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Hope College Distinguished Scholar Award

The Hope College Distinguished Scholar Award is a Scholarship sponsored by Hope College.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $5000, Maximum: $6000
Application Deadline: 15-Feb
Requirements: Applicant must have a minimum 3.6 GPA and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1220 (composite ACT score of 27). Selection is based upon course selection, class rank, GPA, and standardized test scores.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior

Sponsorship provided by:

Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
Email Address:
Phone Number: 616 395 7850
Fax Number: 616 395 7130

You can find out more by contacting:

James R. Bekkering
Vice President for Admissions

Email Address:

A good place to start is to search for the background of the scholarship. The best shot of success is a result of finding out the requirements from the start and making sure you meet them. At the outset seek to understand the driving force for the Hope College and what they hope to achieve with the Distinguished Scholar Award. If you are qualified, figure out if you have a decent shot to receive the scholarship. Upon determining that you have the possibility of actually being one of the winners of the Distinguished Scholar Award, then you should use your time.

One critical aspect of working toward obtaining the scholarship is properly completing the forms. Some forms are lengthy, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application accurately and in its entirety. You don't want to be denied on a technicality.

Once the application is sent off, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Distinguished Scholar Award confers the award and distributes the money so that you can know if you will be able to count on the scholarship to help meet your financial needs and its personal usefulness, you might have to follow certain conditions on what bills you can pay with the Distinguished Scholar Award. Recently it has become more burdensome to cover all of your financial needs, and having the additional resources of the Distinguished Scholar Award to help with your financial aid can be a huge help. Even if you don't obtain the Distinguished Scholar Award, keep at it, search for additional scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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