Kinds of Aid
Once the Office of Student Financial Aid has received the information listed on your FAFSA, we will calculate your financial need and use it as a guideline in determining the types of aid that you will receive. Your financial need is based on the amount of money that we feel your family is able to contribute in relation to the cost of a Spelman education.
Spelman College awards scholarships on the basis of academic and extracurricular merit, leadership abilities, and involvement in the community. Additionally, the HOPE scholarship is available to Georgia residents who graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and will be enrolled as full-time students. The HOPE scholarship is renewable each year. For further information, call 1-800-546-HOPE.
Each year, Spelman College selects five entering first-year students to receive the Presidential Scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board for four years.
The Dean's Scholarship is awarded to approximately 65 students annually and ranges from a partial to full tuition award. A Dean's scholar is eligible to retain her scholarship for four years.
The Bonner Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student at the college who demonstrates strong academic performance in high school and good citizenship at home, school, church, and in her community. Evidence of financial need is also considered, but the award may be given to a student who does not exhibit financial need but who displays an outstanding commitment to community service.
First-year applicants who are interested in pursuing a major in engineering, physics, computer science, chemistry, or mathematics are eligible to receive the Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship (WISE). A WISE Scholarship covers half the cost of tuition, fees, room, and board.
You should have all your materials into the admissions office by January 31 to be considered for a scholarship.
Scholarships for Continuing Students
Continuing upper class students who earn a 3.0 GPA or better are eligible to apply for scholarships as they are available.
The United Negro College Fund
Spelman College is one of 39 institutions in the United States that is a member of the United Negro College Fund. Spelman students are eligible to receive need-based scholarships from the UNCF. To find out more about UNCF scholarships, contact your local UNCF office or the national headquarters at 703-205-3400 or visit them online at www.uncf.org.
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