Scholarships are the best source for financing your college education because they do not need to be repaid. The federal and state governments offer grants, but there are other providers of free money, including national organizations and local groups.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Several of our current students have received scholarships from these national organizations:
STATE GRANTS: If you are a resident of the following states, you may be eligible for a State Grant while attending Hampshire College (if you are eligible for a Pell Grant you may also be eligible for a State Grant):
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Be sure to investigate local scholarships, including:
- high school organizations;
- community service groups and churches;
- foundations; and
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES: There are many national scholarship search websites to help you identify outside scholarships. We provide links to several of these below. Before beginning your search, review the tips provided at each of the links listed below and the U.S. Education Department website. These sites provide helpful information and guidance when conducting an online scholarship search.
You can apply for scholarships online at these free scholarship searches:
Register for free searches; there is no need to pay for these services. Do not provide any personal information you are uncomfortable giving. Do not provide your Social Security or driver's license numbers on the web.
Suggestions for scholarships for international students (pdf)
PLEASE NOTE that we do not list individual scholarships on our website other than the ones provided above. We receive many requests to add scholarships to our website, but we are not able to research each request to verify that the organization is legitimate; if they are asking for personal identification and what they are doing with this information; or whether they sell the applicants' information to other organizations, etc. We would need to do this to keep our students safe from possible scams and harm, including phishing and identity theft. We suggest applying for outside scholarships on the national organization websites and the major search websites listed above or through local community foundations.