Archived Homeless List Serve Messages
SUBJECT: College Scholarship Opportunity for Homeless and Formerly Homeless Students
LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE: October 25, 2011
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.
To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:
enrollment full-time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2012, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;
a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements);
critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided);
involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
United States Citizenship.
For More Information
For more information on this scholarship, please visit http://www.giveusyourpoor.org/partners/horatio-alger-association.php. 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 https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
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