodies that closely monitor its progress and determine goals for its future. The Association’s staff support leadership and administer programs and services for its Members, Scholars and Alumni.