Friday, October 28, 2011

Horatio Alger Illinois Scholarship Program - 2.0 GPA or higher! ($5,000-$20,000 - Due THIS SUNDAY!)

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to be accepting applications from high school seniors of the Class of 2012 for the 2012 Horatio Alger Scholarships.

To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by: October 30, 2011:
  • Online application.
  • Letter of support. Applicants must be logged in to the application process to access this. Faxes/emails will not be accepted.
  • You must submit a High School transcript. Applicants have the option to either upload the transcript through the application (available under Paperwork Status/Transcript Upload after you log into your application) or send it via mail. Faxes/emails will not be accepted.
  • Online Certifications Form. Must be completed by applicant's high school.
  • Copy of the front page of your parent/guardian's 2010 individual federal tax return, if they were required to complete.

To qualify, applicants must:
  • be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Illinois, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;
  • have a strong commitment to pursue and complete 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);
  • critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided);
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
  • demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);  
  • be a resident of Illinois; and
  • be a citizen of the United States

Click here to apply!
Twenty $5,000 Scholarships will be awarded through the generosity of the Brinson Foundation and Association Member Doris K. Christopher.

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