Scholarships

Admission merit level

All students who apply for admission will automatically be reviewed for an academic merit scholarship. These renewable four-year scholarships range from $5,000 - $23,000.

Scholarship decisions are based on a comprehensive review of each application. If a student applies under the test-optional policy, or does not submit test scores, particular focus will be placed on the strength of the applicant’s academic curriculum.

For students who choose to submit test scores, scholarship decisions are based on the GPA and test score matrix shown here.

As a reference, the average weighted GPA of the 2018 freshman class is 3.62. The middle 50% SAT and ACT scores for the class are:

  • SAT 1030-1220
  • ACT 23-27

Questions? Contact an admission counselor.

Competitive level

Crowe Scholarship

Top applicants in Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Letters and Undecided majors are invited to compete for a renewable, stackable scholarship ranging from $2,500 - $5,000.

To qualify for consideration, you must have a 3.3 cumulative high school GPA and complete the following steps by Dec. 1:

1. Apply for admission to Hanover College.

2. Apply for consideration to compete for the Crowe Scholarship.

Benjamin Templeton Scholarship

Exceptional students who have participated in or led programs that promote diversity, human rights or social justice for race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, are invited to compete for a renewable, full-tuition scholarship award, offered to up to 10 students.

To qualify for consideration, complete the following steps by Dec. 1:

1. Apply for admission to Hanover College.

2. Apply for consideration to compete for the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship. Required items include: a 500-word essay, 1 letter of recommendation and a detailed resume.

3. File the FAFSA.

Music Scholarship

Top applicants who have indicated an interest in music (band or choir) will be invited to compete for a $1,500 scholarship. The award is renewable each year upon continued ensemble participation and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

To qualify for consideration, complete the following step by Dec. 1:

1. Apply for admission to Hanover College and indicate your interest in auditioning.

2. Apply to audition, indicating your preference for band, choir or both, and your preferred audition date.

Awards

Legacy Award

Hanover College offers a $2,000 award to immediate relatives of Hanover alumni and current students to remind us that the most important part of the College is not its buildings but its people. The award is renewable each year provided Satisfactory Academic Progress is met.

campus experience award

Hanover College offers a $1,000 award to all admitted students who visit campus through the Office of Admission and file the FAFSA (using Hanover's code of 001801) by February 1, 2019. The award is renewable each year upon filing the FAFSA and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. If you receive a full tuition scholarship you are not eligible for this award.

Pell-Eligibility award

Hanover College assists in meeting full-tuition for all admitted Indiana students with a minimum 3.3 GPA, 1120 SAT or 23 ACT* who file the FAFSA by April 15 and qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The award is renewable each year upon filing the FAFSA and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

*Test-optional applicants with a minimum 3.3 GPA who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant will be considered based on a holistic review of their high school curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

KEES Scholarship Match

Hanover College matches the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) earned by all admitted Kentucky students. The award is renewable each year provided Satisfactory Academic Progress is met.

Buckeye Scholarship

Hanover College awards a $2,500 scholarship to all admitted Ohio students. The award is renewable each year provided Satisfactory Academic Progress is met.

Austin e. Knowlton memorial Scholarship

Hanover College awards a $5,000 scholarship to up to four first-year students from Ohio, with the intent to study mathematics or a related field. It is renewable for each year of attendance at Hanover College. The scholarship is funded through the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation.

Lilly Scholars promise

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides a 4-year, full-tuition scholarship to selected students from each Indiana county. In addition to the scholarship provided through the Lilly Endowment, Hanover College promises Lilly Scholars a 4-year renewable scholarship equal to the value of room and board. Hanover will also fully fund a May term off-campus experience. This scholarship is extended to Lilly Endowment Scholars, beginning with the Hanover College Class of 2022.

All competitive scholarships and awards listed above are available to first-year students, beginning with the Hanover College Class of 2023.

All competitive scholarships and awards listed above are considered stackable for students not already receiving a full-tuition scholarship or award, e.g., Benjamin Templeton, Tuition Exhange, etc.

Need-based Grants

Award NameFor ConsiderationAmountDeadline
Hanover GrantAdmission and demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSAVariesMarch 1
Frank O'Bannon GrantAdmission, resident of Indiana and demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSAVaries. Determined by the Indiana Division of Student Financial Aid. Most recent maximum $9,000 *April 15
Academic Honors AwardAdmission, resident of Indiana and recipient of Academic or Technical Honors DiplomaDetermined by the Indiana Division of Student Financial Aid. Most recent maximum $800 **April 15
21st Century ScholarshipAdmission, resident of Indiana and successful completion of the 21st Century Scholars ProgramDetermined by the Indiana Division of Student Financial Aid. Most recent maximum $8,395 ***April 15
Federal Pell GrantAdmission and demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSAVaries. Most recent maximum $6,095Open throughout academic year

* Student must complete 24 credit hours (6 course units) per year to maintain eligibility for state aid and 30 credit hours (7.5 course units) to get higher award in future years.
** Student must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA through the end of the previous award year for this award to renew.
*** Students must complete 30 credit hours (7.5 course units) per year to maintain eligibility.

Need more help? Still have questions?

If you have further questions about scholarships, please contact your admission counselor directly or send an email inquiry to admission@hanover.edu.