First-Year Student Scholarships

First-Year Student Scholarships

New for Fall 2024

Hood College's merit scholarship program recognizes the achievement, talent and potential of students. Awards are based upon their achievement in the classroom, their ability to think analytically, their talent and creativity within their areas of interest and the potential for success they bring Hood College.

All students applying for admission to Hood College will be considered for these scholarships. No special application is required. Students will be informed of their eligibility through the admission application process.

Merit Scholarships 

This new scholarship structure is in effect for students entering Hood College beginning in the fall 2023 semester.

Trustee Scholarship            $30,000 per year

Presidential Scholarship    $28,000 per year

Dean Scholarship                $24,000 per year

Leadership Award               $20,000 per year

Achievement Award           $15,000 per year

Pillar Scholarship                $2,000 per year (beginning with Fall 2024)

Stackable Awards 

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

  • Honors ($2,000) Awarded to students who have been admitted to the Hood College Honors Program.
  • Legacy ($1,000) Awarded to full-time students whose parent, sibling or grandparent received a Hood bachelor's or master's degree. 


Scholarships awarded to new students and are renewable throughout the student’s undergraduate career (scholarship may be received for eight semesters or completion of the bachelor's degree, whichever comes first). Students must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.