Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships

Hood College's merit scholarship program recognizes the achievement, talent and potential of transfer 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 to 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.

For more information on the scholarship qualifications, please contact the Office of Admission at

Transfer Scholarships

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

Presidential Scholarship$28,000 per year
Dean Scholarship$24,000 per year
Leadership Award$20,000 per year


Scholarships are awarded to new transfer students and are renewable for the number of semesters indicated in the student's acceptance letter. Students must achieve the minimum semester grade point average, maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree and be enrolled full-time. Students whose grade point average drops below the required level will receive a warning. Two consecutive semesters below the minimum grade point average will result in a reduction to or elimination of the award. Students with reduced or eliminated scholarships may recover the original award amount by achieving the required semester grade point average.

Stackable Awards

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

  • 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.
  • Phi Theta Kappa ($2,000) Awarded to full-time students who have indicated their induction cycle and institution on their Hood application. Please indicate on your application if you have been inducted into PTK.