Scholarships

Hiwassee College recognizes the efforts of individuals through the awarding of scholarships to eligible students who excel academically as well as those who excel in the performing arts and athletics.

  • Academic scholarships are based on a student's high school GPA and ACT/SAT test score. Endowed scholarships are awarded based on the results of a scholarship competition held each spring.
    • A student may accept only one Hiwassee College academic scholarship.
  • Athletic scholarships are awarded based on academic ability and are coordinated by the coach of that sport.
    • A student may accept only one Hiwassee College athletic scholarship, which may be awarded in addition to an academic award. 

Hiwassee College Scholarship Matrix 2017 – 2018*

Incoming Freshman Academic Scholarship**

ACT Comp

SAT Total

16-17

840-930

18-20

940-1050

21-24

1060-1190

25-29

1210-1380

 >30

>1390

HSGPA

2.00 – 2.50

$1,000.00

$1,500.00

$2,500.00

$3,500.00

$4,000.00

2.51 – 3.00

$1,500.00

$2,000.00

$3,000.00

$4,000.00

$5,000.00

3.01 – 3.50

$2,000.00

$2,500.00

$3,500.00

$4,500.00

$5,500.00

3.51 – 4.00+

$2,500.00

$3,500.00

$4,500.00

$5,000.00

FTE

 

Incoming Transfer Academic Scholarship**                       

Award Level

Transfer GPA

(12+ hours min)

Amount

Tiger

2.00 – 2.50

$2,000.00

Maroon

2.51 – 3.00

$2,500.00

Gold

3.01 – 3.50

$3,500.00

Trustee

3.51 – 4.00  

$4,000.00

 

Continuing Student Academic Scholarship**

Award Level

Cumulative HC GPA

Amount

Tiger

2.00 – 2.50

$2,000.00

Maroon

2.51 – 2.80

$3,000.00

Gold

2.81 – 3.00

$4,000.00

Trustee

3.01 – 3.85  

$5,000.00

Presidential

3.86 – 4.00

FTE

 

Legend

Tiger

Maroon

Gold

Trustee

Presidential

 

Athletic & Service Based Scholarships

2018-2019 Athletic Scholarship Matrix

 

  • These scholarships may only be awarded when the student matches academic requirements for Tiger level or higher for the student’s current status.  
  • In order for an athlete to continue to receive athletic scholarships, he/she must maintain a 2.00 cumulative HC GPA.   
  • To receive an athletic scholarship, a student also must be considered eligible in accordance to NCCAA standards.

 

* To be considered for scholarship assistance, students must apply for admission, submit academic transcripts of all high school and post high school work attempted, submit scores from the ACT or the SAT. Individual scholarships may require additional recommendations or certifications by ministers, teachers or guidance counselors.

Institutional scholarship recipients must earn a minimum of twelve academic credits per semester with the minimum GPA specific for each scholarship to maintain eligibility for the scholarship in future terms. The student’s cumulative GPA will be checked at the end of the second and third semesters to determine eligibility.

College scholarships will be limited to no more than the difference between tuition, room and board, books and the total of all other aid (state, federal and outside scholarships). Scholarship amounts will be adjusted if total aid awarded exceeds the amount needed to cover tuition, room, board, and fees for residents or tuition and fees for commuters.

**All award amounts shown on this page should be considered as “up to” amounts, as Federal, State, and  Institutional Grant funds will be applied to the student account first, and in that order. Only those Institutional Grant and Scholarship funds will be added up to the total amount needed to meet direct costs of attendance. Under NO circumstances may Institutional Grant or Scholarship funds be refunded to the student. Any grant or scholarship amounts exceeding the direct costs of attendance will automatically revert back to the College. Award amounts are based on full-time status and will be prorated for 11.5 credits or less within the semester. 

 All awards will be re-evaluated at the end of the academic year. Subsequent awards may be adjusted upward or downward, depending upon the student’s academic performance for that year, as well as the published scholarship matrix for that year.

 If the total amount of scholarships awarded to a student exceed $7,500.00 per year, approvals of the VP for Finance and VP for Enrollment are required.

 

Outside Scholarships

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Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Some scholarships for college are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need.

Many scholarships are geared toward particular groups of people; for instance, there are scholarships for women or high school seniors. And some are available because of where you or your parent work, or because you come from a certain background (for instance, there are scholarships for military families).

A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, it’s worth applying for, because it’ll help reduce the cost of your education. 

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