High Impact Scholarship

High-Impact Scholarship

High Impact Student Scholarships and Faculty HIP Innovation Grants

Hood College actively supports high-impact experiences that promote deep learning through student engagement. High Impact Scholarships provide funding to students pursuing a high-impact practice associated with a course and High Impact Grants are awarded to faculty interested in developing innovations in their teaching.

Students may apply for funds to directly support one of the following high-impact practices: internships, undergraduate research, community-based learning, capstone courses, or global learning. Applications for scholarships are accepted monthly and awards are made for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. To learn more about the scholarship application and award process, click the bar below.

HIP Innovation Grants provide financial support to individual faculty members to pursue a high-impact practice associated with a course. Funds must be used to directly aid in the creation of one of the following experiential high-impact practices for a course: internships, undergraduate research, community-based learning, capstone courses, or global learning. Applications for grants are considered annually with the application deadline occurring each March. To learn more about faculty HIP Innovation Grants, click the bar below. 

The American Association of Colleges and Universities has identified and defined 11 academic and co-curricular experiences that deepen the learning of students. High-impact learning facilitates the integration of learning and practical skill development, enriches classroom experiences, and assists students in their preparation for future career pursuits. Click the link below to see the AAC&U's complete list of HIPs and their definitions.

AAC&U High-Impact Learning 

Students in all academic disciplines are eligible for high-impact learning scholarships that can be applied toward transportation costs, the purchase of necessary course materials, or other expenses related to learning experiences. Applications are accepted on a monthly basis and reviewed by a faculty committee. The maximum that may be awarded to a student in an academic year is $500. For more information about the scholarship application or award process, contact Dr. Lisa Littlefield in the Center for Career Development and Experiential Education at (301) 696-3583 or via email at littlefield@hood.edu.

Click here to view the High Impact Learning Grant Application.

The Academic Innovation Grant for High Impact Practices (AIG-HIP) provides financial support to individual faculty members to pursue a high-impact practice associated with a course and may include internships, undergraduate research, community-based learning, capstone courses, or global learning. Faculty grants are awarded annually each March and are capped at $2,500. For more information related to Faculty Innovation Grants for HIPs, contact Dr. Paige Eager, Dean of the Faculty and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at (301) 696-3699 or via email at eager@hood.edu.

Click Here to View the AIG-HIP Grant Application.