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Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships 2017/2018

Haratio Alger Scholarship For Fresh Undergraduates

Brief description:

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.
Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships
Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships 2017/2018


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be graduating high school with plans to enter a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 or must be CEGEP students planning to pursue a university education
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution (in Quebec a three year vocational program or a two year preparatory program followed by a university degree are acceptable)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens
  • Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.  

Basic requirement

  • Plan to enroll full-time at one of the eligible colleges/universities*
  • Have graduated from high school or CEGEP within 18 months prior to applying
  • Demonstrate financial need based on government student loan assessment from their home province
  • Demonstrate academic readiness: minimum grade percentage of 80
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.

Application deadline

Applications for Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship is on until the 25th of October.

Host institutions

The available universities that you can apply for in lieu Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship are listed below thematically by provinces:
Please contact your specific institution to find out how to apply for these awards. 

Application portal

Application is done online, all you need do is follow the link, register and apply.
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