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 2017:

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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 1450 (ACT 32) or better and a 4.0+ grade-point average and a class rank in the top 5%.

  • VENABLE SCHOLARSHIP
    $100,000 grant ($25,000/year)
    For candidates with an SAT score of 1400 (ACT 30) or better and a 4.0 grade-point average and a class rank in the top 10%.

  • PATRICK HENRY SCHOLARSHIP
    $84,000 grant ($21,000/year)
    For candidates with an SAT score of 1300 (ACT 28) or better and a 3.8 grade-point average and a class rank in the top 15%.
  • PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP
    $72,000 grant ($18,000/year)
    For candidates who have either a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and at least 1150 on the SAT (or 24 composite on the ACT), or at least 1250 on the SAT (27 Composite on the ACT) and strong academic performance in a rigorous college-preparatory program.

  • DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
    $48,000 grant ($12,000/year)
    For candidates who have either a grade-point average of 3.3 or better and at least 1100 on the SAT (or 23 composite on the ACT), or at least 1200 on the SAT (25 Composite on the ACT) and strong academic performance in a rigorous college-preparatory program.

  • 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 Evidenced-based Reading & Writing and Math section scores. 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 2017:

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

  • EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 over four years ($5,000 grant per year)
    Developing responsible citizenship, character, and self-reliance, Hampden-Sydney College embraces the values also shared by Scouting. Every year at H-SC, approximately 35 freshmen, 10% of the entering class, have attained the rank of Eagle Scout-among the highest percentages at any college or university in the country.

    Any accepted Eagle Scout who attends Hampden-Sydney College will receive this scholarship. You may receive only one Citizen-Leader Scholarship of $5,000. Additional funding beyond that scholarship is possible through our academic scholarships and need-based programs, as determined by the FAFSA. 

  • STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 over four years ($5,000 grant per year)
    For over 235 years Hampden-Sydney College has attracted men with the desire and talent to develop their leadership skills. The graduates of Hampden-Sydney have both the preparation and the conviction to serve in leadership positions in our state, nation, and world.

    Any accepted applicant who is the President of the Student Government at his high school will receive this scholarship. You may receive only one Citizen-Leader Scholarship of $5,000. Additional funding beyond that scholarship is possible through our academic scholarships and need-based programs, as determined by the FAFSA.

  • BOYS STATE PARTICIPANT SCHOLARSHIP
    $20,000 over four years ($5,000 grant per year)
    Hampden-Sydney's founding mission "to form good men and good citizens" is in practice today to enrich the personal and civic lives of our students. The College has had great success in preparing young men for leadership positions with professional, civic, fraternal, religious, and political institutions and associations.

    Any accepted applicant who has participated in Boys State will receive this scholarship. You may receive only one Citizen-Leader Scholarship of $5,000. Additional funding beyond that scholarship is possible through our academic scholarships and need-based programs, as determined by the FAFSA.

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 Evidenced-based Reading & Writing and Math section scores. 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.