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.

The Secular Society Scholarships

Award Amount Eligibility
The Secular Society Scholarships (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 four 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. The Secular Society Scholars >

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. 

Review the scholarship application sheet (PDF) or visit your myHollins portal for additional information about how to apply for these awards. 

Award Amount Eligibility
Art

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

Award Amount Eligibility
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

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.

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. 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

Scholarship Amount Eligibility Criteria
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.
Visit Grant

  • All Students
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.

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.
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.

Community College Access Program (CCAP)

  • Transfer Students
$2,000

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.

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.
Betty Trinkle Freeman

  • Adult Horizon Students
$500 to $1,500 Academic standing and need
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.
RaiseMe

  • New, traditional-age domestic students     

Varies

Earned by students as early as grade 9, Hollins’ partnership with RaiseMe recognizes high school accomplishments through earned micro-scholarships. These scholarships 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 senior year.

Note: Scholarships can be applied to tuition only.