HSU aims to make attending college affordable for prospective and current students. After admittance, applicants are eligible to be evaluated for scholarships. Hardin-Simmons provides equal opportunity and considers a student’s academic performance, ACT/SAT scores, co-curricular involvement, enrollment status, and anticipated major when awarding scholarships to a student’s account. Unless otherwise noted, additional applications for institutional scholarships are not required.

About Institutional HSU Scholarships

  • Your admission application and FAFSA can both be used in determining your eligibility for scholarships.
  • Requirements and/or evaluation criteria for scholarships are subject to change.
  • Institutional scholarships are applied to fall and spring semesters only.
  • Some scholarships are awarded on an annual basis only.
  • All awards funded by HSU are tuition-specific.
  • Students receiving full tuition scholarships will not be eligible for need based awards funded by the state of Texas.
  • Institutional scholarships are available for programs for which regular, block tuition is assessed.
  • Students in the Intercollegiate Program, Study Abroad (beyond one semester), and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for institutional scholarships.
  • Students must apply for institutional scholarships through Scholarship Central.

Learn more about institutional HSU scholarships.

Outside Scholarship Guide

Outside scholarships are scholarships that can be used for any university and comes from a source not connected to a specific university. Most of the time, you can apply for these scholarships online but there are some that still want a paper application. Of course, all of them have qualifications and a deadline.

You might be asked to provide some personal information or to write about your financial need, but scholarship agencies should never request your bank account or credit card number. If a scholarship agency requests personal bank information, do not apply for that scholarship. Also, when searching for outside scholarships, check the URL address for https:// which tells you it is a secure site. If the site is unsecured, do not apply for that scholarship.

Learn more about outside scholarships.