Freshman Merit Awards

2020-2021 Merit Awards for Freshmen

New residential full-time HBU freshmen admits will be considered for ONE of the following awards.  Recipients must meet all university requirements for regular admission to the fall or spring semester. Freshman merit awards are applied only to the fall and spring semesters–they cannot be applied towards summer courses.

The SAT is calculated using only the highest EBRW (Evidence-based Reading and Writing) and highest Math sub-scores. In the absence of class rank, GPA will be used to calculate merit awards. NOTE: Summer and fall 2021 applicants may take advantage of the test-optional policy for admissions.  If you have SAT or ACT test scores, you are encouraged to submit them for merit award consideration.  Without them, we will place more emphasis on high school GPA and class rank.  Don’t forget to check out the grants and other scholarship resources that are available to you as well!

Merit Scholarships And Grants Maximum Possible Amount* Approximate Minimum H.S. Class Rank Approximate Minimum Score
SAT ACT CLT
Founders Scholarship $92,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters (or up to $23,000 per academic year)
Top 5% 1220 25 80
Top 10% 1290 27 85
Top 15% 1380 30 93
President’s Scholarship $80,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters (or up to $20,000 per academic year)
Top 15% 1230 26 81
Top 20% 1310 27 87
Top 25% 1390 30 94
Legacy Scholarship $72,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters (or up to $18,000 per academic year)
Top 25% 1150 24 76
Top 30% 1230 26 81
Top 35% 1310 28 87
University Grant I $40,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters (or up to $10,000 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 $32,000
divided over 8 undergraduate semesters (or up to $8,000 per academic year)

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 and full-time enrollment (taking at least 12 hours per semester). Recipients of the Legacy and University Grants must maintain a 2.5 cumulative HBU grade point average and full-time enrollment.

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HBU has partnered with Raise.me to offer “micro-scholarships” that recognize your accomplishments in high school and allow you to start earning scholarship money starting in 9th grade! Students can earn scholarships for visiting campus, earning an “A” in a class, participating in a sport, performing community service, and much more! Students can earn up to $17,500 per year, which will be part of their HBU financial aid award. Freshman applicants can earn these micro-scholarships through October 1 of their senior year. Go to www.raise.me/join/hbu to sign up and start earning scholarships at HBU!

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