CTE Applicant FAQ
CTE scholarships are valued at up to $2,500. The maximum amount is based on program length. Scholars are required to fill out an online disbursement request each eligible semester.
No, this scholarship will not be awarded for exclusively online programs.
No, you can save your progress and return to your application at any time.
If you are attending a not-for-profit four-year school, you will be asked to provide documentation from the school to confirm that you are enrolled in an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program. The scholarship cannot be used for four-year degree programs or for-profit institutions.
You must pursue the program for which you were awarded the scholarship in order to receive the scholarship. If you are considering changing your program, please contact as to avoid forfeiting your funds.
We encourage you to review the FAQ, eligibility requirements, and required forms listed on our website to find answers to any questions you may have. If you need additional help, please email [email protected] or call toll‐free at (844) HAA‐4200 (Monday‐Friday, 9:00 a.m.‐5:00 p.m. E.T.).
The CTE scholarship application will open in March with a rolling selection process. The first first round of scholarships will be awarded by July. Should spaces remain, the application will remain open until all scholarships are awarded.
Check the application page to verify if there are scholarships still available past the deadline.
Eligibility & Requirements
No, eligible recipients must enroll in a CTE associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program at a not-for-profit institution, such as a community college or technical school. The scholarship cannot be used at a for-profit institution.
No, this scholarship is for scholars pursuing associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program (2 year or less program) that will lead to employment.
Only applicants who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified. The notifications will be sent via email and mail in April/May. A listing of recipients will also be posted online.
Disbursement information will be sent to you in May of every year. You will be required to request your funds online for the upcoming semester at that time. Funds will be sent directly to your college to be credited to your account. Scholarship funds may be applied to any line-item in your Cost of Attendance.
These requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and the decision will depend on the new institution, changes to your program, and amount previously disbursed prior to the transfer.
Once your request for funds has been approved online, you are able to download/print an approval letter to share with your school. The letter will state you were awarded a scholarship and a check will be issued to the school in the coming weeks. The Association will not expedite the disbursement of funds to your school.
No, the amount you are allowed to request each term depends on your program length.
The Horatio Alger Association will review each request before approving it. Once approved, it may take up to 30 days for a check to be sent to your school.