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Richard A. Henson School of Science & Technology

Henson Scholars

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The Henson School of Science and Technology annually awards sixteen scholarships to students majoring in programs offered by the following departments:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geography & Geosciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Physics

Four $3,000 scholarships and twelve $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year and are renewable as long as the student maintains eligibility. Ordinarily, students are awarded a Henson Scholarship either as incoming Freshman or as rising Juniors. Such students are designated as Henson Scholars.

Henson Scholars are expected to present and maintain an excellent academic record, display active personal and career development, and participate in community service.

Once a student is named a Henson Scholar, the scholarship is renewed on a semester-by-semester basis as long as the student continues to major in one of the Henson School programs and maintains a GPA of at least 3.3 (for the $2,000 award) or 3.5 (for the $3,000 award).

It is expected that the Henson Scholars will consist of three freshmen, three sophomores, five juniors, and five seniors. So, under ordinary circumstances, initial scholarship awards will be made to three incoming freshmen and two rising juniors.

To be considered for a $3,000 Henson Scholarship an incoming freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.5 and combined SAT score of 1310. To be considered for a $2,000 Henson Scholarship an incoming freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.3 and combined SAT score of 1230.

All rising juniors with a GPA of at least 3.3 (for the $2,000 award) or at least 3.5 (for the $3,000 award) are eligible for a Henson Scholarship and must have a letter of recommendation from their department.

A scholarship board, consisting of the Dean and representatives from each of the Henson School's departments, selects Henson Scholars from those nominated by a Henson School department or the Admissions Office.

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