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Scholarships

Hartwick awards two kinds of merit scholarships: Academic Scholarships and Ad Altiora Achievement Awards, so you can be rewarded for you hard work in class, as well as for the time you put in to your passion.

Academic Scholarships are awarded based on your high school record and standardized test scores. Submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional. If you opt not to submit these, your Academic Scholarship will be based on your high school record alone.

Academic Scholarships range in value from $20,000 to $92,000 over four years of study. There is no special application for these scholarships. Find out how much your academic scholarship could be with our Merit Aid Calculator.

Ad Altiora Achievement Awards are based on your accomplishments outside the classroom, everything from student government to volunteering, community service to science fairs, drama to debate. These awards range in value from $4,000 to $16,000 over four years of study.

Students are eligible to receive both an Academic Scholarship and an Ad Altiora Achievement Award. The maximum amount of merit aid students can receive for fall 2013 is $108,000 over four years of study, or $27,000 a year. For qualified students, this amount covers 74% of Hartwick's 2012-13 tuition.

Use this form to apply for an Ad Altiora Achievement Award.

SAT/ACT Optional Policy
SAT and ACT scores are optional for both admission to the College and the awarding of academic scholarships. You may decide whether we should consider your test scores when we consider you for admission. If you decide you do not want Hartwick to consider your test scores for admission and you qualify for an academic scholarship, we will also not use your test scores when calculating the amount of your academic award.

Freshman Scholarship Criteria
The criteria for each of Hartwick's five academic scholarships are listed below. Please note that these criteria are approximations based on submission of both high school grade point average and standardized test scores, and that we recognize every student is unique, as are every student's academic credentials. To get a complete understanding of what your Hartwick education will cost, please refer to our Net Price Calculator.

Scholarship Category Academic Criteria
SAT is CR and M;
ACT is composite
Amount of Award
(over 4 years of full-time study)
Nelson Scholarship B/B- average
1000 SAT or 21 ACT
$20,000
President's Scholarship B average
1050 SAT or 22 ACT
$56,000 - $60,000
Cooper Scholarship A-/B average
1100 SAT or 24 ACT
$72,000 - $80,000
Kellogg Scholarship A-/B+ average
1150 SAT or 26 ACT
$84,000 - $88,000
Oyaron Scholarship A/A- average
1220 SAT or 27 ACT
$92,000

Transfer Students
Both freshman and transfer candidates are eligible for academic scholarships. Transfer students will be judged based on your college grade point average and, in some cases, your high school grade point average and standardized test scores.
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