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Hood College International Merit scholarship 2023 Overview 

  • Every year, Hood College gives away more than $6 million merit-based scholarships that also includes scholarships for first-year students coming in from high school also for students transferring from other colleges.

  • Community activities, specific academic achievements, leadership, Overall academic performance and participation in school are important factors in getting scholarship in case of both first-year and transfer students.

  • Students will be considered for scholarship from time to time each year for each category of scholarships that Hood institute provides.

  • The maximum award that would be given will be decided by the Hood college committee.

The various categories of the Hood College scholarship are as follows-

  1. Founders Scholarship –Given to first year students who have high academic background.

  2. Hodson -Gilliam Scholarship- Those first year including Pakistani students who belong to a community which traditionally do not have an access to high school education.

  3. The Hood College S- STEM Program: Hood’s National Science Foundation provide funds for this program. It cover partial fee 7500 $ for highly talented transferred students   

  4. Teacher Academy of Maryland Scholarship –Those Pakistani students who have fulfilled criteria for TAM program completion.

  5. Endowed and annually funded scholarships--- it is funded by office f financial aid in collaboration with the office of institutional advancement and various academic departments. Scholarships area warded on an annual basis 

These annually funded scholarships are merit and need based awarded to the students enrolled for graduate and under graduate study programs. Some of annually funded scholarships are listed here

  • The Allegheny Power Scholarship

  • The Martha Shortiss Allen ’59 scholarships

  • The H.K. Alwine scholarships

  • The Women’s Guild scholarship

  • The Hood College Waltersdorf Henson Scholarships

  • The Van Wert scholarship fund

  • The G- frank Thomas foundation scholarship 

Study Programs For Hood College International Merit Scholarship 2023

The scholarship is available to all international students for graduate and under graduate course available in Hood College.


  1.  Biology/Life Sciences

  2.  Communications

  3.  Computer & Information Systems

  4.  English Literature

  5.  Mathematics

  6.  Psychology

  7.  Theology and Religious Studies

  8.  Music

  9.  Finance

  10.  Creative Writing

  11.  Economics

  12.  History

  13.  Languages/Linguistics

  14.  Liberal Arts/Humanities

  15.  Political Science

  16.  Chemistry

  17.  Accounting

Level of Study 

 These courses are available for both graduate and undergraduate study programs. 

Hood scholarship benifits for Pakistani students

Benefits of Hood College International Merit Scholarship 2023

  • COVERAGE – The amount for the scholarship varies according to the category either merit and need based 

  • It includes- Funding for both tuition and fees.

  • The international scholarship has three levels 25%, 33%and 50% of the tuition fee based on the academics, the rest of the amount the Pakistani students needs to cover from pocket. 

No. Of Scholarships

 100% students will receive the scholarship if get acceptance letter from the college.

What is Eligibility Criteria for Hood College Scholarship 2023 

  • Applicants must complete the Hood College S-STEM scholarship application form by August 1.

  • Applicants must complete their Hood College Admissions and FAFSA applications by August 1.

  • Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from a high school or college science or math teacher, or recommendation letter from a current or previous professor

  • Applicants should have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater

  • Scholarship finalist must be willing to participate in virtual interviews

  • Applicants must be seeking a degree in the areas offered at Hood College such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, math, computer science or computational science

  • Applicants must enroll full-time at Hood College beginning fall 2023.

  • Students who plan on careers that include K-12 education or medicine and medical related fields (including nursing or public health) are not eligible for scholarship funding under this program.

  • Only students transferring from another institution of higher education are eligible for up to two years of continuous support


How to apply for Hood College Scholarship 2023?

Hood College accepted online applications. Visit the college’s website to proceed for the application

Documents Required For Admission

Once the admission application is submitted to Hood College, selected applicant will automatically be considered for scholarship too, so the following documents are needed at the time of application that can be submitted through online application or can be sent through mail to

  • Complete online application

  • Official transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary school that students have been attended. International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a professional organization.

  • Submit on of the following English language proficiency certificate

  • TOFEL – 79

  • IELTS – 6.5

  • PTE – 53

  • DET – 100

  • Student have to provide proof of financial support for at least one year of tuition fee, living expenses  through bank statement which is estimated 45,000 USD at the time of application

  • Submit a copy of passport

  • Submit writing sample

  • Letter of recommendations

  • Resume

  • ACT or SAT score (if required)

After submission of application student must be prepared for interview with an admission counselor

Deadlines For International Applicants

Each year two application deadlines are announced for international students

  • Fall application deadline: 15th June 2022

  • Spring application deadline: 15th November 2022

top sked questions


FAQs About Hood College International Scholarship 2023

Can Pakistani students apply for Hood college scholarship 2023?

Yes all international students are eligible.

Is Hood college scholarship 2023 scholarship renewable?

Yes this scholarship is renewable, Pakistani student can avail it for 8 semesters of study in hood college.

Does a student need to give English proficiency tests for Hood college scholarship 2023?

Yes TOFEL/ IELTS/ PTE is required for admissions in Hood College, so is in turn needed for scholarship.

Does a student who has given GRE will be preferred in Hood college?

Yes Pakistani students who have high GRE test scores are generally preferred by all colleges. Though it is not an admission requirement at Hood College.

Is Hood college scholarship 2023 a need based scholarship?

Hood College offer a large number of scholarships annually to domestic and international students, almost 98% student of Hood College get merit and need based scholarships.

Additionally does Pakistani student need to give SAT or GMAT?

Yes such test scores make the application much stronger, all those students who aspire to study abroad must give those exams.

Does Hood College offer full ride scholarships?

Each year, Hood College awards more than $5 million in merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships range from $2,000 to full-tuition.

Is Hood College prestigious?

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked Hood as a Best National Institution in the 401-500 band


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