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SUBJECT:  College Scholarship Opportunity for Homeless and Formerly Homeless Students


College Scholarship for Homeless and At-Risk Students

Give US Your Poor is proud to partner with the Horatio Alger Association in offering college scholarships to homeless, formerly homeless, and at-risk students. The Horatio Alger Association provides approximately 1,000 scholarships each year to eligible students who have overcome adversity in their lives.

For the second time in two years, in partnership with Give US Your Poor, the Association is reaching out directly to students who have experienced homelessness to invite them to apply for their scholarship programs.

The Horatio Alger Association provides scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. National scholarships are awarded at $20,000. Scholarships in each state are also awarded in various amounts.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

For More Information

For more information on this scholarship, please visit  If you still have questions about the scholarship application process after reviewing the information on this webpage, please call (866) 763-9228.

Applying for the Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship, please visit

Donna Cash
Supervisor, Federal Compliance
Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480
Office:  573-522-8763  Fax:  573-526-6698

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