The Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarships

The Horatio Alger William J Doré Louisiana Scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

Application Available January 15th - March 15th

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About the Award

What Makes the Horatio Alger Scholarship Special?

The targeted scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. The Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholars program is funded by Mr. William Doré, a McNeese alumnus. Mr. Doré grew a small Gulf of Mexico diving company with three workers to an international corporation (Global Industries, Ltd.) with more than 8000 employees.

What it takes

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship program is funded through the generosity of Association Member William J. Doré

Currently be a resident of and attend high school in the State of Louisiana.

Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at any university in the state of Louisiana (priority given to students planning to attend McNeese State University)

Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the state of Louisiana, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation

Demonstrate critical financial need
*$55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required

Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

Be a United States citizen

Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

Contact Us

For More Information

337-475-5348 or 1-800-622-3352 x5348