Academic excellence awards
Open only to first-year students, except where noted.
|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 $27,000 per year||Hollins considers a student’s GPA, curriculum, and SAT/ACT scores to determine recipients.|
|Hollins Recognition Award||At least $24,000 per year||Hollins considers a student’s GPA, curriculum, and SAT/ACT scores to determine recipients.|
The secular society scholars
|The Secular Society Scholars (TSS)||
Full tuition for four years and $2,500 (one-time award) to be used for experiential learning opportunities
|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 and 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.
Up to $2,000 per year
|Those with exceptional talent in art must submit an application for this scholarship, as well as a portfolio, to be considered for this award.|
|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; McCullough Voice up to one-half tuition per year||Those with exceptional talent in vocal or instrumental music complete an audition for scholarship determination.|
Math and Science awards
|Math and Science Award||Up to $2,000 per year||For students with a demonstrated academic achievement in the fields of science and/or math. Visit this page for more details.|
outstanding achievement award
|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.|
International student scholarships
|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. Scholarship info|
|#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship||$15,000 per year||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.|
other academic and need-based aid
||Varies||Scholarships are based on major, residence, leadership, need, and/or academic success.|
||Up to $1,000||
Those who visit campus and enroll before May 1 are eligible for a one-time visit grant to be applied toward tuition. Students who reside more than 500 miles from campus will receive $1,000. Students who reside less than 500 miles from campus will receive $500.
|FAFSA Filer Grant||$500||
Students may be eligible for this one-time grant if they complete their FAFSA by January 1 of their senior year.
|Alumnae Referral Scholarship
||$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.|
|Phi Theta Kappa
||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.|
Community College Access Program (CCAP)
For Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) students who graduate as members of CCAP with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Verification of CCAP status from VWCC is required.
||Up 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 or greater qualify for at least a one-half tuition scholarship for two years.|
|Betty Trinkle Freeman
||$500 to $1,500||Academic standing and need|
||$500 to $1,000||Academic standing and need|
|William Randolph Hearst
||$1,000 to $5,000||Students with demonstrated need and demonstrated previous academic success; preference given to transfer students.|
Earned by students as early as grade 9, Hollins’ partnership with RaiseMe recognizes high school accomplishments through earned micro-scholarships. These scholarship dollars are meant to keep students motivated for success and, at the time of admission, are accounted for within the student’s academic merit scholarship. Build your Hollins profile with RaiseMe to begin earning. Deadline is December 1 of their senior year.
Note: Scholarships can be applied to tuition only.