Scholarship Information

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY is pleased to recognize outstanding academic achievement by offering merit based scholarships to first-time freshmen. The selection process is extremely competitive and students who submit a completed admission application packets by the Early Action deadline (November 1) are automatically considered for merit awards. (A separate 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 (unweighted) cumulative grade point average.  A minimum 1030 SAT (EBR & M), or an ACT Composite score of 20 is also required. Students who apply using the Test Optional Policy are NOT eligible for merit based scholarships. Official scholarship offers are communicated to the recipient via written correspondence only, and are mailed separately from the offer of admission.  Scholarship offer letters are typically mailed in late December.

All scholarship awards are called Merit Scholarships and range from $5,000 -$25,000 per academic year.  These generous award amounts are designed to provide many awards to a vast number of our students, as opposed to awarding a few large amounts to a smaller population.  Hence, the University no longer has scholarships that are named Trustee, Presidential, Legacy, etc.  The deciding factor in the award amount is based largely on the standardized test score, as this puts all applicants on a level playing field.  Students may submit test scores for scholarship consideration throughout the academic year.  Offers will be made as long as funds are available.  Merit based scholarships awarded to entering freshmen are renewable for three consecutive years beyond the first year, provided the student attains a cumulative 3.30 grade point average by the end of the spring semester each academic year.

Additional Information

The total financial package for students who receive scholarships through the Office of Admission, the Athletic Department, and/or Academic Departments; 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.

CONSIDERATION OF A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD IS GRANTED TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ONLY.  HAMPTON UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENTS AND AWARD AMOUNTS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.