Members of the Association are the select few who have been honored with the Horatio Alger Award. They are dedicated civic, corporate and cultural leaders who demonstrate individual initiative and a commitment to excellence as exemplified by remarkable achievements accomplished through honesty, hard work, self-reliance and perseverance over adversity.
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. In spite of this early adversity, or many would say because of it, they have worked with great diligence to achieve success and the fulfillment of their dreams.
Members represent all walks of life and have made outstanding contributions in the fields of science, medicine, business, entertainment, athletics, law and jurisprudence, religion, education and the arts. While their career paths are varied, they are individuals who have achieved the American dream. Through their experiences, Horatio Alger Members are proof that it is real and that it is attainable.