Student Scholarships: Hope's Greatest Need

Scholarships are the greatest need on campus, and Hope Fund gifts translate directly into scholarship dollars — making a Hope College education accessible and affordable for more students. Give to the Hope Fund and directly support today's students.

 

95% of Hope students receive financial aid. Before they are challenged to think with clarity and wisdom, before they are trained to bridge boundaries and before they are inspired to become agents of Hope, they are first scholarship recipients.

 

Scholarships bring Hope’s mission to life for countless accomplished students, making a Hope education accessible for many who might otherwise deem it impossible.

 

Why Scholarships?

Scholarships not only make attending Hope possible for many deserving students, they also help limit encumbering students with excessive loan debt (now up to almost $1.3 trillion nationally). The percentage of Hope graduates with debt and the average student loan debt per graduate are below the national average. In addition, repayment rates are well above national average. Our goal is to keep improving as we aim to be the best value among leading liberal arts colleges.

 

We will do this, with your help, by providing an unsurpassed educational experience through faithful stewardship and development of resources. 

 

We want Hope graduates to focus their life's calling on today's most important issues, not just on a path influenced by economics alone. In order to become agents of Hope who live faithfully into their vocation, they need to be free to pursue professional interests, go on to graduate school, or serve others. Your gift to the Hope Fund helps make this possible. 

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Which areas at Hope College do you love the most? The area with the most gifts takes the lead!
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Sororities Leaderboard
Which Sorority will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
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Fraternities Leaderboard
Which Fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
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Board of Trustees Participation Challenge
Our Day of Giving goal is for the Hope community to make 1,400 gifts over 36 hours that will directly impact Hope students. Make a gift and help unlock an additional $20,000! This challenge was made possible by our Board of Trustees. Help us reach our goal and make your gift today. Every gift matters!
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$1,250
Beat our Best: Faculty/Staff Challenge
Here on Hope’s campus, we may have different jobs, different priorities and different opinions — but a love of Hope students unites us all. It's what motivates us to invest our time, talent and energy into the campus community. Last year, 334 faculty and staff made gifts to support the areas they loved. Today, please consider making an additional investment in our students by making a gift and if we beat our best record, Bob '80 and Barb '81 Johnson will give $1,250 to Hope’s greatest need — scholarships. Give to what you love and help unlock $1,250 for student scholarships.
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Ready, Set, Go Challenge
Let’s jump start the day. A couple of generous donors would like to give a total of $4,500 to help support our greatest need - student scholarships. Each time 50 gifts are given, $500 will be added to help support student scholarships. Keep up the momentum - make your gift today!
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$20,000
1866 Go Big - Go Hope Challenge!
In honor of the year Hope was founded, a generous donor will give an additional gift of $20,000 to help support student scholarships when we reach 1,866 gifts. Hurry and give to what you love today!
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Future Flying Dutch Challenge
Have a future Hope student in your family? Use #Give2Hope and post a photo of your child (nieces, nephews, or grandkids are fine, too!) for a chance for your youngster to win Hope gear.
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Parade Your Pets Challenge
Share a photo of your pet celebrating Giving Day using the hashtag #Give2Hope. We will pick one lucky photo to win a pet prize pack!
$10,000
Parents and Families Challenge
Families, this one's for you. For every 100 gifts we receive from families, a generous former parent couple will give an extra $10,000 to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships! Help unlock this challenge today and keep the momentum going to see how much will be added to help current Hope students.
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Parents and Families, Your Impact DOUBLED
Knowing the value of a Hope education, a generous former Hope parent couple will double all gifts to student scholarships from Hope parents and families up to $10,000 total. Help support Hope’s greatest need, student scholarships.
$3,000
Totally ’90s Challenge
If you graduated in the ’90s, this challenge is for you! Help unlock $3,000, given by a generous ’90s alumni couple, to help Hope’s greatest need — student scholarships. Hurry — we need 90, ’90s grads to make a gift before 9 am!
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Young Alumni and Student Challenge
Hey, young alumni and current students (Classes of 2015 to 2023)! A 2019 grad will give $1,100 to help support student scholarships if 50 gifts are made to support the area you love. Act now to see the power of your generosity at work today!
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We love the Hope Community - here is a fun way to see our family coming together to help support Hope Students!
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