Hagan Scholarship Foundation Program


Award Amount: Up to $40,000 over four years

Number of Awards: Up to 350 scholarships each year

Deadline: November 15, each year

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship named as the “Hagan Scholarship” for rural students who will require financial assistance to attend college.The program is open to those students who will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. In order to apply, the Hagan Scholars must attend one hundred ninety-four colleges and universities. The purpose of the program is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt free and to provide a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.

Host Institution:

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation operates as a non-profit organization. The Organization offers financial awards to students for completing educational activities. Hagan Scholarship Foundation operates in the United States.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must attend a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents.
  • Must be a student in the 2018 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 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 in 2017 using 2016 tax return information.
  • FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.
  • 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, self-motivated student, who aspires to obtain a four-year college education in order to realize his or her full potential.
  • Eligible high school- An eligible high school is any public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents and having five or more students in the high school graduating class.
  • Eligible college or university- An eligible college or university is any not-for-profit four-year colleges or university accredited by one of six regional accreditors in the United States.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application through the given link: https://haganscholarships.org/application/

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Up to 350 scholarships can be awarded each year. Each scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $5,000 each semester.

  • The dollar amount of each scholarship disbursement will be determined each semester by HSF by totaling the cost of- Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, and Books and Supplies as published by the school; then, deducting one-half of the dollar amount of the parents FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the dollar amount of ALL grants, scholarships, awards, and waivers obtained by or awarded to the recipient.
  • Personal and transportation costs are the responsibility of the recipient.
  • Payment of the parent’s EFC is required only if necessary to pay educational costs. To be eligible for funding of the Hagan Scholarship, there must be an unmet financial need after parents pay their EFC. If payment of the EFC is necessary, one-half of the EFC must be paid at the start of each semester, or the EFC can be paid in full at the start of the fall semester.
  • The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, grants, and awards received by the recipient.
  • During the fall semester of the second year of college, recipients will be provided with a personal $10,000 Schwab Scholar Account.
  • During the fall semester of the third year of college recipients who have achieved a 3.50 CGPA will receive a Study Abroad Award.
  • During the fall semester of the fourth year of college, recipients will receive $1,000 after establishing a personal Schwab Brokerage Account.
  • Recipients must attend a mandatory workshop prior to the start of each academic year of college.
  • Recipients must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college and provide proof of employment.
  • 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. Recipients graduating college in less than four years can use the remainder of their Hagan Scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school.
  • Two-thirds of all finalists interviewed are awarded scholarships. Each finalist interviewed and not awarded a scholarship will receive one thousand dollars ($1,000)

Application deadline:

  • Applicants can apply for a scholarship from September 1 to November 15, each year.
  • The 2017-2018 Hagan Scholarship application deadline is November 15, 2017.
  • Selected finalists notified and interviewed in April 2018 in Columbia, Missouri. Scholarships awarded and notifications mailed “Return Service Requested.”

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Contact information:

If you have any questions, contact to Hangan Scholarship Foundation by email to- scholarships-at-hsfmo.org