Hobart and William Smith Colleges have long been committed to recognizing academic and personal excellence.

Our extensive list of merit-based scholarships for first-year and transfer students are intended to recognize students' outstanding academic accomplishments and significant contributions to their communities.

Financial need is not considered in granting these awards. However, if you know you will need financial aid but you think you might qualify for an HWS scholarship, you are encouraged to apply.

You must fill out the online scholarship application in order to be considered for a merit scholarship.

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Families who qualify for aid can generally avail themselves of a variety of need-based programs.

Need-based aid programs fall into three basic categories: federally funded programs, state funded programs and HWS funded programs.