Institutional Scholarships

Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Scholarships 2019-20 Annual Award 2020-21 Annual Award Eligibility* Renewal GPA
Trustee $16,500 $18,000 Scholarship awards are based upon test scores and high school academic criteria.  Utilize the Net Price Calculator to see how you may qualify. 3.75
Presidents $14,500 $16,000 3.25
Deans $13,000 $14,000 2.75
University $12,000 $12,000 2.25
National Merit Awards Graduates named National Merit Finalist or Semi-finalist entering HSU as a new, first-time freshman. Students must provide their National Merit Certificate to verify award. *Not applicable for students with a scholarship from the Honors Program.
Finalist 100% tuition 100% tuition 3.50
Semi-Finalist 50% tuition 50% tuition 3.00
Honors Program Awards Application and admission into the Julius Olsen Honors Program required. Honors scholarships will take the place of academic awards listed above.
Leland Award 100% Tuition Selection by Honors Faculty Council.
Honors Scholarship $21,000

Academic Scholarships for Incoming Transfers

Scholarships 2019-20 Annual Award 2020-21 Annual Award Eligibility* Renewal GPA
Presidents $13,000 $14,000 3.50 Transfer GPA 3.25
Deans $11,000 $12,000 3.00 Transfer GPA 2.75
University $9,500 $10,000 2.50 Transfer GPA 2.25
Transfer $8,500 $8,000 2.00 Transfer GPA 2.00
Phi Theta Kappa $2,000 $2,000 PTK must be indicated on transcript 3.25

*Based on 24 transferable hours. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable credits will be evaluated under freshman admission and scholarships guidelines. Official college transcripts are required to validate the cumulative GPA and the number of transferable credit hours.

Scholarships will be evaluated at the end of the spring semester and again at the end of the summer terms.

Academic Scholarships for International Students

(Incoming transfers or freshmen)

Scholarships 2020-21 Annual Award Eligibility* Renewal GPA
Trustee $16,000 Scholarship awards are based upon test scores and high school academic criteria for freshmen and college GPA* for transfers.  Utilize the Net Price Calculator to see how you may qualify. 3.75
Presidents $14,000 3.25
Deans $12,000 2.75
University $10,000 2.25
Transfer $8,000 2.00

*Based on 24 transferable hours. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable credits will be evaluated under freshman admission and scholarships guidelines. Official college transcripts are required to validate the cumulative GPA and the number of transferable credit hours.

Scholarships will be evaluated at the end of the spring semester and again at the end of the summer terms.

Other Scholarship Awards

Scholarships Eligibility/Renewal
Heritage Scholarship Awarded to undergraduate students whose parent/sibling graduated from Hardin-Simmons University, who currently have a brother/sister attending HSU, whose parent is currently serving in full-time Christian ministry, or whose parent is currently serving as a full-time missionary. *Not applicable for students with a scholarship from the Honors Program.
National Merit – Commended Application required through Scholarship Central. Awarded to 2020 graduates named National Merit Commended or National Hispanic Recognition entering HSU as a new, first-time freshman. Students must provide their National Merit Certificate to verify award. *Not applicable for students with a scholarship from the Honors Program.
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship Awarded to 2020 high school graduates who rank #1 or #2 in their class. Students must submit an official transcript indicating class rank to be awarded this one-year scholarship. *Not applicable for students with a scholarship from the Honors Program.
Leadership Scholarship Application required through Scholarship Central. Available to students chosen for admission to the HSU Leadership Studies Program. Renewal is based upon satisfactory participation and performance in the program. More information is available on our Leadership Program pages. Amount TBD by Program Director.
Ministerial Financial Assistance Application required through the Logsdon School of Theology. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress required for renewal. Click Here for the current TEC Guidelines. See Logsdon School of Theology page for application and requirements.
Church Match Scholarship HSU will match designated Christian church gifts $1 for $1 up to $2000/year, per student. Students must complete and submit the Church Match Scholarship Form annually to receive the match.
Simmons Exchange Grant The Simmons Exchange Grant is funded by various sources. The Lord has blessed HSU with donations from many alumni, parents, friends and foundations who generously give to HSU each year. These gifts plus grant programs such as TEG and SEOG make up what we call the Simmons Exchange Grant, which lowers the tuition cost of an HSU education. Students awarded additional endowed scholarships and/or other grants will see their Simmons Exchange Grant decrease as it is replaced with specific grants or the names of generous donors who gave sacrificially to help lower your tuition cost.