Hobart and William Smith Dean's Scholarship

The Hobart and William Smith Dean's Scholarship is awarded to first year and transfer applicants who satisfy at least one of the following academic criteria: top 15% of their class, 90 GPA or equivalent or receive a special recommendation from a school official or who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of leadership, community engagement, civic responsibility, global citizenship or other creative endeavors. Potential to contribute to the HWS community in these areas and a demonstrated interest in Hobart and William Smith Colleges will also be considered in selecting Dean's Scholars.

Students who wish to compete for a Dean's Scholarship must meet the following requirements by November 15 if applying as an Early Decision Candidate, January 15 if applying as an Early Decision II or Regular Decision Candidate or by the Transfer application deadline:

Dean's Scholarship Specifics

  • $20,000 annual award
  • Recipients must meet satisfactory academic progress, uphold community standards and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA after the completion of two semesters at HWS.
  • Hobart and William Smith Dean's Scholars will also be invited to an induction dinner with the President of Hobart and William Smith, invited to participate on the First Year Dean's advisory group, provided the opportunity to organize a day of service, supported to pursue research, internships or other leadership opportunities in the HWS global community, and assigned a faculty mentor in their chosen academic field.


Feel free to contact us individually or e-mail the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

Phone: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

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