Scholarship Day

April 10-11 is Hood's Scholarship Day!

This is an exciting 36 hours* to ensure opportunities for every Hood student through unrestricted scholarships and financial aid. Their academic studies are enhanced through the generosity of hundreds of individuals to the College’s Hood Fund.

*Scholarship Day begins at midnight on April 10 and will conclude at noon on April 11. 

Battle of the Decade Challenge: the decade with the most participants gets all the bragging rights!

Join 26 challengers from all decades (1950s to 2020s) and beyond with their leading participation of $73,820 to reach a goal of 200 donors when you make a gift in support of Scholarship Day. 

Updates will provided throughout the day on this page!

Gifts of all Sizes Make a Difference.

Special thanks to Mary Atwell in the Hood Archives for the photographic blasts from the past; see each decade below!

Janet Hobbs Cotton ’59 challenges at least 5 alumnae to participate from the 1950s.


Marylou Herrmann Foley ’64 and Cheryl Brown Dreiling ’69 challenge at least 10 alumnae to participate from the 1960s.

The Class of 1974 50th Reunion Chairs: Alice H. Dekker '74, M.A. '83, Ann Williams DeMers '74, Magaly Mauras Green '74, M.A.'79, Rev. Deborah F. Kohler '74, and Susan L. Whaley '74 challenge at least 30 alumni to participate from the 1970s. 


Jamie B. Draper '84, Ruthann Kluth O'Connell '84, RaeAnn Butler ’89, and Stacey Collins ’89 challenge at least 30 alumni to participate from the 1980s.

Carol Deck Montoya ’94, P’26Marivic E. Sison '94, M.A.'00, Rachel Bagni Beyer ’99 and Stacey Zeno ’99, MBA ’18 challenge at least 20 alumni to participate from the 1990s.

Jaime Cacciola ’04, Tatiana Santos ’04 and Lisa Wells ’09 challenge at least 20 alumni to participate from the 2000s.
Ashley Rose Bennett ’14 and Daniel Forgash ’19 challenge at least 25 alumni to participate from the 2010s.

New Trustee, Phil Yerby ’11 challenges individuals from the 2020s and beyond (alumni, current students, friends, and parents!) to get us to 200 total donors for Scholarship Day.

Eric Annis, Melanie Eyler, Sue Kolb, and Craig Laufer challenge 30 Hood faculty and staff to give for the first time this fiscal year!