Scholarships & Awards

Academic excellence awards

Open only to first-year students, except where noted.

Award Amount Eligibility
Batten Scholar Award Full tuition for four years Submit your admission application by late January 2015. High school seniors admitted by late January with a GPA of at least 3.71 and a SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or an ACT score of 27 or better will be invited to campus to compete for full-tuition scholarships on February 15-16, 2015.
Hollins Scholar Award $21,000 – $22,000 per year for four years High school seniors admitted with a minimum GPA of 3.71 and a SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1000 or an ACT score of 22 or better.
Hollins Recognition Award $12,000 – $20,000 per year for four years Hollins considers a student’s GPA, curriculum, class rank (if provided), and SAT/ACT scores to determine recipients of this award.
International Friendship Award Up to one-half tuition per year These awards, for international students, are based on academic performance and financial need. A limited number of larger scholarships are available.

secular society scholarship

Award Amount Eligibility
Secular Society Scholarship Full tuition for four years Complete your application for admission and scholarship application by January 15, 2015. Up to five scholarships will be given to a small group of students enrolling in Hollins in fall 2015 who have demonstrated creativity and a passion for the breadth that a liberal arts education can provide.
The selection committee will evaluate each student’s motivation and aptitude for creative academic work. Grades and test scores will be considered in the selection process, yet the committee is aware that they don’t represent the whole student, and as a result, they are not used to automatically include or exclude an applicant from consideration. Select Secular Society scholarship candidates will be invited to participate in an interview weekend held on campus in mid to late February 2015.

creative Talent & Music awards

Open only to first-year, transfer, and Adult Horizon students.

To be considered, we encourage you to visit campus during one of our Scholarship Days. If you are unable to attend, please see the application form. All materials will be accepted through February 23.

Award Amount Eligibility
Creative Writing, Film,
Photography,
Visual Arts
Up to $5,000 per year Students who excel in creative writing, film, photography, and/or the visual arts must submit a portfolio with the application.
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Dance and Theatre Up to $5,000 per year Those with exceptional talent in dance and/or theatre must complete an audition for scholarship determination.
Music Up to $5,000 per year; McCullough Voice up to one-half tuition per year Those with exceptional talent in music complete an audition for scholarship determination.

outstanding achievement awards (Leadership & science/math)

Open only to first-year and transfer students.

To be considered, we encourage you to visit campus during one of our Scholarship Days. If you are unable to attend, please see the application form. All materials will be accepted through February 23.

Award Amount Eligibility
Robertson Leadership Award Up to $5,000 per year For students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and a desire to develop those skills at Hollins.
Science and Math Award Up to $5,000 per year For students with a keen interest in the fields of science and/or math who wish to continue their studies in these areas.

other academic & need-based awards

Scholarship Amount Eligibility Criteria
Betty Trinkle Freeman

  • Adult Horizon Students
$500 to $1,500 Academic standing and need
Endowed Scholarships

  • New Traditional-Age Students
  • New Transfer Students
  • New Adult Horizon Students
$1,000 to $10,000 Eligible need-based students. Scholarships are based on major, residence, leadership, and/or academic success.
Lucy Hazlegrove

  • Adult Horizon Students
$500 to $1,000 Academic standing and need
William Randolph Hearst

  • Adult Horizon Students
$1,000 to $5,000 Students with demonstrated need and demonstrated previous academic success; preference given to transfer students.
Phi Theta Kappa

  • Transfer Students
  • Adult Horizon Students
Up to $2,000 per year This scholarship is designed for students who transfer to Hollins from another college and who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Transfer Awards

  • Transfer Students
  • Adult Horizon Students
2-for-1 tuition offer Transfer students admitted with at least a 2.75 GPA from their previous college(s) will be eligible for a 2-for-1 tuition offer – half off tuition for two years.
Alumnae Referral Scholarship

  • All Students
$500 Provides a one-time, one-year $500 grant to a student referred by an alumna before she is admitted to Hollins. The referral form must be submitted before or at the time of the student’s application.
Visit Grant

  • New Traditional-Age Students
$500 Students who visit campus before May 1 of their senior year will receive a one-time, $500 visit grant.

Note: Scholarships can be applied to tuition only.