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 (November 1) are
automatically considered for merit awards. (A scholarship application form is not required for consideration of an award.) Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and subject to the availability of funds. Consideration of awards 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.
Types of Awards
Achievement Scholarship (New This Year!)
The Achievement Scholarship is the
newest scholarship offered by Hampton University. It provides a four year
The recipient must have a cumulative 3.50 academic grade
point average. A minimum SAT or ACT score is not required.
The Trustee scholarship is a unique award offered by Hampton University. It provides a four -year scholarship to include: Tuition, Room, Board, and a $500 book stipend. The recipient must have a minimum SAT score of 1400 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or minimum ACT composite score of 32.
The Presidential scholarship is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1300 – 1390 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score ranging from 29- 31. This four- year scholarship covers the cost of Tuition, Room, and Board.
The Hampton Scholars award is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1200 – 1290 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 27-28. Recipients of this award receive a four-year Tuition scholarship.
The Merit scholarship is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1100 - 1190 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 24 - 26. Recipients of this award receive a partial tuition scholarship.
All of the above scholarships are awarded to entering full-time freshmen only. These scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains a cumulative 3.3 grade point average at the end of the spring semester of each academic year and is enrolled full-time each term.
The total financial package (all grants, scholarships, loans and
other assistance, regardless of source, must not exceed the direct
cost (tuition, fees, room and board) of education at the University
for one academic year. In such cases, the scholarship award will
be reduced appropriately. All scholarship recipients are required
to complete the (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
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 required response time will result in an automatic cancellation of the scholarship offer.
The University reserves the right to change the requirements, and award amounts of the above scholarships without prior notice.