Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the 20-21 Academic Year


Refer to Tuition and Fees at www.hood.edu/accounting for future pricing information.

All fees listed are per semester.

Tuition - 12 to 18.5 credit hours $ 20,840 $ 20,840
Room - Shared $ 3,300
Room - Single $ 3,815
Room - Semi Suite $4,200  
Room - Suite $4,500  
Board - All access meal plan $3,205
Board - 10-meal plan $2,875
Board - Commuter & off-campus resident meal plan                      $885
Comprehensive Fee $ 310 $310
Tuition per credit hour $1,215
Audit Fee per credit hour $585
Comprehensive fee per semester- Fall, Spring     $200
Dual Enrollment $185 per credit
Renewal Not Retirement (RNR) - per class  $ 100  

Payment of tuition, fees and other charges is due by August 15 for the fall semester and by January 15 for the spring semester and by the first day of class for the summer terms. Students registering after the deadline must make payment at the time of registration. Students may pay their tuition using the Monthly Payment Plan. Information on this option can be found at www.hood.edu/paymentplan or by calling the accounting office at 301-696-3609 or by sending an email to accounting@hood.edu

Referral to Collection Agency

By registering for classes, the student agrees that in the event the student becomes delinquent or defaults in paying charges due to Hood College, the student agrees to reimburse Hood College the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33 1/3 percent of the debt, and all cost and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, Hood College incurs in such collection efforts.

Withdrawal from the College and Refund Policy

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students who withdraw from Hood will have their fall and spring semester charges adjusted according to the schedule below:

If a student withdraws from the College: Tuition Board
Prior to beginning of the semester 100 percent 100 percent
Within the 14 calendar days from the first day of the semester 80 percent pro rata weekly

(See the current College calendar for the actual dates.)

There are no refunds of the room fee after the first day of classes. There are no refunds of tuition after the end of the drop-add period. Refunds of the board fee are continued on a pro rata weekly basis throughout the semester. There are no refunds of any fees (comprehensive, academic records, course audit or student teaching) once the semester has begun. This refund policy applies to students who withdraw from the College and to those who take a leave-of-absence during the semester.

Withdrawal refunds are determined by the effective date noted on the Change of Status or Leave of Absence Form filed with the Registrar’s Office for undergraduate students and the written withdrawal files with the Graduate Office for graduate students.

The Office of Financial Aid is required to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw. Up through 60 percent of the semester, a pro rata schedule is used to determine how much federal aid a student has earned at the time of withdrawal. The portion of unearned aid must be returned to the federal programs. When unearned aid is returned, a student may owe the College additional funds.

Summer Terms

One-week and two-week terms Tuition
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 2 days from the first day of the term 80 percent
3rd day and thereafter no refund
Three-week and four-week terms
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 4 days from the first day of the term 80 percent
5th day and thereafter no refund
Five-week and six-week terms
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 7 calendar days from the first day of the term 80 percent
8th calendar day and thereafter no refund

General Information on Financial Aid Programs

The Office of Financial Aid, located on the third floor of the Joseph Henry Apple Academic Resource Center, administers federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. Our office understands financing higher education is an important part of the college experience. We offer personalized assistance to students and families to complete the necessary steps to apply for financial aid. 

Hood College offers the following types of assistance: scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment (work-study).

  • Scholarships are gift aid and no repayment is required
  • Grants are gift aid and typically no repayment is required
  • Loans are funds that are borrowed and must be repaid
  • Work-study is a paycheck based on hours worked

The Office of Financial Aid determines the types and amount of aid students may receive by evaluating the student's financial need and availability of funds. Awards may be made on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Our office highly recommends filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as it is required for most types of aid. By not filing the FAFSA, students are ineligible for need-based aid, federal loans, federal work-study, and most types of state aid. 

Financial Award Package

The Office of Financial Aid creates financial award packages for eligible students. Each student's financial situation is different, so each package is unique. An award package will include one or more types of financial aid. The most common types include scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. 

Students who qualify for financial aid will be sent an award notification by mail or email. New students are sent an award notification after acceptance to the college. Continuing students will receive their award notifications by email beginning in May prior to the fall semester. To prevent delays in awarding of financial aid, submit all required documentation as requested by the Office of Financial Aid in a timely manner. Check Self-Service for any requested information from our office. All financial aid forms are located on the Financial Aid page of the Hood College website as well as in the office. 

Financial Need

All need-based awards require the student to be degree-seeking, demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP). The number of credit hours enrolled also affects the types and amount of need-based aid awarded. 

To determine a student's financial need, the student must complete the FAFSA. Need for financial aid is determined by the following calculation:

  COA - EFC = Need

COA (Cost of Attendance) is the total price of attending college. The COA consists of direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are what is paid directly to the college (such as tuition and fees; as well as room and meals if living on-campus). Indirect costs are expenses not paid directly to the college (such as books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses). 

The EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is a formula calculated by the U.S. Department of Education upon completion of the FAFSA. Factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to family size, number of students in college, income, and assets. For more information visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.

Students may begin filing the FAFSA October 1 for the following academic year, (this may be completed online or through the myStudentAid app). Students should list Hood College (school code 002076) on the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be submitted by our priority date of March 1 to be considered for fall types of need-based aid. 

Institutional Aid

Institutional aid (scholarships, grants, and awards) helps bridge the gap between a student's (family) resources and the direct costs assessed by Hood College. Institutional funds are available due to the generosity of alumni, foundations, individuals and other organizations. There are limited resources and Hood College reserves the right to make adjustments at any time.

Institutional aid is only awarded to students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester), unless specified by the donor that funds may be awarded to a part-time student(s). Institutional aid may not be used for summer courses. The maximum time-frame to receive institutional aid is eight semesters for first-time freshman and determined on a case-by-case basis for transfer students. To receive financial assistance beyond the maximum time-frame, an appeal must be approved by the Office of Financial Aid.

Merit Scholarships

Hood College has developed an extensive merit scholarship program that recognizes the achievement, talent and potential of students. Awards are based upon the student's achievement in the classroom, ability to think analytically, talent and creativity within areas of interest and the potential to be successful at Hood College.

All students applying for admission will be considered for merit scholarships. No special application is required. Students will be informed of their eligibility upon acceptance to Hood College.

From time to time, an individual student-applicant may qualify for consideration in more than one scholarship category. In such a case, the highest scholarship amount will take precedence in Hood's awarding process. All are limited up to eight semesters. Students are notified of yearly renewal criteria, including minimum grade point average, upon receipt of their financial award notification.

Founders Scholarship - awarded to incoming full-time first-year and new transfer students who have the highest academic profiles and have shown leadership in school and community activities. The amount is 50 percent of tuition.

Trailblazer Scholarship - awarded to incoming full-time first-year and new transfer students with strong records of academic performance and extracurricular involvement. The amount is 33 percent of tuition.

Recognition Award - awarded to incoming full-time, first-year and new transfer students who have the potential to succeed academically and have demonstrated leadership, commitment to community service and/or demonstrated talent. The amount is 25 percent of tuition.

Opportunity Award - awarded to incoming full-time, first-year and transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement. The amount is $10,000.

Chair of the Board Scholarship

This highly prestigious scholarship provides four new full-tuition awards to academically superior students in each entering class (full-time, first-year freshman). To be considered for this scholarship, candidates will be invited to attend Scholars' Day, which will include a scholarship interview.

Hodson Beneficial Financial Grant

Children of former Beneficial employees with two or more years of full-time service with Beneficial Corporation and its subsidiaries are potential candidates for these full-tuition scholarships (must be enrolled full time). 


Stackable Awards

BOA Leadership - awarded to incoming full-time first-year students who demonstrate outstanding leadership. Amount varies. 

Family Discount - awarded when two or more members of the same family are enrolled. The award amount is $2,000 and awarded to the second member of the family (must be an undergraduate student). Family is defined as parent, dependent child, and/or dependent child's sibling. Both members of the family must be enrolled full-time. 

Hodson- Gilliam Scholarship - awarded to incoming full-time first-year and new transfer students from ethnic backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Applicants must have demonstrated high academic achievement. Amount varies.

Honors - awarded to full-time, first year and first-time transfer students who have been admitted to the Honors Program. Amount is $2,000.

Legacy- awarded to full-time, first year and first-time transfer students whose parent, sibling or grandparent received a Hood bachelor's or master's degree. Amount is $1,000.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members and have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree. Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member at the time of admission. Amount is $2,000. 

Teacher Academy of Maryland Scholarship - awarded to incoming full-time first-year education majors who have successfully fulfilled required criteria for TAM program completion. In addition to the monetary scholarship, three (3) credits will be awarded to fulfill EDUC 204, a prerequisite education course. Amount is $3,000.


Hood Grants

Awarded to full-time undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. Funding is limited. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. Hood Grants may be replaced with named funds. See "Endowed and Annual Funds" for a list of named funds. 

Financial Aid Programs

Campus Employment

Awarded to students who are not eligible for federal work-study. Funded and administered by Hood College. Limited number of positions are available. 

Employee Educational Benefits

Tuition remission benefit. Please see staff manual for policy details and program rules. 

Federal Aid

To be eligible for federal aid programs students must be citizens, nationals of the United States, or permanent residents and have a valid FAFSA on file. All eligibility criteria are available at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/. Funding depends on federal approval and subject to change.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant- FSEOG
Awarded to undergraduate students with the greatest demonstrated financial need. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree and be a Pell Grant recipient. 
Federal Work Study Program
This federally funded need-based employment program enables eligible undergraduate students to earn money for miscellaneous expenses while gaining practical experience in on- and off-campus jobs.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
A need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate students. The interest rate is fixed. No interest accrues and generally no payments are due while a student is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Repayment generally begins six months after the student’s enrollment status drops below half-time. For more details visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
A non-need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate students. The interest rate is fixed. The six-month deferment applies only to repayment on the principal. Interest accrues when the loan is disbursed. Students are sent quarterly interest statements by their Loan Servicer and may elect to pay the interest. For more details visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.
Federal Pell Grants
Awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Prorated awards may be made to eligible part-time students. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. 
Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Parents may borrow a loan (if approved based on credit check) up to the cost of education, minus any financial aid received. The interest rate is fixed. Repayment of principal and interest begins when the loan is disbursed, however deferment options are available. For more details visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

Maryland State Scholarship Program

The Maryland Higher Education Commission offers several need-based grants, scholarships, and loan repayment programs for Maryland residents. The scholarships and grants most frequently awarded to Hood students include, but are not limited to, the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant, the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant, Senatorial Scholarships, and Delegate Scholarships. In order to be considered for Maryland State aid, students must file the FAFSA by March 1. In addition, some state scholarships may require a separate application. For more information regarding the State aid programs, please contact the Maryland Higher Education Commission-Office of Student Financial Assistance at 800-974-0203 or www.mhec.state.md.us.

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

Hood College serves as a liaison/informational resource to veterans by providing Veterans Administration forms and certifying military students for benefits.  Hood College Office of Financial Aid provides services to veterans and dependents of veterans eligible for education benefits. To initiate or continue benefits, veterans must contact the Office of Financial Aid, 301-696-3411, at the beginning of each semester to complete the required paperwork, in compliance with the policies and procedures established by the Office of Financial Aid and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or via the Hood College Financial Aid web page, under forms.  Educational benefit programs include:

-          Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill

-          Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation

-          Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill [Forever GI Bill]

-          Chapter 35, Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

-          Chapter 1606, Selected Reserve


Hood College participates in the Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  Participating students remain in the Yellow Ribbon program throughout their enrollment at Hood College and remain eligible for Yellow Ribbon program scholarship as long as each of the following applies:  Hood College continues to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the students remain in good academic standing, and the students have remaining VA Educational Benefits entitlement.

For information on each of these programs, current payment rates, availability of benefits or approvals call the local Regional VA Office at 1-888-442-4551.



Per Public Law 115-407 (Section 103), veterans who have submitted and been approved for education benefits may enroll in, attend, and participate in courses while payment for those courses is still pending.  

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid (SAP)

Process Overview and Responsibilities 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Financial Aid at Hood College monitors undergraduate and graduate students after the spring semester each academic year for successful completion of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards. For financial aid eligibility, terms are defined as fall, spring and summer. All students are measured on qualitative (grade-based) and quantitative (time-based) standards. Students who fail to meet SAP standards are not eligible for any financial aid unless an appeal is granted. Students are not limited to one appeal.

Programs affected by the SAP standards include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), Federal Plus Loans, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, state grants and scholarships, and institutional scholarships.

Qualitative Standards (Grade-based)

Qualitative standards measure a student’s quality of performance in terms of GPA, including basic skills courses (reading, writing, mathematics). 

Each semester a student must meet the following cumulative GPA standard:

Total Hours Attempted 

 Minimum GPA Requirement


1.50 GPA 


1.60 GPA 


1.70 GPA 


1.90 GPA 


2.00 GPA 

In order to graduate, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. If a student fails to meet the above GPA requirements, he/she will be suspended from financial aid but will have the opportunity to submit an appeal. 

Quantitative Standards (time-based also referred to as PACE)

In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, the U.S. Department of Education requires a student to successfully complete 67 percent of the credits for which he/she attempted as shown in the example below:

Hood College Office of Financial Aid calculates the pace at which you are progressing in your SAP academic plan by dividing the cumulative number of credits you have successfully completed by the cumulative number of credits you have attempted. All periods of enrollment count when assessing quantitative standards, even periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. 

Pace=  Cumulative number of credits that you have successfully completed

               Cumulative number of credits that you have attempted

Unsatisfactory grades of F, INC, and U do not count as completed courses but will count as attempted credits. In addition, repeated coursework is counted as attempted hours for financial aid eligibility. Students can only receive financial aid for a passed course one additional time. If the student registers for a previously passed course the third time, the course is ineligible for financial aid. Students are eligible up to 30 attempted hours for basic skills courses (reading, writing, mathematics) which are not counted in the quantitative standards. If a student exceeds 30 attempted hours without successful completion, the student becomes ineligible for financial aid and must pay for those courses prior to continuing at Hood College. 

Transfer credits that count toward the student’s current program count as attempted and completed for financial aid eligibility. 

Due to flexibility provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), attempted courses will be excluded from the qualitative component if the credits not completed was a result of the COVID-19 national emergency.

Quantitative Standards (maximum timeframe)

Students must be making progress toward a degree. To quantify academic progress, Hood College must set a maximum timeframe in which you are expected to finish a program. A student must complete his/her program of study within 150% of the length of the program. If a student needs additional time to complete the degree, the student may submit an appeal for financial aid. Students at Hood College are expected to complete 124 credit hours to earn an undergraduate degree. Students are eligible to receive financial aid up to 186 attempted hours at Hood College (not including 30 credit hours for basic skills courses). If additional time is needed, students can submit an appeal to the Director of Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Suspension

Students are placed on financial aid suspension if they do not meet one or both of the SAP standards. Hood College monitors SAP annually at the end of spring semester and students are notified accordingly. Students are not given a warning period since the process is monitored once per academic year.  Students have the option to appeal for financial aid once they are on suspension.  

Appeals Process

Students on financial aid suspension may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid. Appeals must be submitted by August 1 in order to review for the upcoming fall semester. Students must provide in writing the extenuating circumstance(s) why SAP was not made and submit any supporting documentation. The student must state how the situation has changed and what action will be taken in order to meet SAP standards at the next evaluation period (end of spring semester). If the appeal is for maximum timeframe, the Director of Financial Aid may request the student to submit an academic plan signed by his/her advisor. The Director of Financial Aid will notify the student if such documentation is needed for the appeal.

The Director of Financial Aid will review the appeal and notify the student in writing within ten business days of the decision. All decisions made by the Director of Financial Aid are final.

If the appeal is granted, students will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester and are expected to improve their SAP status by the end of the semester probation is granted. If, at that time, the student does not meet SAP standards, the student will be suspended from financial aid with no opportunity to appeal. If the student is successful, the student will be removed from probation and placed in good standing for financial aid eligibility. In order to be successful, the student must meet cumulative GPA standards and maintain a 67% cumulative passing rate. If the student is placed on academic plan and is following the plan, the student shall remain on probation until program completion and will be eligible for financial aid.

Scholarships and Awards

Endowed and annual scholarships are awarded according to the criteria of each scholarship.

Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid evaluates students on an annual basis for these scholarships. Students are evaluated based upon academic interest and academic progress. In order to be considered for an endowed scholarship, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Allegheny Power Scholarship
The Carol Lumb Allen ’59 and Caroline Finkenbinder Lumb ’30 Scholarship
The Martha Shortiss Allen ’59 Scholarship Fund
The W.A. Lantz and the Bertha McCall, Class of 1906, Alumnae Scholarship 
The Anderson Family Social Work Scholarship
The Marycatherine Anthony ’74 Scholarship
The Sheila Seigal Asher ’53 Scholarship
The Alice McCusker Barnard ’23 Scholarship
The Mary Hendershot Bastian ’50 Scholarship
The Mariana Main Beachley ’36 Scholarship
The Sue and Ross Benitez Scholarship
The Mary Louise Hester Bennett ’30 and Elizabeth Bennett Wiegand ’60 Scholarship Fund
The Nettie C. Bentley ’28 Music Scholarship
The Muriel Binder ’33 and Mildred K. Binder ’40 Scholarship
The Christine Moyer Bloom ’22 Scholarship
The Board of Associates 50th Anniversary Endowed Fund for Student Scholarships
The Betty Bruce Borgerding ’35 Scholarship Fund
The Frances Good Crilly Bowers ’27 Music Scholarship Fund
The Olive L. Bowlin ’19 Endowed Scholarship
The William H. Browning, Jr. Community Scholarship
Laura Eaton Butler ’47 Scholarship
The Chug Scholarship
The Martha E. Church H’95 Scholarship Fund for International Students
The Walter and Eleanor Church Endowed Scholarship
The Rhea Robinson Claggett ’36 and Mariamne Claggett Vickery ’80 Scholarship
The Class of 1932 Scholarship
The Class of 1948 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship
The Class of 1968 Diversity Scholarship
The Class of 1969 Scholarship
The Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1977 Scholarship
The Class of 1978 Scholarship
The Class of 1979 Scholarship
The Class of 1980 Scholarship
The Class of 1982 Scholarship
The Class of 1984 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1985 Scholarship
The M. Virginia Coblentz ’33 Scholarship
The Ann Holler Cone ’38 and Frances L. Fuller ’39 Scholarship
The Edison H. and Daphne B. Cramer Scholarship
The Father Alphonse Crispo Scholarship
The Virginia M. Crist Scholarship
The Katharine E. Cutshall ’24 Scholarship
The Laura and Theodore Deforest Scholarship Fund
The Delaplaine Foundation Inc. Scholarship Fund
The Judge Edward S. Delaplaine Scholarship
The Robert E. and Ruth M. Delaplaine Scholarship
The William T. and Janie Quynn Delaplaine Scholarship
The Dona Ditty Memorial Scholarship

The Ann Marie Roulette Downey ’77 Early Childhood Education Scholarship*
The Carolyn Embree Drake '66 Scholarship*
The J. William and Sarah Thomas Drenning ’49 Scholarship*
The Nancy Hill Drew ’58 Scholarship*
The Dyer Work Award
The Elfin-Kawecki Scholarship Fund
The F. Virginia Ellis ’39 Scholarship Fund
The Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis ’27 and Mary Ellen Deputy Fowler ’33 Foreign Language Scholarship Fund
The Esselen Family Scholarship Fund
The Evangelical and Reformed Church Scholarships
The Sally Conrad Fauntleroy Scholarship (In Expression)
The Karen Louise Fisher ’77 Scholarship
The Stella Elizabeth Ziegler Foley ’28 and Marylouise Hermann Foley '64 Scholarship Fund
The Jennifer Frantz ’97 Scholarship Fund
The Frederick Female Seminary Scholarship
The Margaret R. Geiser Memorial Scholarship Fund
The General Endowed Scholarship
The Giles Scholarship
The M. Fredrica Godshalk, M.D. ’65 Scholarship Fund*
The Griesemer Scholarship
The Gloria M. Grossnickle Scholarship Fund
The Ann Coulter Hancock ’40 Scholarship Fund
The Julia Etchison Hanna ’19 Scholarship
The Anne Keet Hanson ’34 Scholarship
The Virginia Shaver Harshman ’41 Scholarship Fund
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
The Lizzie S. Heckle Scholarship
The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Scholarship in recognition of President Ronald J. Volpe
The Carol Schulthess Hires ’68 Scholarship
The M. Beth Costello Hobby '67 Scholarship
The Hodson Foundation Scholarship
The Hodson Trust Academic Excellence Scholarship
The Hodson-Gilliam Scholarship
The Nettie McCardell Hoffmeier Scholarship
The H.G. and Lula K. Hoke 1906 Scholarship
The Arlene Utz Hollinger ’37 Scholarship
The Carolyn Tillou Holran ’60 Scholarship
The Hood College Fathers’ Club Scholarship
The J. Harold Hooper Scholarship
The Sharon I. Hooper ’58 Scholarship
The Nancy Hoskins Houston ’51 Scholarship
The Judith M. Howe and Jane B. Olsen Scholarship*
The Richard Hudnut Scholarship
The Josephine Thompson Hunger ’40 Scholarship
The Huttle Scholarship
The Janice R. Hylen ’78 Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Rife James ’70 English Scholarship*
The Mary Rife James ’70 Nursing Scholarship*
The Lynne Reagan Johnson ’65 Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy Richardson Jones ’31 Scholarship Fund
The Dean Mary Frear Keeler Scholarship
The Miriam W. Kelly ’34 Scholarship
The Joan Kempthorne ’54 Scholarship
The Carrie M. Kerschner Memorial Scholarship

The Drs. Klisch and Simonsen Scholarship

The Christine Lundt Lambertus ’69 Scholarship*
The John N. Land Scholarship Fund
The Elizabeth Ruth Langert ’38 Scholarship
The Louis A. Langie Jr. and Sally Weaver Langie ’51 Scholarship
The Latrobe-Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Scholarship
The Charles A. and Helen Titzel Lauffer Scholarship
The Lillian Zeigler Lavetan ’18 Scholarships
The Adele Edmunds Levering ’14 Scholarship
The Frederick Weir Levering Scholarship
The Margaret Loudon Lewis Scholarship
The Bert S. and Mary H. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
The Charles J. Little Scholarship
The Arthur H. Long, Sr. and Lois Long Harley ’45 Family Scholarship
The Lonza Bioscience Scholarship
The Janet B. Loudon Scholarship Fund
The Mary and Daniel Loughran Scholarship
The Lowe-Bitler Scholarship
The Evelyn Barrick Mahoney ’34 Scholarship
The William Markow Music Scholarship Fund at Hood College
The Esther Taylor Marshall ’35 Scholarship Fund
The Timothy S. May Scholarship
The Susan McAlpine ’47 and Margaret McAlpine ’46 Scholarship
The William A. McCarty, Jr. and Elinor F. Herndon McCarty ’60 Scholarship
The McCullagh McCutcheon Scholarship Fund
The McCurdy Scholarship
The Paul F. Mehl Memorial Scholarship
The John D. Meyer Scholarship

The Joyce Michaud Endowed Scholarship*

The Middendorf Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
The Nettie Morton Miller Scholarship*
The Lorie Harris Morrell ’84 Scholarship
The Morrow Scholarship Endowment
The Margaret J. and John C. Motter Scholarship
The Mullison Scholarship Fund
The Kathleen A. and Charles F. Murphy Scholarship
The Margaret S. Neely Hood Scholarship
The Wayne C. Neely Hood Scholarship
The Eleanor MacMillan Nelson ’32 Scholarship
The Elisabeth Farber Neubauer ’45 Scholarship
The New York Times Scholarship
The Charles and Kathryn Nicodemus Scholarship Fund
The Kathryn Zimmerman Nicodemus H’05 Music Scholarship
The Stephanie Lundy Normann ’56 Scholarship
The Ines M. Oertel ’96 and Carsten Oertel Scholarship*
The J. Edward and Jessie Spielman Omwake Scholarship
The George W. and Edith Osmun ’18 Scholarship
The J. Elyse Pade ’54 Scholarship
The Elizabeth Walton Paiste ’32 and Ethel Hobson Auf Der Heyde ’32 Scholarship Fund
The Audrey Field Parrott Endowment for the Language Arts*
The Benjamine Cawley Parrott Endowment for the Sciences*
The Nancy Freeman Patterson ’53 Scholarship Fund
The Elizabeth Peters - Barbara Michaels Scholarship Fund
The Shirley D. Peterson Scholarship Fund
The Beryl Pfizer ’49 Scholarship Fund for Theatre Minors
The Margaret Jones Pollack ’49 Scholarship
The Sylvia F. Porter H’58 Scholarship
The Octavia M. Power ’30 Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy E. Pugh ’58 Scholarship
The James B. Ranck Memorial Scholarship
The Philip S. Renaud II M.S. '83 Scholarship*
The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship
The Andy Rooney Scholarship in Writing
The Harry A. Rosenfeld Scholarship
The Charlotte Snyder Rupner ’18 Scholarship
The Margaret Russell ’42 Scholarship
The Gretchen Howe Russo ’63 Scholarship*
The Patricia Feiser Sanner ’38 Science Scholarship Fund
The Myrtle Annis Scott Scholarship
The Kimberly Ann Servedio ’99 Memorial Scholarship
The Elizabeth Ann Seton Education Scholarship
The Helen Burton Shelton ’40 Scholarship
The Kozo and Martha Hearn Shimano ’86 Scholarship Fund
The Lori A. G. Shipley ’97 Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Alfred P. and Patricia A. Shockley Scholarship
The Alice Smith ’33 Scholarship
The M.E. Smith Scholarship
The Ruth Yost Snyder ’36 and Lehman J. Snyder Scholarship
The Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Solosko Scholarship
The John G. and Beulah Munshower Sommer ’44 Computer Scholarship
The Lorene Myers Southworth ’48 Scholarship
The William H. Sprigg Applied Music Scholarship
The Henry I. Stahr Scholarship
The Glenna May and John Hedges Staley Scholarship
The Eleanor C. Stanley and Kenneth N. Stanley Scholarship Fund
The Frances Steckel Music Scholarship
The Virginia Geddert Stone ’40 Scholarship
The Louise Kling Tefft ’37 Scholarship Fund
The Helen Kelly Terwilliger ’27 and Edith M. Kelly Terwilliger Scholarship
The Clyde E. and Julia E. Thomas ’14 Scholarship
The G. Frank Thomas Foundation Scholarship
The Mr. and Mrs. Jacob L. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Mullen Scholarship
The Dr. William H. Thomas and Bradley Barrick Thomas ’41 Scholarship
The Honorable John H. and Donna Tisdale Scholarship for Nursing
The Mary Frances Gaver Trunk ’64 and Charles F. Trunk III Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Andrew G. Truxal Scholarship in Sociology Fund
The Van Wert Scholarship Fund
The Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vanderford Scholarship
The L. Marie VanHise ’49 Scholarship
The Pearl Walker ’32 Scholarship in Mathematics
The Oliver C. and Carrie E. Warehime and the Alexander D. and Dorothy Warehime Lewis ’17 Scholarship
The Louise A. Weagly ’30 Scholarship Fund
The Wehler Family Scholarship
The Sarah Patton Weinberger ’32 Scholarship
The Philip and Janis Miller Wertheimer ’29 Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Olivia G. White Scholarship Fund
The Olive Wagner Wilt ’26 Memorial Scholarship
The Women’s Guild Scholarship
The Nora E. Yost ’17 Scholarship
The Marlene B. Grossnickle Young ’76, H’14, P’09 Scholarship
The W. Meredith and Helen Brown Young ’35 Scholarship
* Not currently available for award


Annual Undergraduate Scholarships

The H.K. Alwine Scholarship
The Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship
The Dr. Regena C. Beck ’17 Scholarship                                           
The Board of Associates Leadership Fund
The Boyd Foundation Scholarship
The Chair of the Board Scholarships
The Alden E. and Harriet K. Fisher Scholarship
The Stuart A. Freudberg Scholarship

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Applied Music Scholarship
The Hood College Ring Scholarship
The Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc. Annual Scholarship
The Hilda C. Landers Scholarship
The Loats Foundation Scholarships
The Stephen T. Mahaffey ’15 and Naomi Parker Ballard ’49 Scholarship*

The Maryland Society for Disabled Children and Adults Scholarship
The McCardell Family Scholarship Fund
The William Edward and Mary Cockram Morse ’64 Scholarship
The Col. Jim and Sarah Olson Sustainability Scholarship*
The Fred Schenkel Scholarship Fund
The George L. Shields Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for Nursing
The Dr. Nancy E. Taylor ’62 Scholarship
The Hood College Waltersdorf Henson Scholarship
The Ruth Whitaker Holmes ’55 and Portia Whitaker Shumaker ’55 Science Scholarship
The Raymond R. and Margaret M. Zimmerman ’22 Music Scholarship
* Not currently available for award


Other Prizes, Awards, Funds, Chairs and Professorships

The following lists include other established named prizes, awards, funds and chairs/professorships that are not offered by Financial Aid but are administered by the College in support of students, faculty, and campus facilities.

Undergraduate Prizes and Awards

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Leadership Award
The Leah B. Allen Award in Astronomy
The Alumni Award for Social Work Excellence
The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award
The Elizabeth Yourtee Anderson ’82 History Prize
The ArachnidWorks Integrated Marketing Communication Award
The Art Department Alumnae Award
The Art Department Faculty Award
The Association for Women in Mathematics Book Prize
The Award in Nonprofit and Civic Engagement Studies
The Beta Beta Beta Award
The Biology Faculty Award
The Blue and Grey Editorial Award
The James R. Boston Prize
The Elizabeth B. Bower Prize
The Robert W. Boyle Outstanding Achievement in Statistics Award in Psychology
The Dr. Martha M. Briney ’35, H’78 Honor Scholarship
The Bromer Peace Award
The Grace N. Brown ’25 Prize in Mathematics
The Patricia Bucheimer Piano Prize
The Dana Cable Community Service Award in Psychology
The Larry T. Campbell Memorial Prize
The Julia Holzapfel Carhart ’30 Prizes in Mathematics
The Catherine Filene Shouse Center for Career Development and Experiential Education Distinguished Intern Award
The Chemistry Achievement Award
The Class of 1988 Volunteer Behind the Scenes Award
The Janice E. Cole Scholarship
The Janice E. Cole Writing Prize
The Computer Science Undergraduate Achievement Award
The Computer Science Faculty Prize
The Computer Science Chair’s Fund Prize
The Frances C. Cutujian Prize
The Joseph E. Dahms Community Service Award
The Emily Myers Davis ’43 Prize
The Delaplaine School of Business Book Prize
The Delaplaine School of Business Leadership Prize
The Department of Chemistry and Physics Faculty Award
The Eric Devan Outstanding Accounting Student Award
The Johanna Chait Essex ’53 Prize in Early Childhood Education
The Exceptional Achievement Award in Psychology
The Margaret P. Ford Honor Scholarship
The Norm Gary Award
The Elaine Adrienne Gates Memorial Prize in Studio Art
The German Embassy Prize
The Bernard Gerrard Prize for “Mature” Students
The Raymond L. and Louise K. Gillard Prize
The Godman Prize in French*
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Music Scholar Prize
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Musical Talent Prize
The Suzanne Gottert ’68 Prize in Art
The Dr. Ruth Esther Griffith Biology Award
The “Grit” Award in Psychology
The Edenia Guillermo Award
The Kathryn E. Hale '04, M.S. '13 History Teaching Prize
The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Prize
The Maureen Kelly Hess ’81 Prize
The Hood College Choir Award
The Hood College Prize in Ethics
The Hood College Retailing Club Prize
The C. May Hudson Prize
The Francis G. Hugo Prize in Psychology
The Hypatia Mathematics/Science Education Prize
The Dr. Robert Kaufmann German Prize
The Mary Ann Kerins Humanitarian Award
The George G. Kleinspehn Honor Scholarship
The Margaret Louise Kleist Prize
The Dr. Leonard Latkovski Memorial Prize in History
The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Student Award
The E. Louise Leonard Prize
The Virginia E. Lewis Best Paper Award
The Virginia E. Lewis Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Political Science
The Logic Prize
The Marion MacPhail Prize
The Marie A. Markow Excellence in Music Prize
The Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society Prize
The Jane D. McCarrell Prize
The Helen McCullagh McCutcheon ’14 Prize
The Dr. Christine McHenry ’73 Corde et Mente et Manu Award
The Charlotte A. Moran ’57 Prize
The Wayne C. Neely Prize
The Kathryn Zimmerman Nicodemus H’05 Music Award
The Jack and Janet Spaulding Nunn ’61 Award for Best Elementary Arabic Student
The Jack and Janet Spaulding Nunn ’61 Award for Best Intermediate Arabic Student
The Jack and Janet Spaulding Nunn ’61 French Prize
The Vesta Hoffman Osler ’30 Chemistry Award
The Outstanding Research Contribution Award in Psychology
The Park-Dorff Award
The Florence A. Pastore Memorial Prize
The George C. Pearson Prize
The Pi Mu Epsilon Book Prize
The Hildegarde Pilgram ’31 Prize
The Political Engagement Award
The James B. Ranck Book Prize in American History
The Mary Ellen Randolph Prize
The Anna Louise Remsen ’33 Prize in Art
The Mary Margaret Rose Award
The Rouse Graduate Scholarship

The Wanda Ruffin Treasured Wisdom Award in Psychology
The Linda Scott Outstanding Mentorship Award in Psychology
The SGA Student Leader of the Year Award
The Esther E. Shaw Award
The Sidney Silverman Award
The Linda Mae Snapp Memorial Award in Nursing

The Social Work Program Award for Social Work Excellence
The William Sprigg Prize
The Margaret Condron Sterner ’39 Scholarship
The Charles E. Tressler Outstanding Student Award
The Aldan T. Weinberg ’75 Communication Arts Prize
The Alyce T. Weinberg Honor Scholarship
The White Blazer Award
The Elizabeth Leiby Wood ’38 Prize
The Linda Wyatt ’68 and Marleen Spriggs ’69 Award in African American Studies
*Not currently available for award


Other Prizes and Awards

The Adviser of the Year Award
The Martha E. Church H’95 Prize for Leadership and Service
The Excellence in Teaching Award
The Hood College Graduate School Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award
The Hood College Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award
The Dr. Henry P. and Page Laughlin Distinguished Administrative Achievement Award
The Dr. Henry P. and Page Laughlin Faculty Professional Achievement Award
The Rose Award
The Lynda R. Sowbel Social Work Field Instructor of the Year Award
The Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award

Lecture and Performance Funds

The Homer W. Carhart H’07 and Noel K. Lester Guest Pianist Fund
The Ceramic Arts Visiting Artist Fund
The John C. and Janet Hobbs Cotton ’59 Cybersecurity Lecture Series
The James M. Etchison Summer Chamber Music Trust
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Concert Fund
The William J. and Wilma M. Haines Lecture Fund in Biomedical Ethics at Hood College
The Hanson Lecture Series
The Jean Royer Kohr ’62 Memorial Lectureship
The La Fleur Management Lecture Series
The Miss Grace Lippy Endowed Science Lecture Fund
The Charlotte Moran ’57 Foreign Language Visiting Scholar and Lecturer Fund
The Pade Lectureship and Performance Fund
The Randall Family Endowed Chamber Music Concert Series Fund
The Nora Roberts Foundation Writer-in-Residence Program
The Silverman Young Artists Concert Fund

Research and Support Funds

The Barrett Advertising Child Development Center Scholarship Fund
The Chemistry Travel Fund
The Martha E. Church H’95 Center for Leadership and Service Endowed Fund
The Class of 1983 Child Development Lab Fund
The Class of 1986 Endowed Fund
The Class of 1991 Film Series
The Computer Science Enhancement Fund
The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business
The Anne Derbes Art Outreach Fund*
The Nancy Salzman Ebert ’57 Education Technical Learning Laboratory
The First Generation Student Center
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Capital Projects Fund
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Preparatory Music Program Fund
The Virginia Munson Hammell ’67 Historic Preservation and Campus Maintenance Fund*
The Virginia Munson Hammell ’67 Trading Room Fund*
The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Center for Global Studies
The Hodson Faculty Fellowships
The Hoffberger Endowed Honors Program
The Edith Howard Hogan ’59 Fund for Nutrition
The Huntsinger Art History Travel Fund
The Marguerite Jaar Preparatory Music Fund
The E. Louise Leonard Language Lab Fund
The McCardell Professional Development Grants Endowed Fund
The McHenry Chaplain Fund
The Miller Greenhouse Endowment
The Nancy Miller Moorhouse ’55 Memorial Fund for the Care & Upkeep of the College Grounds
The Grace Lampe Morrison ’25 Endowment
The National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge
The Betsy Radey Pancelli ’49 Memorial Research Fund
The Beryl Pfizer ’49 Endowed Theatre Production and Programming Fund
The Onica Prall Child Development Lab School 75th Anniversary Fund
The Second Century Foundation Student Grants
The Mary Hansbrough Sneckenberger ’64 International Travel Award*
The John M. Stadlbauer Chemistry Department Instrument Fund
The Summer Research Institute Grants
The Tambor Bay School Fund
The Tidball Center Endowment Fund
The Tischer Endowed Funds
The Ronald J. Volpe Scholars

The Susan Whaley ’74 Faculty Development Endowed Fund
The Susan Whaley ’74 Study and Travel Abroad Fund
The Jeanne LeRoy Williams ’69 Endowed Fund for Art History*
The Williams Observatory Fund
The Helen G. and Alfred G. Zimmerman Hood College Campus Ground Beautification Fund
The Phebe Zimmerman Endowment Fund
* Not currently available for award


Chairs and Professorships

The Beneficial Chair in Economics
The Delaplaine/Maryland Endowed Chair in Project Management
The Giles Chair in Early Childhood Education
The Hodson Trust Professorship in Nursing
The Hodson/Maryland Endowed Chair in Advanced Bioproducts Research and Education
The KBE Head Tennis Coach Fund
The Mildred Brown Lefferts Endowed Chair Fund
The Virginia E. Lewis Chair in Political Science
The Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Professorship
The McHenry Dean of the Chapel
The Eleanor S. Pearson Professor Fund
The Hildegarde Pilgram Chair in History
The Andrew G. Truxal Chair of Economics and Sociology
The Whitaker Chair in Chemistry

Reduced Tuition Opportunities

Hood offers several opportunities for reduced tuition, including programs for older citizens and Hood alumnae and alumni.

Encore Program

The Encore Program enables Hood alumnae and alumni who hold a B.A. or B.S. from Hood to take undergraduate courses at one-half tuition.

Renewal Not Retirement

Hood’s Renewal Not Retirement (RNR) program offers persons 60 years of age or older the opportunity to audit undergraduate courses. Studio and lab courses, practicums and self-directed study courses are not available for audit. The cost is $100 per course.