Salisbury University Henson School Scholarships

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Henson Scholarships-for all majors in the Henson School

The Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology annually awards three scholarships to incoming freshmen (one for $3,000 and two for $2,000). Students must declare a major in one of the departments of the Henson School and must have a record of accomplishment and service (minimum high school grade point average of 3.3 and SAT score of 1875 for the $2,000 award and a grade point average of 3.5 and SAT score of 1965 for the $3,000 award).

Two additional $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to juniors in the Henson School (transfer students entering their junior year are eligible to apply for these awards). To qualify, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 and must receive recommendations from the department of their major (transfers must have three letters supporting their applications).

Henson Scholarships are renewed each semester provided that the awardees remain in the Henson School and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3 for the $2,000 scholarship or 3.5 for the $3,000 scholarship. Information is available from the Dean of Enrollment Management at 410-543-6161.

For Biology or other Henson Majors

The David Yuri Hooper Scholarship was established by David and Wilma Hooper to honor the excellent education received by their son who graduated from Salisbury University in 1994.  It provides scholarships for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from single-income families demonstrating financial need.  Scholarships are renewable annually provided recipients continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Preference will be given to students majoring in biology, but in the event that there are no qualified biology applicants, students majoring in any other department in the Henson School will be considered. Eligible candidates are notified by letter and must submit a two-page essay explaining their need and demonstrating that they are of good moral character. Recipients are selected by the Deans of the Henson School and Enrollment Management.  For more information, contact the Henson School Office at 410-543-6489.

The Davenport-Hopkins Scholarship, available to biology majors, is in memory of Dhimitria S. Davenport-Hopkins, a 1975 graduate in Biology.  This award honors Dhimitria's love of biology and her enthusiasm for sharing her broad range of interests and knowledge with her students.  Recipients of this award must be a biology major of at least sophomore standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.8, active in undergraduate research, and recommended by a faculty member.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need; graduating seniors are not eligible for this award.

The application packet must include: A CV or resume, an essay addressing your history and goals as a biologist, and a letter of recommendation from a Biology faculty member (in a sealed envelope with a signature on the seal).  Please combine all materials in a manila envelope and deliver to Sandy Ramses in the Biology office (HS 230F).  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Hunter (

For Chemistry Majors

The Cort Scholarship in Chemistry was established by Bruce Cort in honor of his parents, Irving and Sylvia Cort. The award, given annually to an entering freshman chemistry major based on academic excellence in high school, is renewable for a maximum of four years provided the student is full time, maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and makes satisfactory progress toward a chemistry degree. In addition, each Cort Scholar will be named a Chemistry Department Research Fellow and receive a grant each year to support student-faculty research. The Chemistry Faculty selects the Cort Scholar from a pool of candidates provided by the Dean of Admissions.  For more information, contact the Chemistry Department at 410-543-6480.  

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