Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship

 The Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship provides a $37,500 scholarship to be disbursed throughout a student's collegiate career. Like all Horatio Alger Scholarships, the Horatio Alger Denny Sanford scholarship assists high school students who have faced great obstacles in their young lives to overcome their adversities, attend a post-secondary institution, and achieve success.


  • Be committed to complete a bachelor's degree at South Dakota Mines
  • Be a current high school senior with plans to enroll in college for the upcoming fall semester 
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income required) 
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Be a United States citizen

Students may apply at application.horatioalger.org - Select the Apply Now option under the heading Undergraduate Scholarship (programs for high school seniors)