Scholarships, Awards and Grants

Merit Scholarships

Admission 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, with particular focus on the strength of the applicant’s academic curriculum.

Competitive level

Award NameFor Consideration AmountApplication RequirementDeadline
Benjamin Templeton Scholars (awarded up to 10 students)Exceptional students who
have participated or led
programs that promote
diversity, human rights and
social justice for race,
gender, religion, sexual
orientation and gender identity or national origin
Full-tuition renewableAdmission

Required:
Completed Templeton Scholar application, 500-word essay, 1 letter of recommendation, detailed resume
December 1
Crowe ScholarsTop applicants in Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Letters, and Undecided majorsUp to $5,000 renewable scholarship in addition to admission level scholarshipAdmission

Recommended:
Detailed resume highlighting accomplishments in one’s academic area of interest, Additional letters of recommendation

Crowe I

October 15

Crowe II December 1

Awards

Legacy Award

Awarded to immediate relatives of Hanover College alumni and current students to remind us that the most important part of the College is not its buildings but its people. For 2017-2018, this award is in the amount of $3,000 per year. It is renewable each year provided Satisfactory Academic Progress is met.

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.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

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 will award Lilly Scholars a 4-year renewable scholarship equal to the value of room and board as well as a fully funded off-campus study experience.

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 $8,180 ***April 15
Federal Pell GrantAdmission and demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSAVaries. Most recent maximum $5,920Open 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. Frank O'Bannon Grant may be awarded in place of 21st Century Scholarship (you will receive the award that is the highest dollar amount).

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.