Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The University of Minnesota is a participant in the Horatio Alger Association Collegiate Partners Program.
A successful candidate must:
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the U.S.
- be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the spring/summer, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation
- demonstrate a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- demonstrate critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred)
- demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
- be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- have a minimum 2.0 GPA
- submit an online application at horatioalger.org/scholarships
- submit one letter of support from an adult who understands your adversity and can describe the unique circumstances of your life (Applicants must be logged in to the application process to submit a letter of support. Letters are not accepted by fax or email.)
- submit an official high school transcript with legend that includes senior year classes (transcripts not accepted by fax or email)
- download and complete the certification form, obtaining the proper signatures prior to mailing (forms are not accepted by fax or email)
- submit a photo copy of the front page of your parent/guardian's 2011 individual federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security Tax Form). If your parent(s) AGI is a negative number, please submit copies of parent/guardian's federal individual tax return for the years of 2009, 2010, and 2011. If your parents were not required to file a tax return, include statement copies showing the amount of any government benefits, such as food stamps or public assistance documents.
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