Scholarship Information

Hampton University is pleased to recognize outstanding academic achievement by offering a variety of scholarships to first-time freshmen. The selection process is extremely competitive and students who submit completed admission application packets by the Early Action deadline (October 15) are automatically considered for merit awards. (A scholarship application form is not required for consideration of an award.) To be considered for a merit based scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average.  A minimum 1100 SAT (EBR & M)  or ACT Composite score of 22 is also required.   Consideration of a scholarship award is granted, not guaranteed to students who meet minimum eligibility requirements. The initial review process for scholarships begins in December. Official scholarship offers are communicated to the recipient via written correspondence only and are separate from the offer of admission.

Scholarship award amounts range from $5,000 -$25,000 per academic year, and are based upon the cumulative academic grade point average AND standardized test scores. Merit based scholarships awarded to entering freshmen are renewable for three years beyond the first year, provided the student maintains a cumulative 3.30 grade point average.

Additional Information

The total financial package for students who receive scholarships through the Office of Admission and the Athletic Department; the sum total of all gift aid (i.e. grants, scholarships, stipends, and other assistance), regardless of source, cannot exceed the direct cost (tuition, fees, room and board) of education at the University.  In such cases, the scholarship award will be reduced appropriately. All scholarship recipients are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) application and apply for financial aid each academic year. For specific information on need-based aid, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668. Students awarded scholarships must accept or reject the awards within the specified time allocated at the time of the offer. Failure to adhere to the required response time will result in an automatic cancellation of the scholarship offer.