Chair of the Board Scholarship Opportunities

November 1, 2017  |  Admissions, Financial Aid  |  No Comments

Last February, we invited 52 academically outstanding high school seniors to Hood College’s campus for our first annual Scholars Day, where they were interviewed by faculty and staff members. Five of these students (hailing from Florida, North Carolina, and Maryland) were awarded our Chair of the Board Scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition for the four years of their attendance.

We are happy to announce that this program will continue, and we are currently reviewing applications to find the next class of Chair of the Board Scholars. This year, we will be awarding four full-tuition scholarships, but all Scholars Day participants will receive significant scholarship funding in addition to the merit scholarship offered to them at the time of admission. Additionally, an experiential learning stipend will be offered to all Scholars Day participants.

 

Raise.me Partnership

June 1, 2017  |  Financial Aid, News  |  No Comments

fb_bannerHood College is excited to partner with Raise.me to offer a scholarship incentive program for high school students! As the school year is winding down and the class of 2018 is preparing to begin the college application process, we wanted to share this opportunity and encourage you to spread the word among your students.

Through Raise.me, students can now earn “micro-scholarships” from Hood and more than 200 other colleges for each of their academic and extracurricular achievements, beginning in ninth grade. Students can earn these micro-scholarships for getting good grades in their core classes, participating in extracurricular activities, completing community service, and more. Specifically, applicants to Hood College can earn:

  • $300 for each “A” earned in a core course
  • $100 for each year of perfect attendance
  • $300 for each AP or IB course
  • $500 for taking the PSAT
  • $10 for each hour of community service

Other counselors are using this free program to motivate students, improve outcomes, and reinforce the guidance that they’re already giving. Raise.me can help your students get a head start on their college search and develop into stronger applicants by seeing the financial impact that preparing for later success can have. The amount that students earn on Raise.me represents the minimum amount of aid that they’ll receive if they apply and are admitted to Hood College.

To get started, visit https://www.raise.me/join/hood-college.

Admission and Scholarship Overview

November 1, 2016  |  Admissions, Financial Aid  |  No Comments

entrancebanners.jpgAt Hood College, we try to make our application process as simple as possible for both students and counselors. We admit students on a rolling basis, so there are no early decision or early action deadlines for applicants to track, and we don’t charge an application fee. Additionally, all students are considered for merit scholarship awards and our honors program when they apply to the college, so qualified applicants will receive an admission decision, and information about their merit scholarship award and honors program eligibility within two to three weeks of completing their applications.

Our merit scholarship awards are a percentage of tuition rather than a set dollar amount so that the value of students’ scholarships remains proportional to the cost of attendance during their time at Hood. These scholarships, based on applicants’ high school grades and achievements, cover up to 50 percent of tuition and are renewable for up to four years. Recipients must enroll on a full-time basis, make satisfactory progress toward their degree and keep their GPA to the level specified in their award letters to maintain their scholarship.

Earlier this year, we announced a new scholarship program for outstanding students. We are pleased to begin awarding four Chair of the Board Scholarships (worth full-tuition!) to first-year students entering in the fall of 2017. All prospective freshmen will be considered for this opportunity, provided they have completed the application process and been offered admission to Hood College by Jan. 15, 2017. Exceptional candidates will be invited to attend Scholars Day on Feb. 11, 2017, where they will participate in a scholarship interview, meet with faculty and administrators, and tour campus. The four recipients of the full-tuition award will be notified no later than two weeks after Scholars Day.