Students are considered for scholarships based on a combination of the following criteria: academic preparation and performance, standardized testing, co-curricular involvement, enrollment status, and anticipated major. Except where noted, no additional application is required; admissions and financial aid applications are also used for scholarship evaluation. Requirements and/or evaluation criteria are subject to change. Awards funded by HSU are capped at tuition.
Due to our unique tuition guarantee, HSU scholarships provide constant discounts on tuition every year for 4 years:
*Scores represent composite scores from the ACT & SAT with writing.
For all institutional scholarships, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress toward a degree to continue to receive the award. Awards are tuition-specific for a maximum of eight (8) long semesters. Renewal requires a 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment. Students may receive only one of the scholarship awards listed above.. For the Big Country Scholarship, students must meet regular admission requirements and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress toward a degree to receive the award.
*Based on 24 transferable hours. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable credits will be evaluated under freshman admission and scholarships guidelines. Awards are tuition-specific for a maximum of eight (8) long semesters. Official college transcripts are required to validate the cumulative GPA and the number of transferrable credit hours. Renewal requires a 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment..
Please Note: Students must be approved for admission before Institutional Scholarships can be awarded, new students must submit the following: (1) Application for admission, (2) Official high school transcript, (3) Official academic transcript for previous college work (if applicable), and (4) Eligible ACT/SAT scores (if applicable). (5) 3 Letters of Recommendation (if applicable).
All institutional aid, including departmental awards, are HSU-tuition-specific scholarships. McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, International Studies Program, and the Physical Therapy Program tuition charges are not covered.
Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of eight (8) consecutive semesters, provided that full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress is being made. Availability beyond eight (8) semesters is on appeal basis only and subject to availability of funds.
Numerous endowed and restricted scholarships are available through the various departments. Contact the department head related to your major for details.
In addition to scholarship awards made by HSU shown below under Institutional Scholarships, numerous foundations, organizations and individuals also make scholarship awards. To access outside scholarship information and applications, please visit our online scholarship resource, "My Scholarship Guide."
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