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Scholarship Name:
Hampshire College James Baldwin Scholars Program
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship offered by Hampshire College to incoming Hampshire College students.
Award Amount:
Up to Full-Tuition/Fees/Room/Board/Books
Number of Scholarships:
Six (6) awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
Two (2) letters of recommendation
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1) Must apply for admission NLT February 1 (annually); 2) Must identify as a first-generation college student, i.e., first in applicant’s family to attend college and earn a Bachelor’s degree; 3) FAFSA required; 4) Writing sample (academic paper) required; 5) Personal statement required; 6) Transcript(s) required.
  • James Baldwin Scholars Program Supplement required.
  • Applicants should contact the Office of Admissions at least two (2) weeks in advance to schedule an interview.
  • Some optional application materials can be submitted through the Common Application.  Applicants will also have the opportunity, after applying, to submit additional optional materials such as photos, videos, PDFs, Word documents, and music files through their online application portal with Hampshire College.
  • Upon completion of the initial Baldwin year, Baldwin Scholars continue to receive generous financial support for up to six (6) academic years.
  • Guidelines
  • Information Sheet

Eligibility Requirements:
Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be an incoming freshman
Category (ies):
Community Service, Ethnicity, Extracurricular Activities, Merit-based, Need-based, School/College
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
Office of Admission
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Telephone: (877) 937-4267

Deadline: February 1 (receipt date) (annually)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).

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