AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARDS
Hampshire College was the first college in the country to offer matching grants to students who possess National Service Education Awards (AmeriCorps). Hampshire will match up to $5,550 spread over a four-year period ($1,388 per year) to students who use their awards toward their Hampshire tuition. Students must submit their Education Certificates online with AmeriCorps indicating enrollment at Hampshire College. Students who receive an AmeriCorps award who also receive a need-based financial aid award package will have the expected family contribution reduced.
SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA AWARDS (formerly called Dollars for Scholars and Citizens' Foundation Scholarships)
Hampshire College has partnered with Scholarship America to match dollar for dollar scholarships up to $1,000 per individual per year. Students must submit their award letter to the financial aid office in order to be eligible for the matching funds. Students who receive a Scholarship America award who also receive a need-based financial aid award package will have the expected family contribution reduced.
FAMILIES OF FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Hampshire College is a matching partner for this September 11 victim scholarship fund. Our matching scholarship is dollar for dollar up to $2,000 per year per individual. Students must submit their award letter to the financial aid office in order to be eligible for the matching funds. Students who receive a Families of Freedom Scholarship award who also receive a need-based financial aid award package will have their family contribution and award package adjusted. The adjustments will vary by individual depending on the amount of the scholarship received.
YELLOW RIBBON AWARDS
Hampshire College has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program. Hampshire will offer two $10,000 matching scholarships toward tuition to veterans who receive this benefit under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This scholarship is renewable each year the student is enrolled up for to four years. Veterans must apply directly to the Veterans Administration and also send a letter of application to Hampshire's financial aid office.
"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers."
Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives (2006)
Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.