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At Hope we are privileged to reward students for high school achievement, both in the classroom and on the stage.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC MERIT
Your Common Application also serves as your application for academic-based scholarships at Hope. Academic scholarships are based on your cumulative GPA, SAT or ACT scores, and course selection (based on what’s available at your school). Be sure to submit any new academic information for consideration by February 15 of your senior year.
You may qualify for one of these academic awards:
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT REQUIREMENTS
$18,000 per year
A faculty committee selects 30 of Hope’s top Presidential Scholars (see below) for this prestigious award and an additional $2,000 per year.
National Merit Scholarship
$18,000 per year
If you’re a National Merit Finalist and name Hope as your first choice, you’ll qualify for this award.
$7,000–$16,000 per year
You’re eligible for a Presidential Scholarship if you’ve achieved at least a 3.75 GPA and a 28 ACT or 1240 SAT (critical reading and math).
Distinguished Scholar Award
$5,000–$6,000 per year
You will qualify for the Distinguished Scholar Award based on your GPA, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores.
$5,000 per year
You will receive this award if you are valedictorian of your graduating high school class and not eligible for a higher award.
Alumni Honors Scholarship
$3,000–$4,500 per year
You’re eligible for an Alumni Honors Scholarship if you’ve achieved a 3.75 GPA or higher, or if you’ve achieved a 3.5 GPA plus a 25 ACT or 1130 SAT (critical reading and math), or top 20% in your class.
Each of these scholarships is guaranteed through your sophomore year and renewable for your two remaining years if you maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (Presidential and higher awards) or cumulative GPA of 2.75 (Distinguished Scholar Award and lower).
Distinguished Artist Awards
Hope also honors talented artists in the areas of creative writing, dance, music, theater and the visual arts. You’ll need to audition or submit a portfolio. Each award is $2,500 per year, renewable for four years. Distinguished Artist Awards (DAAs) can be combined with an academic scholarship.
Contact your admissions rep to learn more!