We do everything we can to make sure that a Hope College experience provides great value at an affordable rate. This focus has earned the College recognition as a Best Value by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Forbes’ Top Colleges, and inclusion in such books as Colleges That Change Lives and Putting Students First. Our students tell us that the financial aid they received made their dream of attending Hope possible. In its simplest form, eligibility for need-based financial aid can be boiled down to college costs, family contribution and financial need.
The Distinguished Artist Award in Creative Writing is for high school seniors and transfer students who intend to register at Hope College in the upcoming Fall. It is not required to be an English major or minor, but award winners must enroll in at least one creative writing class per academic year and maintain a minimum 2.6 GPA and declare a creative writing major or minor. The scholarship application must consist of: a short essay about your reading and writing; a sample ample of your creative writing (fiction, poetry and/or creative nonfiction); and a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you as a student and/or as a writer.