Established as a liberal arts college, Harvey Mudd College is a preeminent institution in their fields of study. Offering courses in engineering, science, and mathematics, the HMC (Harvey Mudd College) doesn’t stop there, but it adds humanities and social science classes as well.
In addition to its quality education, Harvey Mudd College offers its students fun options as well. To name a few, parties and pranks make student’s day, and HMC students know when to study and when to have fun.
Instead of creating a college with narrow fields of majors and minors, the HMC offers a broad perspective to many fields for their students. After talking about education, let’s get into some scholarships offered by Harvey Mudd College.
Types of Scholarships Offered by Harvey Mudd College
The scholarships given by Harvey Mudd College do not need to be repaid, and these options down below compose the majority of the financial aid.
1. Merit-Based Scholarships
Most merit-based scholarships do not require a separate application after you have applied for admissions. The Harvey Mudd College will automatically consider the admissions applicants for their merit-based scholarships.
Since these scholarships last for all four-years, the scholarship recipient need to meet the renewal requirements of his scholarship in order to continue his scholarship benefits.
A. President’s Scholars Program (PSP)
Since students apply for Harvey Mudd College to get into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, the HMC has made a scholarship program to make their education affordable. Offering a scholarship that covers full-tuition, the PSP is awarded to applicants who meet the following requirements:
- Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Have a high academic and leadership potential (Probably based on your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and recommendations)
- Be applying as freshmen for Harvey Mudd College
*The HMC Scholarship Committee takes special consideration to those who are of underrepresented groups: women, minorities, students from poor financial backgrounds, students with disabilities, and first-generation students (first in their family to attend college).
Even though it is a merit-based scholarship, the PSP requires a separate application in addition to your admissions application because this is a highly competitive scholarship due to its high value.
The application process and specific details about PSP are included in the link down below.
For further information, view the President’s Scholars Program.
B. Harvey S. Mudd Merit Award
This scholarship ($10,000 per year) will be given to the top students of the admitted incoming freshmen, and there are no listed requirements for this award, but I would assume that the applicant needs to have high academic achievements and leadership qualities.
Unlike the PSP which requires a separate application, the Harvey S. Mudd Merit Award does not require a separate application, and every incoming freshman will be considered for this scholarship.
For further information, view Harvey S. Mudd Merit Award.
C. Esterbrook Merit Award
Just like the Harvey S. Mudd Merit Award, the Esterbrook awards $10,000 per year to exceptionally talented students of the incoming freshmen class. No separate application required, and please click on the link down below for more information about this scholarship.
For further information, view Esterbrook Merit Award.
For more Merit-Based Scholarships, click on this link.
2. Need-Based Scholarships / Grants
Available only to US Citizens or Permanent Residents, the need-based scholarship awards students with demonstrated financial need.
A. Harvey Mudd College Scholarship
Funded by HMC donors, the Harvey Mudd College Scholarship awards students who show demonstrated financial need, and the award value varies for each student since the amount of financial need is different from person to person.
To be considered, the applicant must meet the financial aid application deadlines and turn in their financial aid documents on time.
For further information, view Harvey Mudd College Scholarship.
B. Federal Grants
Some of the well-known federal grants include the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). In addition, there is another grant for students whose parents lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan due to military service (after September 11, 2001).
Called the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, it awards students regardless of whether they are in financial need or not.
For further information, view Federal Grants.
C. State Grants
Offered mainly to residents of California, the state grants offer varying values, and the main requirement for state and federal grants is filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Make sure to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible since the funding is limited for state and federal grants.
For further information, view State Grants.
3. Outside Scholarships
After offering scholarships funded by Harvey Mudd College, the HMC also provides information concerning scholarships offered by private and outside organizations. Because your scholarship cannot amount more than your tuition and mandatory fees, please report your outside scholarship to the HMC Financial Aid if you did receive one.
For further information, view Outside Scholarships.
4. Raise.me Scholarships
Only open to US Citizens or Permanent Residents, the Raise.me is a scholarship platform that supports 9th ~12th grade students by earning scholarships for high school achievements. In order to receive these micro-scholarships, students must sign in to Raise.me, maintain a high GPA, get involved in extracurricular activities, and score well on your standardized test.
For further information, view Raise.me.
Conclusion: Additional Resources
In addition to these great scholarships, the Harvey Mudd College offers various financial aid options to those who are still in need of scholarship money. One of the popular options is work-study, which is taking your classes and also working in one of the HMC buildings.
Offered by the federal government and Harvey Mudd College, work-study is a part-time job in which students can work and get an allowance to pay for your college bills.
Last but not least, loans can be an option, but be aware of the policies and regulations since loans need to be paid back in full. Personally, I do not recommend this option since loans offered by HMC do have interest rates attached.
For more helpful guides, visit Authority Scholarships.