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2021 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

500 Scholarships up to $2500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Mr. James F. Dicke, II and Mr. Dennis Washington. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited community college or technical school in the United States.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2021
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need by showing one of the following:
    • Family Income below $55,000 OR
    • Pell Eligibility with an EFC value of 5846 or less
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen