Academic and Leadership Awards

Hampden-Sydney offers a number of Academic Scholarships and Citizen-Leader Scholarships that recognize outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement. In addition there are Special Awards - the Davis Fellowship, and Regional Awards, including the Sprinkle Scholarship. All applicants for admission are considered; no special forms are required.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Telephone: (800) 755-0733
E-Mail: hsfinaid@hsc.edu.

Academic Scholarships for student achievement at six levels for freshmen entering fall 2014:

Candidates who meet the listed standards will be considered for these scholarships. If you qualify for more than one of these Scholarships, you will be given the award which carries the highest recognition.
  • ALLAN SCHOLARSHIP
    $120,000 grant ($30,000/year)
    For candidates with an SAT of 1400 (ACT 32) or better and a 4.0+ grade-point average.

  • VENABLE SCHOLARSHIP
    $100,000 grant ($25,000/year)
    For candidates with an SAT score of 1350 (ACT 30) or better and a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • PATRICK HENRY SCHOLARSHIP
    $80,000 grant ($20,000/year)
    For candidates with an SAT score of 1250 (ACT 28) or better and a 3.8 grade-point average.
  • PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP
    $60,000 grant ($15,000/year)
    For candidates who have either a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and at least 1100 on the SAT (or 24 composite on the ACT), or at least 1200 on the SAT (27 Composite on the ACT).

  • DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
    $40,000 grant ($10,000/year)
    For candidates who have either a grade-point average of 3.3 or better and at least 1050 on the SAT (or 23 composite on the ACT), or at least 1150 on the SAT (25 Composite on the ACT).

  • ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 grant ($5,000/year)
    For candidates who show strong academic performance and who, in the opinion of Hampden-Sydney College, have exhibited outstanding leadership in their school or community through involvement in clubs, organizations, publications, Scouting, church activities, or volunteer work.

All grade-point averages stated in these scholarships are cumulative from the 9th grade through the first semester of the 12th grade. All SAT scores include the Critical Reading and Math subscores. Grant awards, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Additional funding beyond these awards is possible through our regular financial aid program, based on a student’s financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Academic Scholarship for enrolled students with outstanding academic records during their freshmen year:

Citizen-Leader Scholarships for freshmen entering fall 2014:

You may receive only one Citizen-Leader Scholarship of $5,000.

  • EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 over four years ($5,000 grant per year)
    Any accepted Eagle Scout who attends Hampden-Sydney College will receive this scholarship.

  • STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 over four years ($5,000 grant per year)
    Any accepted applicant who is the President of the Student Government at his high school will receive this scholarship.

  • BOYS STATE PARTICIPANT SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 over four years ($5,000 grant per year)
    Any accepted applicant who has participated in Boys State will receive this scholarship.

All grade-point averages stated in these scholarships are cumulative from the 9th grade through the first semester of the 12th grade. All SAT scores include the Critical Reading and Math subscores. Grant awards, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Additional funding beyond these awards is possible through our regular financial aid program, based on a student’s financial need as determined by the FAFSA.