Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association of Canada
October 25, 2020
The National Entrepreneurial Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada. Entrepreneurial Scholars also receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their terminal year of high school to participate in a conference with their American counterparts.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2021
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Prove critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Demonstrate desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field
  • 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.  The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.

The application for the National Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships is now open.  The deadline to apply is October 26, 2020.

How to Apply

1. I am a home-schooled student, can I apply?
Yes. To apply as a home-schooled student you will need to write in “Home School” for your school name.

2. I received a General Education Diploma (GED), can I apply?
Unfortunately, if you have already completed high school, you do not qualify. To be eligible, you must be a current high school student progressing normally towards graduation in Spring/Summer 2018 or be a current CEGEP student who plans to pursue a university education.

3. Is there a minimum grade average requirement?
Yes. All applicants must have and maintain at least a 65 percent average.

4. Do I have to be a Canadian citizen to apply for a scholarship?
Yes, all applicants are required to be Canadian citizens at the time of application.

5. I am eligible for more than one scholarship that the Canadian Association offers.  Do I have to fill out more than one application?
No. You only have to submit one application to receive consideration for all of our scholarship programs for which you are eligible.

1. Is there a fee to apply?
No. There are no fees to apply for Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarships.

2. Are paper applications accepted?
Paper applications are not accepted.

3. Where does funding for Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarships come from?
Horatio Alger Association Canadian Scholarships are funded through the generosity of the Association’s Members. To find specific information regarding the funder of a particular program visit https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships.

4. How can I contact the Association if I have questions about my application?
Applicants may email boursescanadascholarships@horatioalger.org or call 844-422-4200.

1. When are the winners notified? Are applicants who have not won also notified?
Only awardees will be notified personally in January. Everyone may view the names of the recipients when they are posted online.

2. Can I use a Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarship at any post-secondary institution and for any major?
Scholars must attend a public or private accredited post-secondary institution in Canada on a full-time basis and pursue an uninterrupted course leading to a degree.  In Quebec, the scholarship funds may be used for a three-year vocational program at college or a two-year preparatory program followed by a university degree.

3. If I am awarded a Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarship, how will I receive my money?
Disbursement information will be sent to you each year in May. You will be asked to log in to your personalized online Scholar’s account and request your funds for the upcoming year at that time. We send the check directly to your college to be credited to your account. Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, books, and summer school.

4. If I am awarded other scholarships or financial aid, does it affect my eligibility for a Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarship?
No. The only exception is if you receive a scholarship or other funding that covers your basic expenses of tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. We would then ask that you notify the Association so that we may re-award the scholarship funds.