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Merit Scholarships

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Hampshire College awards a limited number of renewable scholarships, based on merit, to admission candidates demonstrating exceptional promise. Students applying to Hampshire do not need to submit any additional materials to be considered for a merit award; the admissions committee nominates qualified applicants to a scholarship committee that makes those decisions. Scholarship awards are included with offers of admission. Renewal of four-year scholarships is contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Merit-Based Scholarships for First-Year and Transfer Students

Arts In Action Award
To celebrate the talent and achievement in the arts (for all kinds of artists).

Changemaker Award
Hampshire's top merit award is offered to a limited number of entering students each year who demonstrate exceptional empathy, ingenuity, initiative, and follow through. Furthermore, they will display the motivation and skill necessary to untangle complex problems and be a true force for positive change now and in the future.

Community Engagement And Social Change Award
To celebrate students who can organize, mobilize, and bring people together for positive social change.

Emerging Scientist Award
To recognize achievement and promise in the sciences and related fields.

Humanitas Award
For excellence and promise in the humanities.

Inkwell Award
To celebrate promising and accomplished writers/creative writers.

Innovators Award
For entrepreneurs, inventors, design thinkers, problem-solvers, etc.

Non Satis Scire Award
For students that demonstrate academic excellence across disciplines.

Sustainable Futures Award
This award goes to students who demonstrate interest and activity geared toward sustainable thinking, planning, and design.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Transfer Students

Scholarships are offered to Phi Theta Kappa members in amounts up to $15,000 per year. To be eligible, Phi Theta Kappa membership must be indicated at the time of application, either on an official transcript or by submitting a copy of the Phi Theta Kappa membership certificate.



Hampshire is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars


The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education have named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17. Hampshire is one of 11 bachelor’s institutions to receive the designation this year.



"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.

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