The Horatio Alger Association, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization, values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Association is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, national origin, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are based on merit and individual qualifications, performance, business needs, and job requirements. The Association is also committed to maintaining an environment that encourages and fosters appropriate conduct among all persons and respect for individual values. The Association’s policies, as outlined above, extend beyond its staff to its Members, Scholars, Alumni, volunteers, associates/contractors/vendors, and affiliates.
Horatio Alger Members are part of a select group of individuals who have experienced a wide spectrum of what life can offer. Similar to characters in stories by Horatio Alger, Jr., they traditionally have started life in “humble” or economically challenging circumstances.
The Association administers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarship programs.