College Scholarships for Homeless Youth

Due Date: 
October 25, 2012

The anti-homelessness nonprofit Give US Your Poor and scholarship provider the Horatio Alger Association invite homeless, formerly homeless and at-risk students to apply for college scholarships.

Scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000. National scholarships are awarded at $20,000. Additional scholarships for students from specific states are also available. To apply, students must:

  • Be a full-time high school senior who expects to graduate in spring or summer of 2013, with plans to enter college no later than fall 2013.
  • Be committed to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. institution. (Students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities.)
  • Have family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less.
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community activities.
  • Have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Have a grade point average of 2.0 or more.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Students can learn more and apply online at the Horatio Alger Association's scholarship page. Answers to frequently asked questions are also available.

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