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First-Year Student

First-Year Student Scholarship Programs

Honors Program Scholars - $2,000 per year
First-year students who are admitted to the Honors Program are eligible to receive an Honors Scholarship. Students must apply for admission to the Honors Program, and are chosen on a competitive basis. The Honors Program application may be completed online. Priority will be given to those students who apply by Feb. 15.

Hodson Trust Scholarship - $19,000 per year
First-year students who have the highest academic profiles and have shown leadership in school and community activities are awarded the Hodson Trust Scholarship. The recipients of these scholarships are applicants with superior academic achievement, above average SAT or ACT scores and leadership in extracurricular activities. These scholarships are made possible through support from the Hodson Trust.  

Presidential Scholarship - $17,000 per year
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to first-year students with exceptional academic records, academic potential, citizenship and extracurricular achievement.  

Trustee, Dean’s and Achievement Academic Scholarships - $6,000 to $15,000 per year
These scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students with high academic ability and proven leadership in school and community activities.

Hood College offers merit scholarships to students who have applied and been admitted through our Test-Optional program as follows.  Merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission based on the highest overall GPA:

GPA of 3.25-3.49 will receive $11,000 per year
GPA of 3.50-3.99 will receive $15,000 per year
GPA of 4.0 or higher will receive $17,000 per year

Please note that students must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher in order to be considered for admission through our Test-Optional program.