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Transfer Student Scholarships


Hood College's new scholarship program recognizes the academic achievement of transfer students.  All transfer students applying for admission to Hood College as a full-time student will be considered for these scholarships.  No special application is required.  Students will be informed of their eligibility through the admission application process.

The dollar amount of these merit scholarships will be based on a percent of tuition (not including fees, room or board) rather than a set dollar amount. The scholarships will, therefore, change (increase) annually based upon the tuition. For more information on the scholarship qualifications, please contact the Office of Admission.

Transfer Scholarships:

Founder’s Scholarship   40% of tuition  $13,852 (Based on 2015-2016 tuition)
Trailblazer Scholarship    33% of tuition $11,543 (Based on 2015-2016 tuition)
Recognition Award   25% of tuition  $8,658 (Based on 2015-2016 tuition)

Maintenance/Renewal: Scholarships are awarded to new transfer students who enroll in full-time studies and are renewable for the number of semesters indicated on their acceptance letter.  Students must achieve the minimum semester grade-point average, maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree and be enrolled full-time. Students whose grade-point average drops below the required level will receive a warning semester. Two consecutive semesters below the minimum grade point average will result in a reduction to or elimination of the award. Students with reduced or eliminated scholarships may recover the original award amount by achieving the required semester grade point average. 

Stackable Awards: The following institutional awards may be awarded in addition to the above merit scholarships.

  •  Honors $2,000- A merit scholarship awarded to students who have applied and been admitted to the Hood College Honors Program. To learn more about the Honors Program application process, click here.
  • Legacy $1,000- Awarded to full-time first-year or transfer students whose parent, sibling, or grandparent received a Hood bachelor's or master's degree. Please contact your Admission Counselor.
  • Phi Theta Kappa $2,000- Awarded to full time students that have indicated their induction cycle and institution on their Hood application. Please notify your Admission Counselor if you have been inducted into PTK.