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The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students must graduate from a public high school located in one of twenty eligible states and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars currently attend 147 different colleges and universities.

The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate college debt free.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of an eligible state.
  • Must have attended as a junior and senior an eligible public high school.
  • Must be a student in the high school graduating class.
  • Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
  • Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the New SAT (Reading & Math).
  • Must enroll in a four year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
  • Must complete the FAFSA.
  • FAFSA EFC must be less than $7,500.
  • Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving and self-motivated student, who aspires to obtain a four-year college education in order to realize his or her full potential. If you are one of these students, and meet the eligibility requirements, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship.


Is Need Based?



  • The dollar amount of each scholarship will be determined each semester by HSF by totaling the actual cost for Tuition and Fees, the estimated cost for Room and Board published by the school, and $500 for Books and Supplies; then, deducting one-half of the dollar amount of the recipient’s FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the dollar amount of ALL grants, scholarships, awards and waivers obtained by or awarded to the recipient.
  • The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, grants and awards received by recipient.
  • Recipients will be provided with a $10,000 Schwab Brokerage Account the fall semester of their sophomore year. See Schwab Account.
  • Recipients achieving a 3.50 CGPA after their sophomore year of college will be eligible to apply for an $8,000 Study Abroad Award. See Study Abroad.


Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria, attends the mandatory workshops, and fulfills their Schwab Account responsibilities. There is no limit to the number of credit hours a recipient can earn during the term of their scholarship.

Decisions made by HSF are final and not subject to appeal.