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 High school seniors admitted by late January and in the top of our admission pool academically will be invited to campus to compete for full-tuition scholarships.
Hollins Scholar Award At least $24,000 per year Hollins considers a student’s GPA, curriculum, and SAT/ACT scores to determine recipients.
Hollins Recognition Award At least $20,000 per year Hollins considers a student’s GPA, curriculum, and SAT/ACT scores to determine recipients.
International Friendship Award Up to one-half tuition per year These awards, for non-U.S. citizens, are based on academic performance and financial need. A limited number of larger scholarships are available.

The secular society scholars

Award Amount Eligibility
The Secular Society Scholars (TSS) Full tuition for four years Students should complete the application for admission and the scholarship application by the priority deadline of December 1. Up to five scholarships will be awarded. Students must demonstrate creativity and a passion for the breadth that a liberal arts education can provide. Finalists will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview. More info

creative Talent & Music awards

Click here or visit your myHollins portal (admissions.hollins.edu/account) for additional information about how to apply for these awards.

Award Amount Eligibility
Creative Writing Up to $2,000 per year Those with exceptional talent in creative writing must submit an application for this scholarship and portfolio to be considered for this award.
Dance Up to $2,000 per year Those with exceptional talent in dance must complete an audition for scholarship determination.
Theatre Up to $2,000 per year Those with exceptional talent in theatre must complete an audition for scholarship determination.
Music Up to $2,000 per year Those with exceptional talent in vocal or instrumental music complete an audition for scholarship determination.
McCullough Voice Award Up to one-half tuition per year For music majors only with exceptional talent. Audition required.

outstanding achievement award

Award Amount Eligibility
Girl Scout Gold Award Amount varies Submit proof of your Girl Scout Award to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance before February 1 of the year you enroll. The scholarship amount is renewable and can be used only toward tuition. Open only to first-year students.

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
Varies 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
Half tuition to $25,000 per year Award based on the student’s previous academic performance in high school and college. Students with a college GPA of  2.75 GPA or greater qualify for consideration.
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
  • Transfer Students
$500 Students who visit campus before May 1 of their senior year will receive a one-time, $500 visit grant when they enroll at Hollins.

Note: Scholarships can be applied to tuition only.