The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has been a partner of the Horatio Alger Scholarship Association since 2004. Each year the Foundation supports fifty $5,000 scholarships for students attending the University of Montana and Montana State University or one of their affiliates. This scholarship is matched by the university and the Horatio Alger Association contributes $2,000 for a total scholarship of $12,000 disbursed over the course of the recipient’s college career.
The Dennis R. Washington Achievement Scholarship is available to Horatio Alger Scholars nationwide. This prestigious graduate scholarship allows recipients to receive up to $90,000 to complete a Ph.D. program and up to $60,000 to complete a master’s degree program.
Named after the 19th century author, Horatio Alger, Jr., The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. was founded in 1947 to inspire the nation’s youth to continue to strive for the American Dream.
The Association is dedicated to the belief that “hard work, honesty, and determination can conquer all obstacles” and it continues today, to educate America’s youth on the opportunities, both personal and economic, available to them through the American free enterprise system.