The eligibility criteria to be considered for National Scholarships and Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs are as follows:

enrollment full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2011, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;
a strong commitment to pursuing and completing 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. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements);
critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided);
involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
United States Citizenship.

All Horatio Alger scholarships except the Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana scholarships may be used at any accredited institution where credits can be earned towards a bachelor's degree. Scholarships may be used at community and junior colleges during the first two years. Idaho Scholarship recipients must attend North Idaho College, the University of Idaho or Lewis-Clark State College (Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston campus only). Louisiana Scholarship recipients must attend a college in Louisiana. Montana Scholarship recipients must attend one of the following universities in Montana: University of Montana, The University of Montana-Western, The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology, Helena College of Technology of The University of Montana, or Montana Tech of The University of Montana. All scholarship recipients may pursue any major of their choice leading to a bachelor's degree


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