Academic excellence awards
Open only to first-year students, except where noted.
|Batten Scholar Award||Full tuition for four years||Submit your admission application by January 15, 2016. High school seniors admitted by late January with a GPA of at least 3.8 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 21-22, 2016.|
|Hollins Scholar Award||$27,000 – $28,000 per year for four years||Awarded to high school seniors admitted with an SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1000 or better (ACT score of 22 or better) and with a minimum GPA of 3.71 or an SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or better (ACT score of 27 or better) and with a minimum GPA of 3.5.|
|Hollins Recognition Award||Up to $26,000 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 scholarship
|The Secular Society Scholarship (TSS)||Full tuition for four years||The Secular Society Scholars, nominally five each year, will be selected from entering first-year students at Hollins who apply and demonstrate academic competence, creativity, and a passion for a Hollins liberal arts education. Applicants will have been active and engaged during their high school years but have also sought learning experiences outside the classroom. Scholars will receive guidance and support in their creative endeavors, preparing them for lifelong contributions to Hollins, the state, the nation, and the world. Selection of the candidates will be made by a committee headed by the Scholar’s Mentor. Each applying student will have her application evaluated in a highly personalized manner, While grades and test scores can be indicative of academic success, the committee is aware that they don’t represent the whole student, and as result, they are not used to automatically include or exclude an applicant for consideration. A selection of The Secular Society Scholar candidates will be invited to participate in an interview weekend held on campus in February 2016. Complete your application for admission and scholarship application by January 15.|
To be considered for a Creative Talent and Music Award and/or Outstanding Achievement Award, we encourage you to visit campus during one of our Scholarship Days. Whether you are completing your audition on-campus or through a virtual submission, please register here and see this instruction sheet (PDF) for details regarding required documents to be considered for these scholarships. All materials will be accepted through February 22.
creative Talent & Music awards
Open only to first-year, transfer, and Adult Horizon students. Awards are limited. Preference in awarding these scholarships may be given to those who interview or audition in person. For more information and to register for these awards, click here.
|Creative Writing, Film,
|Up to $3,000 per year||Students who excel in creative writing, film, photography, and/or the visual arts must submit a portfolio with the application.|
|Dance and Theatre||Up to $3,000 per year||Those with exceptional talent in dance and/or theatre must complete an audition for scholarship determination.|
|Music||Up to $3,000 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.|
outstanding achievement awards (Leadership & science/math)
Open only to first-year and transfer students. For more information and to register for these awards, click here.
|Robertson Leadership Award||Up to $3,000 per year||For students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and a desire to develop those skills at Hollins.|
|Science and Math Award||Up to $3,000 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.|
|Girl Scout Gold Award||Amount varies||Submit proof of your Girl Scout Award to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance before May 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
|Betty Trinkle Freeman
||$500 to $1,500||Academic standing and need|
||Varies||Eligible need-based students. Scholarships are based on major, residence, leadership, and/or academic success.|
||$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.|
|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.|
||Up to one-half tuition 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 a one-half tuition scholarship for two years.|
|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.|
||$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.