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The Horatio Alger National and Bill Doré Louisiana Scholarships

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The Horatio Alger National and Bill 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.

The Horatio Alger Association LogoThe 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.

The William J. Dore scholarships are available to Louisiana students planning to attend McNeese to pursue a higher education.

The eligibility criteria are outlined below.

For additional information and to apply, visit