Scholarships are Hope's greatest need on campus, and gifts toward The Hope Fund translate directly into scholarship dollars — making a Hope College education accessible and affordable for more students. Give to the Hope Fund to directly support our current students and the incoming Class of 2025.
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. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the resources of many of our students, their families as well as Hope’s. The need for financial aid and scholarship support is at its highest level in years.
Scholarships bring Hope’s mission to life for countless accomplished students, making a Hope education accessible for many who might otherwise deem it impossible.
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 is below the national average. In addition, repayment rates are well above national averages.
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 the development of resources.