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Private Scholarships

Hood is in contact with over 70 institutions that offer over 80 scholarships. The scholarships listed below are just a fraction of the scholarships available at the financial aid office, located on the third floor of the Apple Resource Center.

Outside Scholarships

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
$1,000 – Available to High School juniors and seniors as well as undergraduates. Apply in the Financial Aid Office.

American Chemical Society
Up to $2,500 – Awarded to African American, Native American, of Hispanic chemistry or biochemistry majors. Learn more and apply through the Financial Aid Office.

Army Emergency Relief
MG James Ursano Scholarship – Awarded to undergraduate dependent children of Army soldiers. Learn more and apply through the Financial Aid Office.

BigSun Scholarship
Available to all student-athletes regardless of sport. Must be a high school senior or attending a post-secondary institute.

Campus Discovery "Value of College" Scholarship
$5,000 – Open to all US students attending a two or four year college. Apply in the Financial Aid Office.

Chesapeake Bay Trust
$2,000 - Ellen Fraites Wagner Award and Arthur Dorman Award – Awarded to full-time undergraduate Maryland residents with a minority, ethnic or cultural heritage. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, strong leadership skills and a commitment to the environment and the Chesapeake Bay.

Dr. J. Elmer Harp Family Memorial Scholarship
Available to all undergraduate students from the Middletown valley area pursuing a career in medical/health-related field.

Gates Millennium Scholarships
Open to African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Asian or Hispanic incoming freshman with a 3.3 GPA or higher.

John Gyles
$3,000 – Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship
$1,000 – Awarded to undergraduate business majors with financial need.

Hispanic College Fund
Awarded to a US citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic descent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Leading Women, Maryland's Future
$15,000 – Awarded to a successful female student who takes on leadership roles in her community and demonstrates a commitment to inspiring change.

MENSA Scholarship
$300-$1,000 – Apply through the Financial Aid Office.

Mary Rubin & Benjamin Rubin Scholarship Fund
$500-$2,500 – Awarded to undergraduate women, at least one year post high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

PR Society of America
Awarded to a sophomore or junior communications major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and grades of B or better in all public relations and English/writing classes.

September 11 Scholarship Fund
Awarded to families victimized by the 9/11 terrorist events.

US Bank Scholarship
$1,000 – High school senior or undergraduate student. Winners selected at random.

US Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
$500-$10,000 – Apply in the Financial Aid Office.

ZONTA of Frederick
$15,000 – Awarded to students with at least 24 credits through junior status. A summer internship is required.