Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

Fifty Montana high school seniors were recently awarded the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarship to pursue higher education in Montana. This scholarship program is possible through the generosity of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in partnership with the Horatio Alger Association.

The scholarship recipients were selected from across the state of Montana and have demonstrated their integrity, perseverance, and initiative in overcoming adversity.  Other criteria in the selection process included financial need, community and public service, and academic achievement. Each recipient will receive up to $15,000 over the course of the student’s college career. Since 2004, nearly 800 Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships have been awarded to high school seniors attending college in Montana.

In addition to the undergraduate scholarships, the Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship provides financial assistance to Alumni recipients of Horatio Alger scholarships who aspire to obtain graduate degrees. Nine Horatio Alger Scholars were recently awarded these scholarships to pursue post-graduate education in the field of business, engineering, medicine, applied science, or education. The scholars were selected based on demonstrated leadership, integrity and perseverance, and exhibiting a passion for entrepreneurship and a commitment to community service. Each recipient will receive up to $120,000 to earn his or her master’s, doctoral, or professional degree.

Please join us in congratulating both the undergraduate and graduate scholars on their great achievement and wish them luck as they begin the next phase of their lives.