Hamilton Award for High School Juniors

🏆 Available: 35
💰 $1,000
⏳ 01/31

Last year this scholarship received 3,500 applicant(s). $15,000 was awarded to 29 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Up to 35 underserved (first-generation, low income, extenuating circumstances, etc.) high school juniors from across the nation are selected annually as winners of the Hamilton Award and subsequently enrolled in the five-year Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) Empowerment Program.

Winners of the Hamilton Award receive two $500 cash awards to pay for college expenses at their entrance and exit from the Empowerment Program. Furthermore, prior to beginning university, Scholars receive a laptop to assist in their college studies.

After accepting the Hamilton Award, students enter the Empowerment Program alongside fellow cohort members and receive a comprehensive network of support and practical guidance to assist their transition from high school to college, and from college to future professional or academic paths.

All applicants should:

  • be juniors in high school

  • be high-achieving and service-focused

  • possess grit and perseverance

  • have demonstrated need

  • live in the United States (though you don’t have to be a resident!)

  • be college-bound to a US-based institution

  • be committed to participating in our rigorous five-year curriculum

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Interview required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required

How To Apply

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Donor: Alexander Hamilton Scholars

Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) empowers high-achieving, underserved young leaders to thrive in college and beyond. We envision a community of ethical leaders who break barriers to build an equitable society.