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Hood College Ring

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Hood College Ring

If you would like to purchase a Hood ring or to replace a ring that is lost, orders can be arranged through the Hood College Bookstore in the Whitaker Campus Center at 301-696-3480 or

During the fall semester, a representative from Herff Jones will be on campus to take the junior ring orders. Juniors pick up their ring on the day of their ring ceremony held during the spring semester. 

Ring Scholarship Program

The program was created through the generous support of alumnae and alumni to assist qualifying Hood juniors with a Hood ring. Every year, students may apply for a legacy ring and/or ring scholarship in their junior year. Students are awarded a legacy ring or scholarship based on exceptional essays on what the significance of the Hood ring and the importance of the ring tradition means to each of them, and other criteria submitted in the ring applications. The Hood College ring committee is honored to award deserving students with legacy rings and scholarships each year.

Legacy rings are made possible through donations from our compassionate Hood alumni. Every year, students who are awarded a legacy are matched with a ring donated by alumni. Our students are honored to wear these special rings with various class year engravings. This program is a special way the office of alumni relations and special events carries on the heritage of Hood College and the Hood ring. 

In addition, ring scholarships are awarded to Hood students every year. Students are awarded a full scholarship to purchase a Hood ring. The scholarships would not be possible without contributions to the ring scholarship fund from generous Hood alumni and friends.

Students who were awarded a scholarship or legacy ring will receive their rings at the annual ring ceremony in March 2014.

If you have questions or would like to donate a legacy ring or contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Special Events at 301-696-3900 or send an email to

The office of alumni relations would like to thank all who contributed to the ring scholarship and legacy ring programs. Please view a list of the 2013 legacy ring awardees below.

2013 Legacy Ring Recipients:
  • Alison Schuetz ’15, donor: Elizabeth Bennett Wiegand ’60
  • Anet Zhandosova ’15, donor: Ellen Bindon Friedrich ’48, P’74
  • Eliza Jacobs ’15, donor: Margaret Sager James ’32
  • Gretchen Whitesell ’15, donor: Helen Brown Young ’35
  • Julianne Berg ’15, donor: Joan Jacobsen Halbert ’61
  • Kaitlyn Hays ’14, donor: A. Karen Blair ’70
  • Kathryn Jones ’16, donor: Anne Lyon Canon ’54
  • Nada Elbasha ’15, donor: Jean E. Dulaff ’60
  • Tara Biser ’15, donor: Jacqueline A. Totten ’79