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 January and in the top of our admission pool academically may 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 student scholarships

Award Amount Eligibility
Global Commitment Scholarship Full tuition for four years Only first-time, first-year full-time residential undergraduate international students are eligible to be considered for this award. “International student” for the purpose of this scholarship is defined as those who are eligible for one of the following: F1 Visa, H4 Visa, L2 Visa. If you are a DACA recipient, or in the process to receive this designation, inquire with our admission staff  regarding your eligibility for the award.
#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship $15,000 Hollins will select two first-year students to receive an annual, renewable scholarship of $15,000 beginning in the fall 2019 semester. This scholarship is open to all academic majors and fields of study and is applied to tuition costs.
International Friendship Award At least $20,000 per year These awards, for non-U.S. citizens, are based on academic performance and financial need. A limited number of scholarships are available.

creative Talent & Music awards

An additional application is required to be considered for these awards, and in most cases, an on-campus audition. Full details regarding applying for these scholarships are on the scholarship instruction sheet. 

Review the scholarship application sheet (PDF) or visit your myHollins portal 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.

outstanding achievement award

Award Amount Eligibility
Girl Scout Award Up to $1,500 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 Scholarships are based on major, residence, leadership, need, 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
Up to $24,000 per year Award based on the student’s previous academic performance in high school and college. Students with a college GPA of  2.75 or greater qualify for at least a one-half tuition scholarship 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.

Note: Scholarships can be applied to tuition only.