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Hiwassee College recognizes the efforts of individuals through the awarding of scholarships to eligible students who excel academically as well as those who excel in the performing arts and athletics.

Academic scholarships are based on a student's high school GPA and ACT/SAT test score. Endowed scholarships are awarded based on the results of a scholarship competition held each spring. Athletic scholarships are awarded based on academic ability and are coordinated by the coach of that sport.

  • A student may accept only one Hiwassee College academic scholarship.
  • A student may accept only one Hiwassee College athletic scholarship, which may be awarded in addition to an academic award. 

For more information regarding scholarships please contact Financial Aid or the Office of Admissions today!


Disclosure Statement:

  • The FAFSA must be completed for a student to receive any institutional aid.   
  • Please keep in mind that federal and state aid, as well as other funded scholarships will be applied toward a student’s account before Hiwassee College scholarships are awarded.    No Hiwassee College aid will be refunded to a student.   
  • All freshman and sophomore students are required to live on campus, unless he/she resides with a parent or guardian, is currently married, and/or a veteran who has served at least 180 days of active duty. 

College scholarships will be limited to no more than the difference between tuition, room and board, books and the total of all other aid (state, federal and outside scholarships). Scholarship amounts will be adjusted if total aid awarded exceeds the amount needed to cover tuition, room, board, and fees for residents or tuition and fees for commuters.

 Student-Athlete Requirements:

  • In order for an athlete to continue to receive athletic scholarships, he/she must maintain a 2.00 cumulative HC GPA.   
  • To receive an athletic scholarship, a student also must be considered eligible in accordance to NCCAA standards.

To be considered for scholarship assistance, students must apply for admission, submit academic transcripts of all high school and post high school work attempted, submit scores from the ACT or the SAT. Individual scholarships may require additional recommendations or certifications by ministers, teachers or guidance counselors.

Institutional scholarship recipients must earn a minimum of twelve academic credits per semester with the minimum GPA specific for each scholarship to maintain eligibility for the scholarship in future terms. The student’s cumulative GPA will be checked at the end of the second and third semesters to determine eligibility.