Welcome! June News and Updates

June 1, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

entrancebanners.jpgWelcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection, and congratulations on successfully reaching the end of another school year! While you are getting ready to say farewell to your seniors as they head off to college, we are preparing to welcome them into the Hood community this fall.

On May 20, we celebrated as each member of the Hood College Class of 2017 walked across the stage toward their bright futures. The 282 graduates were addressed by Krishanti Vignarajah, First Lady Michelle Obama’s former policy director, who asked for their help in promoting gender equality as they head out into the world and offered her congratulations on completing this milestone achievement.

If you have seniors who are still uncertain about their post-graduation plans, please encourage them to contact us. We have a limited number of spaces (including housing and financial aid) for qualified applicants to join the Class of 2021. As always, our application is free of charge and can be accessed here.

What would you like to see in future editions of the Counselor Connection? Let us know in the comments or by emailing Whitney Yount at yount@hood.edu.


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.


May 2, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

ShieldWelcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection!

Although our semester is winding down, we are continuing to accept and evaluate transfer applications for Fall 2017 admission throughout the summer. Students are encouraged to schedule a visit at our campus in Frederick, MD to learn more about the transfer application process. Please explore the links in the sidebar for additional information about transfer-specific events and visits.

All transfer applicants who indicate that they will be enrolling as full-time students are automatically considered for renewable merit scholarships at the time of admission. This year, Hood is offering three levels of merit scholarship awards for full-time transfer students:

  • Leader’s Award – 40% of tuition

  • Trailblazer Award – 33% of tuition

  • Recognition Award – 25% of tuition

For more information about transfer admission, please contact Cheryl Banks (banks@hood.edu; 301-696-3354) or Erin Botker (botker@hood.edu; 301-696-3813). We look forward to hearing from you and your students!