First-Year Student Scholarships

First-Year Student Scholarships

New for Fall 2023

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.

Achievement 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

Stackable Awards 

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

  • BOA Leadership (amount varies) Awarded by the Board of Associates to high-achieving, engaged students who are passionate about continuing their education at Hood.
  • FAFSA Incentive Grant ($1,500). Given to students annually for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • 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.