Endowed scholarship opportunities are financial aid awards that have been established through generous donations to Hardin-Simmons University by individuals who wish to enable Hardin-Simmons’ students to further their education at reduced cost through additional scholarship funding. Numerous endowed scholarships are available through the various departments across campus, each with their own set of criteria that was established by the donor of the scholarship fund. Recipients of a particular endowed scholarship(s) are determined by the respective faculty/staff member who serves as their department’s Scholarship Budget Officer.
Endowed scholarship opportunities available to Hardin-Simmons students can be applied for through Scholarship Central, HSU’s scholarship management system. Visit Scholarship Central. In order to access the system and view/apply for scholarships you must have HSU login credentials, of which are provided after you have been admitted to Hardin-Simmons. After you login with your HSU email and password, you will be prompted to answer a series of Matching Questions that will enable the system to identify the internal endowed scholarship opportunities that you are qualified to apply for. You will then be prompted to fill out the scholarship application for the opportunities you could potentially receive.
Filling out a scholarship application within Scholarship Central does not guarantee that you will receive an endowed scholarship, however, it greatly increases the chances of receiving an endowed scholarship. All endowed scholarships are capped at tuition per institutional policy.
The application cycle for endowed scholarship opportunities begins November 1, with the deadline to apply for internal HSU endowed scholarships is May 31 of the following year. Given these dates, scholarships offered through Scholarship Central are for the subsequent Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters after the May 31 deadline.
There is an unequal distribution of endowed scholarship funds available between departments given each endowed scholarship was designated with an area to benefit on campus that is determined at the discretion of the donor of the scholarship fund they established at HSU.