Hagan Scholarship Foundation

December 1, 2024
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The Hagan Scholarship stands as a nationwide beacon, a need-based merit scholarship specifically designed for high-achieving rural students. This scholarship opportunity is tailored for those who graduate from public high schools situated in over twenty eligible states, specifically in counties with fewer than 50,000 residents. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens, residents of an eligible state, attend an eligible public high school for both their junior and senior years, graduate in the upcoming spring, and have plans to enroll in an eligible four-year college or university.

Scholarship Details

  • Merit-Based Financial Support: The Hagan Scholarship provides crucial financial assistance to deserving students based on both need and merit.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Geographic Eligibility: Candidates must graduate from a public high school located in a rural area, as defined by counties with fewer than 50,000 residents.
  • Citizenship and Residency: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of an eligible state.
  • Educational Background: Candidates should have attended an eligible public high school for their junior and senior years and be graduating in the upcoming spring.
  • College or University Enrollment: Recipients of the scholarship must have plans to attend an eligible four-year college or university.
  • Academic Achievements: High school Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Standardized Test Scores: ACT score of 24 or higher, or SAT score of 1150 or higher.

Application Process

  1. Visit the official Hagan Scholarship Foundation website.
  2. Review the eligibility criteria to ensure you meet the requirements.
  3. Prepare the required documents:
    • Proof of rural high school graduation.
    • Documentation of U.S. citizenship and state residency.
    • High school transcripts.
    • Standardized test scores.
  4. Complete the online application form.
  5. Submit your application before the specified deadline.

In case you believe your public high school qualifies but is not listed, email the Hagan Scholarship Foundation with your name, school details, city or town name, population, and state.

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