Freshman Merit Scholarship

2014-15 Merit Awards for Freshmen


New full-time HBU freshmen who are accepted unconditionally will be considered for one of the following awards.  Scholarship and grant recipients must meet all university requirements for regular admission to the fall or spring semester. The SAT is calculated using the highest Critical Reading and highest Math sub-scores only. In the absence of class rank, GPA will be used to calculate merit awards. Don't forget to check out the grants and other scholarship resources that are available to you, as well!

Award Approximate Minimum HS Class Rank Approximate Minimum SAT or ACT
Founder's Scholarship $60,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($15,000 per academic year)
top 5%
top 10%
top 15%
1170 or 26
1250 or 28
1330 or 30
President's Scholarship $56,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($14,000 per academic year)
top 15%
top 20%
top 25%
1140 or 25
1220 or 27
1300 or 29
Legacy Scholarship $52,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($13,000 per academic year)
top 25%
top 30%
top 35%
1010 or 22
1090 or 24
1170 or 26
University Grant I $24,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($6,000 per academic year)
 
All unconditionally accepted freshmen who do not qualify for a scholarship listed above will be considered for one of these University Grants.
University Grant II $16,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($4,000 per academic year)
All unconditionally accepted freshmen who do not qualify for a scholarship listed above will be considered for one of these University Grants.


New full-time HBU freshmen will also be eligible for an additional Achievement Scholarship at four different levels, based on the following test scores.  The SAT is calculated using the highest Critical Reading and highest Math sub-scores only. 

Award Amount Qualifications
Achievement Level #1 $30,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($7,500 per year)
1500-1600 SAT or 34-36 ACT
Achievement Level #2 $26,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($6,500 per year)
1400-1490 SAT or 32-33 ACT
Achievement Level #3 $22,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($5,500 per year)
1300-1390 SA or 29-31 ACT
Achievement Level #4 $18,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters
($4,500 per year)
1200-1290 SAT or 27-28 ACT



Renewal of Freshmen Merit Awards

Recipients of the Founder's, President and/or Achievement scholarships are expected to maintain a 3.0 cumulative HBU grade point average for renewal in subsequent semesters. Recipients of the Legacy and University Grants must maintain a 2.5 cumulative HBU grade point average for renewal in subsequent semesters.


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