The Horatio Alger Montana scholarship opened Friday, January 15, 2016 and will remain open until 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, April 15, 2016 for high school seniors graduating in spring 2016.
In order to be considered, all sections of the application must be completed and all required documents must be uploaded to the online application by 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Friday, April 15, 2016.
This program is specifically aimed at students who have confronted and overcome adversity in their young lives. 50 students from across Montana will be selected to each receive a $12,000 scholarship and have the honor of being named as a Horatio Alger Montana Scholar. The scholarships can be utilized to pursue higher education at the University of Montana, the University of Montana Western, Missoula College – University of Montana, Helena College – University of Montana, Montana Tech, Montana State University, Montana State University Billings, Montana State University Northern and Great Falls College – Montana State University. In addition to the scholarship, students selected as scholars may access educational and financial counseling from the Horatio Alger Association.
The Horatio Alger Association administers the scholarship and the deadline for application submissions is April 15. Integrity, perseverance, initiative in overcoming adversity are foremost among the qualifications used to select the students who will receive the scholarships. Other criteria include critical financial need, community and public service, and academic achievement. Students must also be a resident of Montana and attend a high school within Montana.