Hampshire College was the first college in the country to offer matching grants to students who possess National Service Education Awards (AmeriCorps). Our matching grant is for matriculated Hampshire College students only; visiting students, non-degree students, and students enrolled in our summer programs are not eligible for the match. Hampshire will match an AmeriCorps Award with a matching grant that is spread over the student's remaining time at Hampshire. For example: a student with a $2,000 AmeriCorps Award with four semesters of enrollment remaining at Hampshire will receive a matching grant of $500 per semester for four total semesters of enrollment. Students must be currently enrolled at Hampshire to use the AmeriCorps Award and to receive a matching grant. Students must submit their education certificates online with AmeriCorps (at my.americorps.gov) indicating enrollment at Hampshire College. Hampshire will then certify the student's enrollment. Hampshire students who receive an AmeriCorps Award and also receive a need-based financial aid award package will have the expected family contribution reduced. Refer to AmeriCorps' website to review their award polices including time limitations to process an Award.
Hampshire College has partnered with Scholarship America to match dollar for dollar scholarships up to $1,000 per individual for the year. For example, if a student receives two scholarships for a total of $1,750 for the year, Hampshire College will provide up to $1,000 in a matching grant; there is no matching grant for the additional $750 for the year or towards a future 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.
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.
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.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17.
"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.