Merit-Based Scholarships

HWS funded scholarships recognize outstanding academic and personal achievement gained through hard-work and commitment.

The students who have been awarded these scholarships in the past have gone on to graduate with distinction and are now leading lives of consequence as scholars at the finest graduate schools, employed at not-for-profit organizations, and leading businesses across the globe.

Elizabeth Blackwell Class of 1849 Pioneer in Science Scholarship

$30,000 annual award for students who have completed advanced science coursework, relevant research or participated in science related experiences. Applicants must meet at least one of the following academic criteria: top 10% of their high school class, 90 GPA or equivalent, 28 ACT or 1270 SAT or receive a special recommendation from a school official.

William Scandling ’49 Trustee Scholarship for Academic Excellence

$25,000 annual award for previous academic excellence and a demonstrated potential to participate in honors level work, a top internship and/or research opportunities. Applicants must meet at least one of the following academic criteria: top 10% of their high school class, 90 GPA or equivalent, 28 ACT or 1270 SAT or receive a special recommendation from a school official.

Environmental Sustainability Trustee Scholarship

$25,000 annual award for significant contribution in the areas of sustainability, energy use, climate change or other significant commitments to the environment. Applicants must meet at least one of the following academic criteria: top 10% of their high school class, 90 GPA or equivalent, 28 ACT or 1270 SAT or receive a special recommendation from a school official.

Centennial Center for Leadership Scholarship for Leadership Development

$25,000 annual award for young leaders who are globally aware, community centric and capable of problem solving. Applicants must meet one of the following academic criteria: top 10% of their high school class, 90 GPA or equivalent, 28 ACT or 1270 SAT or receive a special recommendation from a school official.

Hobart and William Smith Dean's Scholarship

$20,000 annual award for applicants who meet at least one of the following academic criteria: top 15% of their high school class, 90 GPA or equivalent, or receive a special recommendation from a school official. The Dean’s Scholarship may also be awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding contributions in the areas of leadership, community engagement, civic responsibility, global citizenship or creative endeavors.

Edward E. Rigney ’31 Scholarship in Debate

$20,000 annual award significant competitive success or contribution in the areas of debate, Model U.N. or similar programs.

Arts Scholarship

$5,000-$20,000 annual award for excellence in the fine and performing arts. HWS arts faculty along with admissions staff select winners based on submitted portfolios, auditions and/or past experiences.

Phi Theta Kappa Trustee Scholarship for Academic Excellence

$25,000 annual award for graduates of two year colleges who were members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The student must show proof of PTK membership, have completed (or be near completion of) an associate degree, and have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.5 or better (cumulative GPA from all institutions combined).

Finger Lakes Scholarship

$30,000 annual award for students nominated by a Finger Lakes area high school official. Students must be in the top 10% of their high school class to be nominated.

Hersh & Wood Scholarships

Hersh & Wood recipients are chosen from accepted students who have been awarded a Blackwell, Trustee, Finger Lakes or CCL Leadership scholarship and attend Scholar Recognition Day in April. The Hersh Scholarship will be awarded to one Hobart and one William Smith student who will receive full tuition and fees in lieu of their original scholarship designation. The Wood Scholarship will be awarded to one student who will receive full tuition in lieu of their original scholarship designation.

Scholar Recognition Day

All accepted students with a scholarship designation are invited to attend Scholar Recognition Day in April. This event allows prospective students to learn more about how HWS supports scholarly pursuits such as research, internships, fellowships, community and global engagement and honors level coursework. Current students, faculty and staff will speak about the diverse opportunities that await you as well as the distinction between HWS and the other colleges that you may be considering. Most importantly, accepted scholar recipients and their families will have the opportunity to interact with the vibrant, intellectual community that is Hobart and William Smith.


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