Hampden-Sydney awards competitive scholarships to select students who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic achievement and leadership and who understand the dedication to scholarship necessary to be successful in our challenging liberal arts curriculum.

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
Email: hsfinaid@hsc.edu

Academic Scholarships for freshmen

based on student achievement

Candidates who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic achievement are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Students who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified after acceptance from the College.


All grade-point averages 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.

Scholarship award recipients may also qualify for other types of financial aid based on demonstrated need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We are dedicated to working with prospective students and their families to help make a Hampden-Sydney education affordable.  

Academic Scholarships for enrolled students

with outstanding academic records during their freshman year

HARRISON SCHOLARSHIP
$20,000 grant

SPRINKLE SCHOLARSHIP
This regional scholarship is awarded to students entering the Pre-medical Studies program.

Citizen-Leader Scholarships

Freshmen 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.

Special Awards

THE DAVIS FELLOWSHIP
The Davis Fellowship, established by Norwood and Marguerite Davis, is a full-tuition scholarship and is awarded every other year to one member of the incoming class matriculating at Hampden-Sydney College.  

MADISON SCHOLARSHIP 
The Madison Scholarship was established by Alumni and Friends of the College to honor one exceptional student who has excelled in the classroom during his high school career and has made a positive impact on his community.