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Admission Procedure for First-Year Students
Students applying for first-year admission to the university must submit the following credentials:
- An application form completed by the applicant. Students may apply online at www.hamline.edu/undergraduate/admission/apply/index.html.
- An official secondary school transcript. Students may submit transcripts from ninth through eleventh grades and a list of senior year courses with the understanding that full admission is granted only after the receipt and approval by the admission committee of the final year’s record. In many cases, grades earned during the first semester of the senior year will be requested before a decision is made. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by the secondary school. First-year student applicants who have earned college credit before graduating from secondary school must list the colleges they have attended on the application and contact those colleges and request that official college transcripts be sent to Hamline University (see Transfer of Credit and Advanced Placement).
- The results of the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT), or the American College Test (ACT). It is recommended that the SAT or ACT be taken late in the junior year or early in the senior year. When registering for the tests, students should request that copies of the score results be sent to Hamline University. The ACT institution code for Hamline is 2114, the SAT code is 6265.
- Applicants should submit at least one teacher recommendation.
- Other information as requested by the admission committee during consideration of an individual applicant. Such information might include recommendations, SAT or ACT writing exams, the results of additional coursework, and/or a formal admission interview. Hamline University is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and adheres to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) Transfer Students
Students transferring from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, have earned the Associate degree from MnSCU prior to enrolling at Hamline, and have a 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from the degree-granting institution will be given transfer status as outlined below:
- Students will be granted a maximum of 64 Hamline course credits in transfer from two-year institutions. No additional credits will be accepted from two-year institutions.
- The Hamline Plan will be adjusted so students need only to complete the following:
- Writing Intensive (T) course(s). 1 course each year attending Hamline University is required.
- Computer Intensive (C) course. 1 course required.
- Individual Ability in Learning (Q) course. 1 course required.
- LEAD: Leadership, Education, and Development (W) course. 1 course required.
- Speaking Intensive (O) – 1 course required to be taken at Hamline.
- Cultural Breadth (G, I or L) – 1 course may be required.
- Humanities (H) and Fine Arts (F) – 1 or more courses may be required.
The Associate degree and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum must be completed prior to enrolling at Hamline University in order to qualify for this transfer status.
Note: Additional coursework beyond the Associate degree will be required in the major. Students are advised to consult with an academic adviser in the major department to discuss major requirements. Courses must be considered college-level, relevant to a liberal arts degree, and a student must have earned a C- or above.
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Community College Transfer Students
The university welcomes students from community and junior colleges to transfer to Hamline for their final years of undergraduate work. In most cases, students who transfer to the university after having completed an associate degree or two years of comparable work will have acquired sufficient scope in their program to satisfy a large portion of the general education goals of the Hamline curriculum. A maximum of 96 quarter hours or 64 semester hours of work from two-year colleges will be accepted as transfer credit.
Community and junior college students who are planning to transfer to Hamline are encouraged to consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admission in order to correlate their coursework with Hamline’s curriculum guidelines.
To be considered for admission to Hamline, the applicant must have graduated from or be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she wishes to transfer and must have earned an overall grade point average of C (2.0) or better in all college courses completed. Students who have earned college credit after secondary school graduation apply as transfer students.
Students applying for transfer admission to the university must file the following credentials:
- An application form completed by the applicant. Students may apply online at www.hamline.edu/undergraduate/admission/apply/index.html.
- Official copies of college transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
- A teacher/advisor recommendation. Applicants should submit at least one teacher/advisor recommendation.
- Official secondary school transcripts and test scores if the applicant has completed fewer than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours at the time of application or has graduated from high school within the past five years.
Four-Year College Transfer Students
Students planning to transfer to Hamline University from accredited institutions of collegiate rank should ordinarily transfer early enough in their college career to permit at least two full years of study at Hamline. Students who have completed more than two years of study should schedule an admission interview with a member of the admission staff.
To be considered for transfer admission, students transferring from four-year colleges must provide the same information as described under Community College Transfers. Official transcripts must be provided from all post-secondary institutions attended.
Transfer of Credit
The Registration and Records office, using official transcripts from a student’s previous schools, works with the faculty to determine the requirements met by transfer work. Only transfer work from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be considered for transfer. Transcripts and other documents submitted from other institutions and agencies are the property of Hamline University and will not be reissued to applicants, students, alumni, or other parties.
Information about the accreditation of colleges/universities in the north central region is available at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.
Classes will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Courses must be considered college-level, relevant to a liberal arts degree, and a student must have earned a C- or above. If a course is taken as Pass/No Pass, and the school awards a Pass for grades below a C-, a letter must be submitted from the institution’s registrar indicating the student would have received a C- or above before transfer credit is awarded. Please note that acceptance of credit may be for elective credit only; equivalency to Hamline courses is determined by individual departments. Students transferring credit will not receive credit twice for similar courses taken at Hamline. Grade point averages do not transfer.
A transfer student who chooses to retake a Hamline course that is equivalent to a course accepted for transfer credit may do so on an audit or zero-credit basis. The student may request the repeat only for the purpose of ensuring competency in a foreign language or other discipline before enrolling in continuation courses, and no additional credit or grade point average impact will result.
A maximum of 64 semester credits may be brought in from two-year colleges. Credit in narrowly vocational courses is not transferable. Nursing, mental health, chemical dependency, law enforcement, military, and other focused professional program credits are transferable up to a limit of 32 semester credits if the course content is suitable for a liberal arts program. 1.5 quarter credits equals 1 semester credit.
Students must earn at least 56 semester credits at Hamline in order to receive a Hamline degree (60 credits at Hamline are required to earn Latin Honors). A minimum of 16 semester credits in a student’s major must be taken at Hamline. The credit amount of transfer courses will not change if equivalency to a Hamline course is granted (i.e. a 3 credit course granted equivalency to a 4 credit Hamline course will remain at only 3 credits).
Articulation manuals showing Hamline course equivalencies for local community colleges are available at: www.hamline.edu/undergraduate/admission/transfer/guide.html. These articulation manuals are subject to change. Students earning credits at other institutions may be asked to provide copies of appropriate course catalogs or syllabi to assist in the evaluation transfer credit.
Transcripts from foreign schools must be submitted to an outside agency for course-by-course evaluation and processing before an evaluation can be completed. The agency must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Three commonly used agencies are World Education Service (WES) online at www.wes.org, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) online at www.ece.org, or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) online at www.aacrao.org/international/foreignEdCred.cfm. These organizations usually charge students a fee for these services.
Students who have transferred in course work which they would like to have approved for their major or minor (which did not previously articulate as such) should follow these steps:
- Obtain a copy of the course syllabus and/or course description from the official course bulletin of the institution where the course was taken.
- Obtain a Course Substitution/Prior Approval for Transfer Credit form available online at www.hamline.edu/registrar/forms or at the Student Administrative Services office.
- Have the course reviewed by their major/minor advisor or the chair of the department.
- If the chair or advisor in the major/minor department approves the course he or she will sign the form.
- Return the signed form to the Student Administrative Services office.
Students who have transferred in course work that they would like evaluated for Hamline Plan requirements (which did not previously articulate as such) should follow these steps:
- Obtain a copy of the course syllabus. If a student no longer has a copy of the syllabus he or she may have to contact the former institution or instructor in order to provide a more complete description of the course than the course description provides.
- Attach a memo and/or the Course Substitution/Prior Approval for Transfer Credit form (available at www.hamline.edu/registrar/forms or at the Student Administrative Services office) to the syllabus listing the course and the desired Hamline Plan designation(s).
- Submit the memo and syllabus to the Student Administrative Services office to the attention of the Transfer Articulation Coordinator.
- The Transfer Articulation Coordinator will work with the faculty to review the course and will e-mail the decision.
- Additional information is at www.hamline.edu/cla/admission/transfer_credits
Advanced Placement (AP)
A student earning a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement Examination sponsored by the College Board may generally be awarded 4 credits. Scores of 3 may be accepted at the discretion of the appropriate departments. Scores of 1 or 2 will not be accepted. An official transcript must be received from the College Board. For instructions on ordering an AP transcript see: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_rep.html. Hamline course equivalencies are determined by the appropriate departments. A maximum of 20 semester credits from AP exams may transfer. A student may not exceed a total of 64 credits among AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, CLEP, and DSST coursework. AP exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, and college course work may be duplicative. In those cases, a student will receive credit only once.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students taking the Higher Level International Baccalaureate exams may be eligible to receive credit at Hamline. An official transcript must be received from IB and can be obtained by emailing a request to email@example.com. A student must earn at least a score of 4 or 5 depending on the subject area for credit to be considered. If accepted the student will receive either 4 or 8 credits depending on the exam. Hamline course equivalencies are determined by the appropriate departments. A maximum of 20 credits from IB courses may transfer. A student may not exceed a total of 64 credits among AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, CLEP, and DSST coursework. AP exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, and college course work may be duplicative. In those cases, a student will receive credit only once.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)
The PSEO program is a Minnesota State program which allows qualified high school students to attend college classes while completing their high school degree. An official transcript must be received from the college or university (not the high school) for transfer credit to be considered. A maximum of 64 credits may be transferred in through AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, CLEP, and DSST coursework. Other policies under the Transfer of Credit section (listed above) apply.
College in the Schools (CIS)/College Courses Taken at the High School
Transfer credit may be awarded for CIS courses or other college classes taken at a student’s high school provided an official transcript is received from the college or university awarding college credit (not the high school). A maximum of 16 credits from CIS courses may transfer. A student may not exceed a total of 64 credits among AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, CLEP, and DSST course work. Other policies under the Transfer of Credit section (listed above) apply.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP examinations are administered by the College Board and are designed for individuals who have acquired knowledge outside the formal educational channels. The exams enable such individuals to demonstrate their college-level learning by taking tests that assess the knowledge and skills taught in introductory college courses. The exams are offered for a small fee at regional testing centers.
There are two types of exams: general exams and subject exams. Credit will not be awarded for a CLEP subject exam if a student has already taken a college level course in an equivalent subject area. Generally students who score at or above the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommended score (usually 50) may be eligible to receive academic credit subject to approval by the appropriate department. English Composition CLEP exams are not accepted.
A maximum of 16 credits from CLEP exams may transfer. A student may not exceed a total of 64 credits among AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, CLEP, and DSST coursework.
More information about CLEP is available at www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html.
DSST Examination Program (DANTES)
DSST exams are approved and accepted by the American Council on Education (ACE) and are designed for individuals who have acquired knowledge outside the formal educational channels. The exams are offered for a small fee at regional testing centers.
Credit will not be awarded for DSST exams if a student has already taken a college-level course in an equivalent subject area. Generally, students who score at or above the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommended score (usually ranging from the mid- to upper-40s) may be eligible to receive academic credit subject to approval by the appropriate department. Technical Writing DSST exams do not fulfill Hamline’s first-year writing requirement.
A maximum of 16 credits from DSST exams may transfer. A student may not exceed a total of 64 credits among AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, CLEP, and DSST coursework.
More information about is available at www.getcollegecredit.com.
Credit Limitation for Transfer Work Completed While in High School
Hamline University will accept no more than 64 credits for accredited college level coursework taken while concurrently enrolled as a high school student. This includes course work from AP, IB, PSEO, CIS, and CLEP. In addition, AP and IB programs are limited to 20 credits each. CIS, CLEP and DSST programs are limited to 16 credits each. Students may transfer in up to 64credits of PSEO course work. The aggregate total for all programs must not exceed 64 credits.
Accepting an Offer of Admission
Admitted first-year students and transfer students accept the offer of admission by submitting a $300 tuition deposit. This deposit may be paid after notification of admission. For fall term entrance, any deposit paid before May 1 is refundable until May 1. Any deposit paid on or after May 1 is nonrefundable. Deposits for midyear entrance are refundable until January 1.
All matriculating first-year students must submit final transcripts from their secondary school. The college reserves the right to withdraw admission/enrollment for students who fail to perform adequately in their final term(s) of high school after accepting an offer of admission.
New Student Housing
On-campus housing is assured for all new students who accept their offers of admission before May 1 and reserve housing before May 1. After May 1, housing will be assigned on an availability basis. On-campus residence is not required but is very strongly recommended for new students.
Housing is reserved by filing a $100 housing deposit with the Office of Undergraduate Admission. This deposit is required of students who will be living in university housing. It is applied to the first year’s room rent. For fall term entrance, any deposit paid before May 1 is refundable until May 1. Any deposit paid on or after May 1 is nonrefundable. Deposits for mid-year entrance are not refundable. See your individual housing contract for additional housing information.
International Student Admission
Applicants should have completed a college preparatory program. All applicants for admission must demonstrate their ability to be successful in college courses where English is the language of instruction. Students whose first language is English should file the results of one of the tests described under Admission Procedure for First-Year Students. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a proficiency in English by scoring a minimum of 550 on the written TOEFL examination, 213 on the computer based TOEFL, 79-80 Internet-based TOEFL, IELTS score of 7.0, or through the completion of an approved English as a Second Language program. Students who will need additional training in English before beginning their college work are encouraged to attend an English as a Second Language program.
Hamline University supports international student enrollment by providing international programs and an advisor on campus. The advisor is available to assist international students in adjusting to the university’s academic programs, in immigration matters, and in taking fullest advantage of the academic and social opportunities the university provides.
Students who have not completed a secondary school diploma or who have graduated from non-accredited high schools may be admitted as degree seeking students upon application review and provided they are recommended for such admission by their secondary school. Students must demonstrate through their coursework, test results, personal statement, and an admission interview that they are capable of satisfactory work at a selective liberal arts college.
Students who have not completed secondary school may also be considered for admission as special students under the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program. These options are designed to provide talented high school seniors and juniors the opportunity to broaden their educational backgrounds through college-level classes. Admission is very selective and enrollment is limited.
Additional information about the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Adult Special Students (nondegree seeking)
Students who are not degree candidates may enroll in Hamline courses provided they satisfy the requirements of the instructors concerned and are registered properly. Students planning to enroll as special students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for information and forms. Students planning to audit classes should contact the Office of Registration and Records.
Students who have already completed a college degree and would like to enroll to complete a teacher licensure program, or one of the certificate programs (paralegal, forensic science, international journalism, or conflict studies) must contact the Office of Graduate Admission. The admission staff will provide program information and application forms.
Readmission of Students
Former students who wish to return to Hamline after any interruption of registration must apply for readmission to the Office of Undergraduate Admission unless they have been on an approved leave of absence. If a student has taken courses at another college since leaving Hamline, an official transcript is required from each college the student has attended. Courses that fulfill the disciplinary breadth requirements of the Hamline Plan (fine arts, natural science, social science, and humanities) may be transferred to Hamline by readmitted students, but will not fulfill the disciplinary breadth requirements.
A personal statement discussing activities since leaving Hamline is also necessary to complete an application for readmission. The student should also address the reasons for returning to Hamline in the statement.
All students applying for readmission will be required to interview with a member of the undergraduate admission staff prior to consideration of the application Students who left Hamline on probation or who were suspended must also interview with a member of the admission staff prior to consideration of the application. The deadline for filing a readmission application is August 1 for the fall term and January 1 for the spring term.
Students who interrupt enrollment for more than one academic year must fulfill the Bulletin requirements in effect at the time of reentry/readmission, or they may opt to fulfill the requirements published in the last previous Bulletin. Only with written approval of the appropriate department chairperson or program director can students elect to fulfill the requirements of any previous Bulletin.
Hamline is approved by the Veterans Administration for the education of veterans under the provisions of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act (Public Law 16 and the Vocational 894). A certificate of eligibility should be secured by the veteran from the regional office of the Veterans Administration and presented to the Student Administrative Services office prior to registration. Hamline is responsible for certifying, training, and transmitting necessary credentials and information to the Veterans Administration. Advice is available at the Student Administrative Services office or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Full-time students enrolled for the academic year, tuition per year
|Part-time students, charge per credit
Current rates are provided by the Student Accounts office at www.hamline.edu/tuition.
|Audit fee for part-time and special students only, per course
In unusual circumstances, a student may petition to take an overload, which is more than 20 credits for either fall or spring term, or more than 5 credits in winter term. If the overload is approved, the student will be charged the per credit rate for each credit above the limit.
|Student fees (estimated)
|Health and accident insurance (estimated)
(see note at the end of this section)
|New Student fee* (one time only)
|Transcript fee** (one time only)
*New Student fee covers costs of new Student Days activities, setting up files, health records.
**Transcript fee covers transcripts for life.
Note: All students are required to have health and accident insurance and will be charged for Hamline insurance coverage. Students who have their own insurance will have the opportunity to go online and waive this insurance fee. If students do not submit an online waiver request, they will be enrolled in the school policy and will be responsible for the cost of that coverage.
Room and Board 2010-2011
Room per student per academic year:*
|Double, Triple, Quad:
A room reservation deposit is required of all new students who wish to reserve a room in a college residence hall. It will be applied to the room charge for the first year. Returning students are charged a cancellation fee if, during spring room selection, they reserve a room for the subsequent year and cancel that reservation after May 1, but prior to occupancy. Damage to a room or its furnishings, beyond ordinary wear and tear, will be charged to the student.
|Unlimited Meal Plan:
|14 Meal Plan:
|10 Meal Plan:
*For other options, contact Residential Life.
Prior to the start of each term an E-bill showing basic charges and any credits designated by the financial aid office is prepared for each student by the student accounts office. This E-bill is early enough for plans to be made for the school year. Hamline students may elect the following payment options:
- Semester payment plan-fall term due August 16 and spring term due January 18 as billed; or
- Installment plan-tuition, fees, room and board are paid in 10 monthly payments through Tuition Management Systems for an annual fee; or
- Prepayment discount-tuition, fees, room and board for the entire year paid in full by June 15 receives a discount determined annually.
For students who officially withdraw from college during a term, the amount of tuition owed is calculated from the date on record of their withdrawal or leave, not from the date the student ceases to attend classes. Students who officially withdraw from classes before the end of the 10th day of class will not be responsible for any tuition charges. After that date, the amount of tuition owed will be calculated daily on an increasing scale based on the percentage of days in the term before the withdrawal date. Students who withdraw after 60 percent of the term has passed will be responsible for all tuition charges.
The same schedule is used to calculate the amount of tuition owed when a student drops from full-time to part-time or from overload to full-time.
Financial aid will be canceled or prorated as required by the programs. See the financial aid instruction guide for details.
Student fees assessed by the university or the Student Congress are not refundable.
It is important that students register during the stated registration periods. Students who fail to complete registration (including financial arrangements) by the first day of classes will be charged a late registration fee.
Late Payment Policy
Late payment penalties are imposed thirty days after the start of fall and spring semesters:
- For account balances over $1000, a late payment fee of 5% (up to $500) will be assessed.
- For account balances over $2,000, in addition to the late fee, computer, network, and library access will be restricted.
Hamline does not carry insurance on the personal property of faculty, students, or staff and is not responsible for the loss or damage of such property.
Financial assistance is granted on the basis of the student’s estimated financial eligibility as measured by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Along with most other colleges and universities, Hamline uses the FAFSA to provide a fair, objective, and unbiased estimate of a student’s eligibility for assistance. Assistance is granted through a combination of scholarships or grants, loans, and campus employment.
An award is made one year at a time. The exact amount of eligibility is determined each year on the basis of confidential income information.
Students must maintain full-time status to be eligible for Hamline-sponsored grant or scholarship assistance. Students are normally allowed grant assistance for a total of eight cumulative terms, including all previous postsecondary work. Financial aid eligibility for fifth year students is limited to non-Hamline sponsored programs. Selected Title IV funds are available to eligible students maintaining at least one half of the full-time course load. Eligibility for these funds is determined both by the amount of demonstrated financial eligibility and maintenance of minimal satisfactory progress toward a degree.
Minnesota state residents: the Minnesota definition of full-time enrollment for students qualifying for the State Grant Program is 15 credits per semester. The estimated grant is based on full-time enrollment of fifteen credits per semester and will be pro-rated if registered for less. Winter term credits may be combined with either fall or spring semesters to achieve fifteen credits.
Minnesota State Grants are given by the State of Minnesota. Students are eligible for State Grant for the equivalent of eight full-time semesters in total. This total includes all previous postsecondary credits attempted or earned at other institutions.
Students who wish to apply for financial assistance should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov indicating that he or she wants the results sent to Hamline University (FAFSA Code #002354). A Hamline application and supporting income tax information may be required.
It will take one to two weeks for the FAFSA to be processed by the US Department of Education.
Financial Aid Adjustments
In the event that we receive new or additional information including, but not limited to, housing, outside funding, or enrollment, your financial aid is subject to change.
Students who have transferred credits to Hamline begin their course of study at the grade level approved by Registration and Records. Coursework that has not transferred will not be reviewed as part of the maximum time frame requirement for aid eligibility.
Financial Aid for Summer Term
Financial aid is available for summer students enrolled in at least six credits. Financial aid for summer term normally consists of a portion of your Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, SELF, private loans, or Federal PLUS Loans. Minnesota State and Pell Grants may also be available. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 651-523-3000 for more information on eligibility and application deadlines.
If you are eligible to receive VA educational benefits during the academic year, you are probably eligible to receive them for the summer. For further information, consult the Hamline VA representative, at 651-523-3000.
Types of Financial Aid
Scholarships and Grants
Hamline grants of various types are available to new and returning students on the basis of demonstrated financial eligibility. Over 150 different endowed and restricted scholarships are available to students who both meet the requirement of the donors and demonstrate financial eligibility or meet requirements established by campus departments.
In addition, Hamline offers merit-based scholarships to incoming students recognizing academic excellence. Hamline merit-based aid may be used to meet demonstrated financial need. If a student withdraws from the University and subsequently re-enrolls, he/she forfeits the original merit-based scholarship. A combination of Hamline-sponsored scholarships, grants, and/or federal or state scholarships/grants may not exceed Hamline tuition.
A list of individual scholarship funds appears under the “Scholarship Funds” section below.
Long-term, low-interest loans are available to Hamline students through the following programs:
The Federal Perkins Loan Program is funded by both Hamline and the federal government, and is administered by Hamline. Students with exceptional financial need are automatically considered for this loan when they apply for assistance through the school.
The Federal Stafford Loan Program is funded by the federal government. Application forms can be obtained on the Office of Financial Aid web site at www.hamline.edu/fa.
The Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is funded by the federal government and requires prior credit approval of the parent borrower. Application forms can be obtained on the Office of Financial Aid web site at www.hamline.edu/fa.
The United Methodist Student Loan Fund is available to students who are full members of the United Methodist Church. Students complete a loan application, available from the Office of Financial Aid.
The Minnesota Supplemental Educational Loan Fund (SELF) is intended to help students who need to borrow more than is allowed under existing programs and students who have limited access to other financial aid programs. The SELF loan application can be completed on-line at www.hamline.edu/fa. The SELF loan has a variable interest rate and a requirement for quarterly interest payments. A credit-worthy co-signer is required to obtain a SELF loan.
There are a variety of private loans available. All private loans are based on satisfactory credit history. Contact the Financial Aid Office for term of loans. Students may apply on-line at www.hamlie.edu/fa.
For a description of employment opportunities, see Campus Employment in this Bulletin.
Hamline University Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements
Financial aid eligibility is based on satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards that Hamline University of Financial Aid is required by the U. S. Department of Education to establish, publish, and apply. The Financial Aid Office measures academic performance and enforces SAP standards to ensure that financial aid recipients progress toward completion of their degree or certificate program. Students who fail to meet these standards become ineligible to receive financial aid until compliant with all of the requirements detailed in this policy.
To demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student’s academic performance must meet two main SAP components. The first is a qualitative component, represented by grade point average (GPA). The second is a quantitative component measured by credit completion (the ratio between attempted and completed credits) and the maximum time-frame to complete the degree or certificate program.
Section 1. Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress
Grade Point Average- All undergraduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Credit Completion – Students must complete 67% of all credits attempted. A completed credit has a grade of A, B, C, D, H, or HP. Withdrawals, incompletes, and repeated courses are included in attempted credits.
Maximum Time Frame – All students are expected to finish their degree or certificate within an acceptable period of time. Financial aid recipients may continue to receive federal aid through their cumulative attempted credit that equals 150% of the required number of credits needed to complete their program, including transfer credits from another college that apply to the Hamline program. Students who require developmental coursework may appeal to have the 150% limit extended.
Section 2. Definitions/Conditions
Credit– A credit is the unit by which academic work is measured.
Attempted credit– An attempted credit includes all credits for which you are registered at the beginning of each term.
Cumulative credits– Cumulative credits represent the total number of credits evaluated (attempted and earned) for all periods of enrollment at the University, including summer and J-terms or terms for which the student did not receive aid.
Earned credits– Earned credits are those that are successfully completed with a grade of A, B, C, D, HP, and P and all plus and minus variations. Grades of I, W, N, F, and EX, or drops are not counted as earned credits. Audit credits are not counted as attempted or earned credits.
Grade Point Average (GPA)– The GPA is calculated using a grade point value outlined in the catalog for grades A, B, C, D, and F and all plus or minus variations. Although a grade of P or HP will count as credit earned, it carries no grade point value.
Incompletes– An “I” or “EX” are included in the cumulative credits attempted. These credits cannot be used as earned credits until a passing grade is assigned.
Repeat Credits– Repeats may be allowed in order to improve a grade or meet program requirements. They are included in credit completion and maximum time frame standards. The most recent grade will become the grade calculated for GPA.
Transfer Credits– Grades associated with transfer credits are not included in the cumulative GPA calculation. Transfer credits accepted by Hamline University that are applicable to the current degree program apply toward the maximum time frame calculation for that program.
Change of Major, and Dual Degree– Many students receive multiple awards from Hamline University. Only attempted credits eligible for application toward the student’s current degree program will count toward the maximum time frame of that degree. Attempted and earned credits under all majors will be included in the calculation of GPA and credit completion. Students who change majors or seek a dual degree may appeal for an extension of the maximum time frame provision of this policy. Appeals will be evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis.
Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO)– Credits earned while a PSEO student at Hamline University will be included in the cumulative credit completion standard, GPA, and maximum time frame calculation. PSEO credits earned at another postsecondary institution will be treated as transfer credits for federal financial aid purposes.
Consortium/Joint Program Credits– Credits accepted by the University are included with attempted and earned credit totals.
Section 3. Implementation
Following the second term of enrollment, academic progress for every financial aid applicant will be monitored after each semester. If the program is less than one year in length the review will take place at the mid-point. All of a student’s academic coursework is considered in the review process, whether the student received aid that term or not. The assessment will be based on the student’s entire academic record, including all transfer credit hours accepted.
If the student does not meet either the GPA or Credit Completion standard, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation for the next registered term. While on probation, students are eligible to receive financial aid. Students on probation are encouraged to use the many academic support services on campus to improve their academic standing.
To be removed from financial aid probation, the student must meet the cumulative 2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion standards. If a student does not achieve the minimum cumulative standards, s/he may remain on financial aid probation and eligible for financial aid if s/he earns a minimum 2.0 GPA and completes 100% of the attempted credits during the probationary term. A student who has reached the maximum time frame prior to completing the program will no longer eligible for financial aid. There is no probation for the maximum time frame requirement.
Financial aid ineligibility
Students who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA and/or credit completion ratio or do not meet the terms of financial aid probation will be no longer eligible for federal, state or institutional aid. Students may be eligible for private loan programs and outside assistance that does not require SAP.
Provided the student’s academic status allows for registration, s/he may attend the University at his or her own expense until the minimum cumulative GPA and credit completion requirement has been met.
Hamline University may immediately deem a student ineligible for financial aid in the event of extraordinary circumstances, such as a student who registers for but does not earn any credits for two consecutive terms, or a student who demonstrates an attendance pattern that abuses the receipt of financial aid.
Students who failed to meet these standards due to unusual circumstances may appeal the financial aid SAP suspension status.
Students who have been suspended by the University are no longer eligible for financial aid. If a student is readmitted, s/he must complete the SAP appeal process. Eligibility for financial aid will be determined based on financial aid SAP standards through a review of the academic record.
Section 4. Right to Appeal
A student who is unable to achieve satisfactory academic progress and is suspended from enrollment and/or financial aid has the right to appeal based on unusual or extenuating circumstances, such as medical or personal problems. The student may appeal the financial aid suspension status at any time during the year if:
- The record shows that the student has now earned the required cumulative minimum GPA and credit completion ratio to meet SAP standards.
- The student is readmitted after suspension by the University.
- Unusual circumstances interfered with the student’s ability to meet SAP standards, including but not limited to:
- Illness, accident, or injury experienced by the student or a significant person in the student’s life.
- Death of a family member or significant person in the student’s life.
- Divorce experienced by the student or parent.
- Reinstatement after an academic dismissal or extended break in the student’s enrollment.
- Personal problems or issues with spouse, family, roommate, or other significant person.
- Exceeding time frame while in a second undergraduate or dual degree program or as a result of changing major.
To appeal, students must submit to the Financial Aid Office the following:
- A statement from the student explaining the nature of the extenuating circumstances that contributed to the SAP deficiency.
- An explanation of how the barriers to academic success have been removed.
- Third party documentation to support the circumstances.
Students eligible for financial aid are provided assistance through a variety of scholarships from several sources, annual and endowed. Hamline is especially grateful to the many benefactors who have established permanent endowed scholarships, the income from which forms an integral part of Hamline’s financial aid program.
Scholarships for New Students
Hamline University offers a academic merit scholarships for new students based on their high school records and standardized test scores. Students who transfer to Hamline with 24 or more college credits receive scholarships based on the college grades. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for details.
United Methodist Matching Scholarship Program (Local)
Hamline University will match up to $1000 per year, renewable for three additional years, a scholarship awarded to a student from their local United Methodist Church. The scholarship check should be mailed directly to the Hamline University Financial Aid Office and identify the student recipient. Only one contribution will be matched if a student has both a local United Methodist Church Scholarship and a National United Methodist Church Scholarship.
United Methodist Church Scholarship (National)
Please see the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Web site at www.gbhem.org to obtain updated information on national UMC scholarship options available to active United Methodist Church members. Financial Aid will match qualifying national scholarships up to $1000. Only one contribution will be matched if a student has both a local United Methodist Church Scholarship and a qualifying National United Methodist Church Scholarship.
Endowed Scholarship Funds
Endowed scholarships awarded by the Financial Aid Office become part of a student’s financial aid package. There is no application process.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship
Established in 2001 with an anonymous $1 million gift to support children and grandchildren of Hamline alumni.
Claribelle B. Olson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1982 by the family of Claribelle B. Olson, class of 1925, secretary to the president of the University from 1927-1934 and registrar from 1934-1959. Provides scholarship aid for upperclass men and women who are children of Hamline alumni on the basis of scholarship, service, and leadership.
Reverend David Brooks Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 under the will of Dr. Willard Green, grandson of Jabez Brooks, second President of the University. Awarded to first year students for outstanding extracurricular activity in high school and academic performance.
Dahl Family Scholarship
Established by Allan, class of 1965, and Janie Ditonno Dahl, class of 1966, to support students with financial need. Preference shall be given to a student with strong character and a concern for ethical behavior who is experiencing financial hardship.
F. Garvin and Bernice L. Davenport Scholarship
Established by Garvin and Bernice Davenport in honor of Garvin’s retirement from Hamline University after 40 years as English professor, Dean of the College, and Academic Vice President. The scholarship benefits students who demonstrate potential for success and financial need.
Charles and Bonnie Graham Endowed Leadership Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 by Florence Marken and other members of the Hamline community in honor of Dr. Charles Graham, Hamline president from 1981-1987.
Hamline Scholarship for Student Leaders
Established in 1987 with a gift of $100,000 from the Hearst Foundation. Awards are made, regardless of financial need, to students who rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and who have demonstrated broad leadership in their schools or communities.
Harold M. Heneman Scholarship
Established in 1967 by the family of Harold M. Heneman, class of 1915, a four-year letterman in track who continued his interest in youth and athletic programs throughout his life. Awarded to a student who has a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or an ACT score of not less than 24, or who graduated in the top 20% of his/her class, and who displays outstanding leadership qualities that make a difference to their school and communities.
Richard Hoel Scholarship
Established by Trustee Richard Hoel, class of 1969, to help Hamline attract outstanding students.
Mary Learman Houk Endowed Scholarship
The Houk Scholarship for Gifted Writers is awarded to first-year students who demonstrate exceptional writing ability and the potential for a career in writing. At least one student is awarded a Houk Scholarship regardless of financial eligibility; recipients may apply for renewal of the scholarship for three additional years.
Walter Kenyon Endowed Biology Scholarship
The Kenyon Endowed Biology Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate both the potential for excellence in the biological sciences and an interest in biological science beyond the class requirements. The scholarship amount is $3,500 and is awarded without regard to financial eligibility. The biology faculty determine standards for renewal of the scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship may be new first-year students, community college or junior college transfer students.
Steven P. Lindgren Scholarship
Established in 1977 in memory of Steven Lindgren, class of 1975. Awarded to a student who has a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or an ACT score of not less than 24, or who graduated in the top 20% of his/her class, and who displays outstanding leadership qualities that make a difference to their school and communities.
Harold D. and Jane McKay Montgomery Scholarship
Established in 1981 by family and friends in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery. Professor Montgomery was a Hamline football and basketball coach from 1947-1965. Proceeds are awarded equally to an art student and to a student who has a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or an ACT score of not less than 24, or who graduated in the top 20% of his/her class, and who displays outstanding leadership qualities that make a difference to their school and communities.
Paterson Endowed Prize in Leadership
Established in 1996 by Dorothea (Dottie) Hoel, class of 1969, in honor of the late Professor Patricia Paterson, who taught physical education. Awarded to a female senior demonstrating outstanding leadership ability.
Robbins Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by Hamline Life Trustee Orem O. Robbins, it supports Eagle Scouts or Girl Scout Gold award winners-symbolizing leadership, community service and personal development, which also reflects the values of a Hamline education.
Jerry Smith Endowed Scholarship
Established by the family of Jerrold Smith, class of 1966, who was killed in the Vietnam War. Awarded to a student who has a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or an ACT score of not less than 24, or who graduated in the top 20% of his/her class, and who displays outstanding leadership qualities that make a difference to their school and communities.
The John Wesley Leadership and Service Award Fund
Established in 1999 by Trustee Gordon Walker through the Walker Family Foundation. Scholarship awarded by the Board of Trustees to those students who best demonstrate John Wesley’s words to “Do all the good you can.”
Elizabeth Sechrist Carlson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2007 by family and friends in memory of Elizabeth Sechrist Carlson, class of 1950. Provides tuition scholarships to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
Charles M. Drew Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1935 by Charles M. Drew, Minneapolis businessman and Methodist patron of Hamline. Drew scholarships are awarded to first-year undergraduates of outstanding achievement and promise.
Walter Kenyon Endowed Biology Scholarship
The Kenyon Endowed Biology Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate both the potential for excellence in the biological sciences and an interest in biological science beyond the class requirements. The scholarship amount, determined each year, is awarded without regard to financial eligibility. The biology faculty determine standards for renewal of the scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship may be new first-year students, community college or junior college transfer students.
Mary Learman Houk Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1989 by Raymond E. Houk in memory of his wife, Mary Learman Houk, class of 1936, a journalist and writer. Proceeds are used to recognize, assist, and encourage students in the development of effective written communication skills.
The Helen and Dean Meredith Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 by Dean and Helen Kreutz Meredith, classes of 1936 and 1935. Dean, a retired Saint Paul businessman, was an instructor in the biology department from 1957-1973; Helen was an instructor in the physical education department. The scholarship provides half-tuition scholarships for sophomores, juniors, or seniors with financial need who are in good academic standing.
Marvin T. Nystrom Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Marvin Nystrom, a friend of Hamline, to provide scholarship assistance to upperclass students who are worthy, needy, and meritorious.
The Ridgway-Deming Merit Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by Ambassador Rozanne L. Ridgway, a 1957 graduate and trustee, and her husband Theodore E. Deming to assist first-year students who are among the upper 10% of their high school class, and upperclass students who have a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0.
Katherine Elizabeth Risley Scholarship Fund
Established in 2002 by John T. Risley, class of 1971, in memory of his daughter Kate, who died in a boating accident her senior year at the College of Wooster. It assists a female student based on good academic standing and financial need with preference to those who participate in extracurricular activities including athletics.
Gregory Dexter Walcott Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 by a bequest of Professor Gregory Dexter Walcott, chairman of the department of philosophy from 19071928. Income is used to meet the tuition needs of an upperclass student of high intellectual attainment and approved character who without such help would have difficulty in remaining in college.
Edward W. Westmann Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1946 in memory of Edward W. Westmann, class of 1911, by his wife Mabel, also a member of the class of 1911. The fund encourages scholarly excellence in the arts and sciences at Hamline University.
Hays P. Archerd Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1959 by Wayne R. Archerd in memory of his brother, Hays P. Archerd, class of 1908, who was professor of classical languages from 19251952. The fund benefits students entering Christian ministry or a related vocation.
Walter G. and Mabel Benjamin Memorial Fund
Established in 1985 with a bequest from Dr. Walter G. Benjamin, a physician and active Methodist layman from Pipestone, Minnesota, and with the gifts of family and friends. Income is used to assist worthy students who are preparing for a career in some form of religious or medical work.
Clark C. and Ethel S. Gill Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 with a bequest from Dr. Clark C. Gill, class of 1935, professor emeritus of education at the University of Texas-Austin. Scholarships support “able but needy” students preparing to teach social studies in secondary school.
Marlin and Ruth Hubmer Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by Marlin and Ruth Hubmer to assist those who have an interest in or intend to pursue a career in rural social, health, economic, and/or environmental fields, and who have demonstrated financial need.
Roland G. and Harriette E. Jenkins Hamline University Fund (I)
Established in 1985 by a bequest from the estate of Roland Jenkins. Income is used to aid students of English, Scotch, Welsh, or Swedish descent who are studying to enter the medical profession.
Harriette E. and Roland G. Jenkins Hamline University Fund (II)
Established in 1999 by a bequest from the estate of Genevieve H. Jenkins, class of 1947. Income is used to provide scholarships to students studying in the field of cancer, diabetes, heart, and stroke research. The candidate should be a citizen of the U.S. of English, Scotch, Welsh, or Swedish descent.
Emery A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Nancy Mourning Johnson, class of 1954, in memory of her husband, Emery A. Johnson, class of 1951. Assists students pursuing a pre-med education who have financial need and demonstrate a potential for success. Preference will be given to an American Indiana/Alaska Native expressing interest in serving Native people.
Klaus-Mettam Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 by the Reverend and Mrs. LeRoy Klaus, classes of 1925 and 1923, for the benefit of students committed to Christian ministry, missionary, or other services to a Christian church.
Lyle ‘26 and Elsie ‘28 Koch Scholarship
Established by family and friends of Lyle, class of 1926, and Elsie, class of 1928, Koch in recognition of Lyle’s twenty-two years of dedication to Hamline students. Provides a scholarship to a student who is planning a teaching career and who is pursuing the professional education sequence.
J.F.D. Meighen Scholarship
Established in 1959 by a bequest from the estate of Judge John F.D. Meighen, a Hamline trustee from 1925-1957. Preference is given to those preparing for a career in law or public affairs.
The Clarence Nelson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by Leonard E. Tritsch, class of 1949, in honor of Clarence Nelson, 28-year professor of health and physical education, athletic director, and department chair. Awarded to a student in the education department pursuing a teaching career in the field of health and physical education.
C. Leslie and Mary Palmer Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by family and friends of the Reverend C. Leslie Palmer, class of 1939, a United Methodist clergyman. The Fund assists worthy and financially needy preministerial students.
Annette Strand Scherer Robbins Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by a gift from Annette Strand Scherer Robbins, class of 1936. The Fund is awarded to students who are planning a career in teaching or some type of community service and who have both good academic standing and financial need.
Charles Tietgen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1982 under the will of Alice Paddock Tietgen, class of 1919, in memory of her husband Charles. Income is used to assist worthy and needy students, with preference given to those preparing to enter medical school.
Lee and Elsie Workman Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1960 by the Reverend Lee A. Workman in memory of his wife, Elsie Kapphahn Workman, class of 1918. Income provides a scholarship for an upperclass student with financial need and who is planning a career in a church-related profession.
The Norman Albrecht Scholarship Fund
Established in honor of Norman Albrecht, class of 1943 and former Hamline mathematics professor. This merit-based scholarship gives preference to a math major or minor.
Jerry L. Artz Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Professor Jerry Artz in honor of his friends, former students, and his mother, Lorene Artz, and in memory of his father, Wesley Artz. This scholarship is awarded to a first-year student who shows outstanding potential as a physics major and is renewable.
Peter N. Bachman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1960 as the Edward N. and William J. Bachman Scholarship, it was renamed by the family in 1987 in memory of William’s son, Peter. Proceeds are used to aid students who are majoring in biology or pre-med.
Batchelder Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
Established in 1927 by Mrs. Fanny Batchelder in memory of her husband, Dr. Loren Batchelder, professor of chemistry from 1889-1924. Income is awarded to a student who has completed two years in the chemistry department and will continue further work in that department.
Beck Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by Trustee Emeritus Reverend Kenneth Beck, class of 1948, and his wife, Catherine. It aids students in the department of religion who demonstrate excellent scholarship, particularly in the area of ethics.
Carol V. Beggs Scholarship
Established in 2007 by a bequest from the Estate of Carol V. Beggs, class of 1966, for juniors or seniors majoring in chemistry.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ford Bell, Jr. Scholarship
Established in 1966 by Elinor Watson Bell, who earned an MA in music at Hamline in 1946, and her husband, James Ford Bell, Jr. This scholarship is for students majoring in music.
Monroe Bell Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by the Reverend Monroe Bell, class of 1953, to support an outstanding music student with experience in church music or one who actively participates in the life of a church.
Thomas H. Berreman Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Thomas H. Berreman, class of 1956, for students with financial need in the management and economics department.
Stanley A. Bodine Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Marian Bodine in memory of her son, Stanley A. Bodine, class of 1972. This scholarship is awarded to an upperclass economics major with financial need who demonstrates integrity, honesty, and excellence in academics.
Kent H. Bracewell Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Kent H. Bracewell, former chair of the departments of math and physics. Preference is given to a first year physics major. This scholarship is renewable.
The Marjorie Bryden Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by a bequest from Marjorie Ann Bryden, class of 1936, for a deserving student majoring in French or English.
Sarah E. Carpenter Scholarship Fund
Established in 1965 through a bequest by Sarah Carpenter. Preference given to students active in the A Cappella Choir and preparing for some form of religious or social welfare work.
The Carter Scholarship Fund
For a senior chemistry major with an outstanding record. The scholarship was established by Orwin Carter, emeritus trustee, and his wife, Anita.
Henriette Diebold Memorial Art Scholarship
Established in 1973 by friends of Henriette Diebold, who received both a bachelor of arts and a master of arts at Hamline. The annual scholarship is presented to a deserving upperclass student majoring in art.
Nora Janelle Engel Scholarship
Established in 2004 in memory of Nora Janelle Engel by her parents, Norman and Andrea Haverland, class of 1965, Engel and Andrea’s father Fred Haverland. This scholarship supports a math student with a strong commitment to the liberal arts and good potential to succeed.
H.B. Fast Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by Marie Ruth Wall, class of 1944, and her husband Gaylord in memory of Marie Ruth’s father, H.B. Fast. This scholarship supports political science students with financial need, preferably those headed for public service.
Scott Filstrup Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1991 by the family and friends in memory of Scott Filstrup, class of 1988. Scott was a varsity hockey player at Hamline, where he earned his degree in physics and mathematics. Awarded to an upperclass physics major.
Walter J. Frajola Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by Walter J. Frajola, class of 1938, retired professor and director of The Ohio State University Hospitals’ chemistry laboratory. The scholarship supports chemistry majors with financial need, preferably students from Gilbert, Eveleth, or Virginia, Minnesota or the Iron Range.
The Fulford-Karp Family Scholarship
Established by James Fulford, class of 1965, and his wife, Elizabeth Karp Fulford, also class of 1965. Preference shall be given to a physics major or a student majoring in another area of natural science.
Gamble-Skogmo Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 1965 by the Gamble-Skogmo Foundation for the purpose of aiding upperclass students, with preference given to those majoring in business administration or economics.
George W. and Martha W. Hartwell Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1964 in memory of Dr. George and Mrs. Martha Winston Hartwell by their daughters, Lucella Hartwell, Class of 1937, and Georgia Hartwell Killeen, Class of 1939 and friends. Dr. Hartwell was a professor of mathematics and registrar of the college from 1909-1917. Mrs. Hartwell, Class of 1904, taught at Hamline’s preparatory school from 1906-1911. This fund is to support a worthy math major with financial need and is renewable.
Allen L. and Clayton L. Haws Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1965 by the Reverend Lester L. Haws, class of 1931, and Mrs. Haws of Sacramento, California, in memory of their sons, Allen and Clayton. The fund is to benefit an able and worthy male junior, preferably one majoring in management and economics.
The Dale Irwin Hayes Scholarship
Through the efforts of Hamline Trustee Emeritus Shirley Pearl, the Dale Irwin Hayes Scholarship Fund, a perpetual trust, supports Hamline preengineering/physics students. Dr. Pearl is the niece of Dale Irwin Hayes, an inventor of coal-mining equipment.
The John B. Hervey Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by John B. Hervey, Class of 1961. John established this endowment in appreciation for his experience while an undergraduate, and in recognition of the scholarship support he received as a student. This is a tuition scholarship with a preference for a biology major (ecology, natural history, environmental studies) or other science discipline.
Dorothy Meyers Hoel Scholarship
Established by Dorothy Meyers Hoel, class of 1969, in memory of her friend and colleague, Cheri Lunders, who taught French in the Roseville Area schools. Provides scholarship to a student majoring in modern languages without regard for financial need.
Hoffman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by Margaret Hoffman Radke, class of 1945, in memory of her parents, Lucille Denn Hoffman and Roy J. Hoffman, to provide for an annual scholarship award to students majoring in biology and who maintain a B+ grade point average. Preference will be given to those students who have shown that they are most qualified to pursue a career in the health professions, medical research, or in teaching based upon their previous volunteer work or work within Hamline University.
Robert Holliday Scholarship
Established by choir alumni in memory of A Cappella Choir director Robert Holliday, who taught at Hamline from 1942 to 1971 and was also a member of the class of 1930. Awarded to an outstanding A Cappella Choir member, based on musicianship and leadership.
Houle Endowed Scholarship for Economics
Established by Nick, class of 1977, and Teri Houle. Provides scholarships to sophomore, junior, or senior students who are pursuing a degree in economics/management with a concentration in accounting.
The Gwen Stenberg Johnson Memorial Art Scholarship
Established in 2000 under the will of Gwen Stenberg Johnson, class of 1952, for students majoring in art.
Norma Johnson Scholarship for Women in Science
Established for women in science through an estate gift from Norma Johnson, class of 1932.
Scott D. Johnston Scholarship
Established in 1992 by friends in honor of Scott Johnston, Hamline professor of political science for 45 years, including 30 years as chair of the department. The Fund benefits undergraduate students in the social sciences who have demonstrated excellence in their studies and a commitment to improving the life of their communities through public service or careers in international public relations.
Walter A. Kenyon Endowed Biology Scholarship Fund
Established in 1962 with contributions from former students of Dr. Walter A. Kenyon, chairman of the department of biology from 1924 until his retirement in 1962. Income is used as scholarship aid for students majoring in biology.
Shirlie Mansergh Klaus Scholarship
Established in memory of Shirlie Klaus, class of 1948, by her husband Richard Klaus, class of 1950. The Scholarship is awarded to an upperclass student with financial need, with preference given to a music major and/or student in the teacher education program for elementary education.
Larry and Jacquilyn Klopp Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Larry, class of 1957, and Jackie Klopp to support students who are majoring in management and economics.
Fred and Helen Krinkie Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Minnesota Representative Philip Krinkie in memory of Fred and Helen Krinkie, his parents. The Fund assists students with financial need and at least a B average who are majoring in art or art history, with preference given to art history.
George Wesley Linares Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 in memory of George Linares, a sophomore in the College who was killed in a hit-and-run accident near campus. It supports a student majoring or minoring in history who pursues study abroad.
Carl Rudyard Lindgren Mathematics Scholarship
Established in 1972 by Mr. and Mrs. Ivar C. Lindgren, classes of 1923 and 1924, as a memorial to Ivar’s brother Carl Rudyard Lindgren, a mathematics major who graduated from Hamline in 1922 and died in 1926. It is awarded to a freshman student who plans to major in mathematics.
The Verna von Wald Lofstrom Scholarship
Established in 1992 under the will of Verna von Wald Lofstrom, class of 1927, to provide scholarship aid to a student who has performed well academically and is majoring in English or French and minoring in education.
McGonagle Family Education Scholarship
Established by Lewis and Vivian Seibert McGonagle, class of 1949, and their son, Todd McGonagle, class of 1986, in honor of their family and English professors Thomas Beyer and George Vane, as well as theatre professor Anne Simley. Preference shall be given to students seeking an education certificate and an English major.
McGonagle Family Theatre Scholarship
Established by Vivian Seibert McGonagle, class of 1949, and her son, Todd McGonagle, class of 1986, in honor of their family and theatre professors William “Bill” Kimes and Anne Simley. This scholarship supports students with financial need who are majoring or minoring in theatre with an emphasis in technical theatre or design.
Emma Kathrine Malmstrom Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1993 by Carl Malmstrom, class of 1936, in memory of his wife Emma Kathrine. The scholarship supports students majoring in physics.
The 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Chemistry Scholarships
Established in 2000 as an addendum to the original 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Chemistry Fund agreement to add resources to the 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Research Fund, and to establish scholarships to be awarded to students majoring in chemistry who have financial need.
Harold D. and Jane Montgomery Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 by family and friends in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery. Professor Montgomery was a Hamline football and basketball coach from 1947-1965. Proceeds are to be awarded equally to an art student and an athlete.
Perry Moore Chemistry Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Hamline faculty, family, and friends in memory of Dr. Perry W. Moore, professor and chair of the chemistry department from 1939-1970. Awards are made to outstanding students majoring in chemistry.
The Clarence Nelson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by Leonard E. Tritsch, class of 1949, in honor of Clarence Nelson, 28-year professor of health and physical education, athletic director, and department chair. Awarded to a student in the education department pursuing a teaching career in the field of health and physical education.
Donald R. and Dorothy Brown Nottage Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1985 by a bequest under the will of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Nottage, both class of 1931. Income is used to provide scholarships for students pursuing degrees in psychology.
Fern DeVeling Olson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Wilfred Olson in 1986 in memory of his first wife, Fern DeVeling Olson, to benefit music students.
Packard-Younoszai Spanish Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Robert P. Packard, class of 1966, and his wife Ella Mae Packard, to honor his teacher and mentor Professor Barbara Younoszai for her 40 years of dedication to Hamline students. The scholarship supports a promising Spanish major with financial need.
Robert Morris Page Scholarship
Established in 1956 by the late Dr. Robert Morris Page, class of 1927, director of research, U.S. Naval Research Laboratories. Income provides a scholarship for an upperclass undergraduate student who has an outstanding record in physics and has shown leadership in campus activities and service to others.
The Patricia Garletz Paterson Endowed Scholarship in Physical Education
Established in 2000 by a bequest from Norma Ruth Freeborn ‘42, who majored in physical education under Professor Paterson.
The Geneva Hanna Pilgrim Scholarship
Established in 1992 in memory of Geneva Hanna Pilgrim, class of 1937, by her husband, Reverend Walter Pilgrim, to support students in English and history who intend to go to graduate school.
Pilgrim Family Scholarship
Established through an estate gift from Rev. Walter and Dr. Geneva Hanna Pilgrim, class of 1937, to support a student majoring in the humanities.
Jean J. Pinkerton Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Judith Bailey, Class of 1966, in memory of her friend Jean J. Pinkerton to support one full-time upperclass undergraduate student with financial need who is enrolled in the teaching licensure program and will be student teaching.
The Richard E. Pontinen Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by former students in honor of Professor Emeritus Richard E. Pontinen, professor of physics. It is a merit-based scholarship awarded to incoming first-year physics students.
John F. Roatch Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 by John F. Roatch, class of 1948, to assist students in the social sciences. Preference will be given to seniors with academic achievement and financial need who plan to attend graduate school in social work.
Mary Ewing Roatch Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 by Mary Ewing Roatch, class of 1948, to assist English majors who have demonstrated academic excellence in literary criticism, as well as financial need. Preference will be given to sophomore or junior students who pursue a departmental honors project, and who have indicated an intention to attend graduate school in English.
The Wesley St. John Scholarship in Global Awareness
Established in memory of Professor Wesley St. John, who taught at Hamline from 1953 to 1992. Supports students in international studies or political science who have a demonstrated commitment to cross-cultural awareness.
Lois Bolyard Schwoebel Music Scholarship
Established in 1976 by Dr. Richard Schwoebel, class of 1953, in memory of his wife, Lois Bolyard Schwoebel, class of 1952. Income provides an award to a music major who has demonstrated outstanding ability in scholarship and/or performance.
The Simley Scholarship
Established in 1968 and revised in 1992 to serve as a memorial to both Professor Emeritus Anne Simley and her mother, Karen Simley. Professor Simley taught speech and dramatics from 1930-1958. The scholarship provides annual awards to students with special interest in theatre and communications.
The Susan Roxanne Smith-Gulitti Scholarship
Established in memory of Susan Roxanne Smith-Gulitti, class of 1977, by her husband Steven. The scholarship will support students majoring in international or environmental studies with preference given to Native American or other women of color.
Page Butler Stevens Music Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Life Trustee Ronald, class of 1956, and Marilyn Mitsch in honor of Page Butler Stevens, a music teacher for 34 years in the Roseville Area Schools. Preference is given to music education students or those active in the music department.
Judge Stanley N. Thorup Scholarship Fund
Established by Bernadette Thorup in memory of her husband, Stanley N. Thorup. The Fund provides an annual scholarship award to a student within the College of Liberal Arts who is majoring in political science and has demonstrated financial need. Preference for the award shall be given to a U.S. citizen.
The Arturo Tienken Endowed Prize
Established in 1999 by Professor Barbara Younoszai in memory of Professor Arturo Tienken. Awarded to an outstanding student in Spanish.
Joseph Norio Uemura Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by Philip and Marilyn Steffen Krasowski, both class of 1971, to honor Professor Emeritus Joseph Norio Uemura, who taught philosophy from 1966-1994. Preference shall be given to students who major or minor in philosophy, but need not exclude others who demonstrate a serious commitment to the liberal arts.
The Vane Scholarship Program
Established in 1994 by Professor George T. Vane to provide scholarships to eligible students who are upperclass English majors.
Larry and Irene Whiteley Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established through a bequest from Irene Whiteley, in memory of her son, who graduated from Hamline in 1957 as a theatre major. It is to provide tuition scholarships to one or more full-time undergraduate students who are majoring in theatre.
Warren and Gayle Woodcock Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by Gayle Lutz Woodcock, class of 1918. Her husband, Warren, was a member of the class of 1915. Awarded to a student majoring in economics/management and a student majoring in music.
Ellis Wyatt Biology Scholarship for Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Established in 2005 through the estate of Professor Emeritus Ellis Wyatt, who taught biology from 1971-1994. It supports a junior biology major who is studying ecology or environmental sciences.
United Methodist Scholarships
Anna E. Akins Fund
Established in 1892 by a bequest from Anna Akins of Prescott, Wisconsin, in memory of her son. Awarded to children of United Methodist ministers.
Willard S. and Beverly J. Allin Scholarship
Established by Beverly Allin, class of 1945, and her late husband Rev. Willard Allin, a Hamline trustee from 1971-1987. The scholarship assists students with financial need, with preference given to United Methodist students.
Sarah and Chester Ellingson Scholarship Fund
Established by Sarah and Chester Ellingson in 1994. The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship award to one or more undergraduate students who are United Methodist in religious affiliation. Such students shall have been members of a United Methodist congregation within the United States for a minimum of three years prior to receiving this award. Priority will be given to first-year students who have demonstrated the potential for achieving academic excellence and who have demonstrated financial need.
Gail V. Hurst Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 with an estate gift to support students who are preparing for Christian service.
Dr. Albert L. and Mrs. Edith Koeneke Scholarship
Established in 1954 by Ruth Alice Smith of Saint Paul in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Koeneke. Dr. Koeneke was pastor of the Dayton’s Bluff Methodist Church in Saint Paul from 1896-1907. Preference is given to sons and daughters of Methodist ministers.
Reverend John Lowe Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1961 by Dr. Wesley G. Lowe, class of 1932, in memory of his father, class of 1903. The income provides scholarships for needy students, with preference given to those preparing to enter the ministry of the United Methodist Church.
The Minnesota United Methodist Conference Scholarship Fund
Established in 1964 by the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church. Income from a portion of the annual appropriation to Hamline University is placed in the endowment and the proceeds are used for scholarships and grants, preferably to United Methodist students.
Dr. Charles Nelson Pace Scholarship Fund
Established in 1957 by friends and family in memory of Dr. Charles Nelson Pace, president of Hamline University from 1934-1948. Preference is given to students who plan to become United Methodist ministers.
Martha A. Watkins Fund
Established in 1896 by a bequest from Martha A. Watkins. Awarded to young men preparing for the ministry in the United Methodist Church.
Franklin M. Zentz Scholarship Fund
Established in 1964 by Ruth Alice Smith in honor of the Reverend Franklin Zentz. Income is used to assist students who are children of ministers. Diversity and Gender-Based Scholarships
Ethel Berg Barton Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 under the will of Ethel Berg Barton for one or more worthy young women from Annapolis, Maryland, or Saint Paul, Minnesota. The distributions will help pay the cost of tuition, fees, room, board, and incidental expenses and will provide spending money for the recipient.
Bradley Kent Benjamin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1983 in memory of Bradley Benjamin, class of 1982, by his family and friends. Bradley was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter M. Benjamin, both members of the class of 1950. Dr. Benjamin, an emeritus professor, taught in the department of religion from 1966 to 1994. The fund is to benefit students who have shown great persistence and dedication in pursuing an education.
Engquist Endowed Scholarship for Native Americans
Established in 1990 by Richard Engquist, class of 1954, a writer dramatist, and teacher, for the benefit of undergraduate Native American students, with a preference given to those living in Minnesota.
Virginia E. Fertig Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1999 under the will of Virginia E. Fertig, class of 1927. The scholarship assists unmarried female students with financial need from Saint Paul and who reside off campus.
Ferna Flint Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1904 by Mrs. Ferna Flint in memory of her daughter Ferna, class of 1906, who died during her sophomore year. Scholarships are awarded to worthy young women.
Anna Arnold Hedgeman Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 by members of the 2004-2005 Wesley Scholars to promote diversity among the student body by supporting student leaders of color with financial need.
Rachel Knecht Scholarship FundEstablished in 1962 by the class of 1963 in memory of Rachel Knecht, who died during her junior year. Awarded to female students.
Louisa A. Kroll Scholarship No. 3
Established in 1971 by Louisa Kroll, class of 1923, a teacher and government employee who lived most of her life in Washington, DC, to assist worthy young women in obtaining an education at Hamline University.
The Andrew Austin Mahle Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Stephen and Trustee Kathi Austin Mahle in memory of their son. It provides support to one or more students of color from Saint Paul who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and leadership.
The Merv Meyer and Jeff D. Nash Scholarship
Established in memory of Professor Merv Meyer, who died in 1997, and in honor of his longtime partner, Jeff Nash. Awarded to an upperclass gay or lesbian student involved in community service.
Miller Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 with a gift from Carol Miller Jackson, class of 1939. Proceeds benefit academically successful students whose efforts contribute to understanding among people, with special consideration given to transfer students and international students.
The Prince Family Endowed Fund
Established in 2001 by Trustee Robb and Jackie Prince, currently supporting scholarships with preference given to minority students. Future additional use(s) may be defined.
Dorothy Bridgman Rood Scholarship Fund
Established in 1966 by a bequest under the will of Dorothy Bridgman Atkinson Rood, class of 1909, the first woman member of the Hamline Board of Trustees, serving from 1954-1965. Her father, Dr. George H. Bridgman, was president of the University from 1883-1912. Benefits young women attending Hamline.
Mrs. John E. Rounds Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1925 by Emily Speechley Whitacre. Income is used to benefit young women who are preparing to enter fields of service.
Barbara Simmons Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2002 to support students with financial need and good academic standing who, like those that Assistant Dean Barbara Simmons worked with most, are either African-American or students with a disability.
The Susan Roxanne Smith-Gulitti Scholarship
Established in memory of Susan Roxanne Smith-Gulitti, class of 1977, by her husband Steven. The scholarship will support students majoring in international or environmental studies with preference given to Native American or other minority men and women.
Harold B. and Helen N. Shapira Scholarship Award
Established in 1987 by a bequest from Harold and Helen Shapira, friends of Hamline. Income is used to provide scholarship aid for an Israeli student.
Julia Walker Smith Scholarship Fund
Established in 1920 by Ernest F. Smith, a member of the Board of Trustees from 19241932, in honor of his wife Julia Walker Smith who attended Hamline preparatory school from 1880-1884. Awarded to female students.
Russell and Blanche Sweitzer Scholarship Fund
Established in 1979 by family and friends of Blanche Heneman Sweitzer, class of 1911. She was the wife of J. Russell Sweitzer, also of the class of 1911. He was a Hamline Trustee from 1935-1988. Awarded to female students.
C.E. Vanderburgh Fund
Established in 1891 by C.E. Vanderburgh in memory of his wife and daughter, both named Julia M. Vanderburgh. Scholarships are awarded to female students.
Wasie Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to full-time undergraduate or Law School student who have financial need. Preference is given to students of Polish ancestry.
Martha A. Watkins Fund
Established in 1896 by a bequest from Martha A. Watkins. Awarded to young men preparing for the ministry in the United Methodist Church.
Jenny Watt Memorial Fund
Established in 1945 under the will of Jenny B. Watt, class of 1914. Miss Watt was a native of Saint Paul and a teacher in greater Minnesota. Awarded to upperclass women students.
William Gere Westfall Scholarship Fund
Established in 1935 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Westfall. Mr. Westfall served as a Hamline Trustee from 1922-1933. Up to a full tuition scholarship is awarded to a male student.
Emma C. Wilson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1959 by a bequest from Emma C. Wilson, an 1898 graduate of the Asbury Methodist Hospital training program for nurse deaconesses. Awarded to female students.
Scholarships Based on Location
Lewis L. Barlow Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Lewis L. Barlow, class of 1923, for Hamline students from Sleepy Eye Minnesota High School.
Ehlers Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by a bequest from Martin A. Ehlers who was the father of Thomas M. Ehlers, class of 1959. Scholarships awarded to students from agrarian communities in southwestern Minnesota; namely, the area bounded by Interstate 94 and 35W, excluding the seven-county Twin Cities metro area and excluding the metropolitan communities of Mankato and Fargo-Moorhead.
The Bryce and Nora Johnston Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by Bryce, class of 1948, and Nora Johnston for students who graduated from Johnson High School in Saint Paul and who have financial need.
Alice B. Morley Scholarship
Established in 1968 with a gift from Alice B. Morley. Awarded to students from Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, or from other areas of the State.
Scott and Benoit Schoen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1983 with a gift from Scott and Benoit Schoen. Scott Schoen, class of 1928, was editor of the Redwood Falls Gazette. Income from the fund is to be awarded to high school graduates from Redwood County or the Franklin, Morton, Danube, Echo, or Wood Lake Schools.
Luella and Arthur Seberg Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by Dr. Donald C. Seberg, class of 1937, and Josephine I. Seberg in memory of Donald’s parents. The Fund supports students from Lake City, Minnesota, or Southeastern Minnesota.
The Wayzata High School Scholarship Fund
Established by anonymous donors to attract quality students from the Wayzata School District to Hamline and promote the values of Hamline University, which encourages strong citizens of the future.
Study Abroad Scholarships
The Frank Dubinskas Endowed Scholarship Fund
This international study abroad scholarship is in memory of anthropology professor Frank Dubinskas.
The Genevieve Rust Ehlers Endowed Fund
Established in 2001 by a bequest from Martin A. Ehlers, the father of Trustee Thomas M. Ehlers, class of 1959, to provide art students with special opportunities to study art outside of the regular classroom or studio, and to study art abroad.
Holt Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by Ann E. Holt in memory of her parents Darrel and Elizabeth Lunde Holt, both class of 1936, to provide scholarships to students studying abroad.
SALAS: Student Aid for Latin American Studies
Established in 1997 by Professor Emeritus Don Irish, who taught sociology, in memory of his wife, Betty Ruth Osborn Irish. The fund provides money for expenses during study abroad in Latin America.
Karl Aaron Stumpf Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by family and friends of Karl Stumpf, class of 1984. Income is used to provide an annual award to enable a creative arts student to study art in foreign countries.
George Vane International Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by Beth Karp Fulford and Jim Fulford, both class of 1965, and others in honor of Professor George Vane who taught English from 1948-1988. In recognition of Professor Vane’s love of international travel, it supports a student studying abroad.
Scholarships for Community Service and Other Activities
Robert and Shirley Bogue Scholarship
Established in 1992 by the children of Robert and Shirley Bogue, both class of 1941, in honor of their involvement in the Oracle and their careers as newspaper publishers. It assists students who have an interest in journalism; preference is given to students interested in print journalism and/or who have staff experience on the Oracle.
Burger King Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1995 through contributions from the Burger King Corporation. The scholarship is awarded, through a competitive essay, to students whose lives have been positively influenced by athletics.
The Allen R. and Ann Taylor DeBoer Scholarship Fund
The scholarship is awarded to upperclass students who have both good academic standing (“B” average or better) and financial need. Preference may be given to those who participate in extra-curricular activities or community service. If the recipients maintain good academic standing, the scholarship may be renewed.
Alison Durfey Memorial Endowed Fund
Established in 1999 by Judith L. Durfey, class of 1963, in memory of her daughter Alison, class of 1991. Awarded to a student in the College of Liberal Arts who has been involved in community service, with preference given to the student who best exemplifies Alison’s interests in alleviating hunger and homelessness.
Unrestricted Scholarships/Scholarships Based on Financial Need
Walter F. Alt and Ina D. Anderson Alt Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 by a bequest of Ina Anderson Alt, class of 1924. Ina Alt, an attorney, was a pioneer in the promotion of women in public life and government.
Lucille Mae Wetzig Austin Scholarship Fund
Established in 1980 in memory of Lucille Mae Wetzig Austin, class of 1929, by her husband, the Reverend Charles L. Austin.
The Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frederic Baumhofer Scholarship
Established in 1984 under the will of Mrs. Earl Baumhofer. Earl Frederic Baumhofer, class of 1913, served as pastor to a number of Methodist churches in the Northern Minnesota Conference.
Maude E. Bell Scholarship
Established in 1966 by a bequest of Maude E. Bell, class of 1906. Miss Bell was an elementary and high school teacher in Wisconsin.
Signe Astrid Benson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1961 from the proceeds of a trust created by Signe Benson Page, class of 1926, a retired school teacher who lived and taught in Washington DC. She died in 1990.
Beth S. Bishop Trust Fund for Scholarships and Loans
Established in 2000 from the proceeds of a trust created by Beth S. Bishop, class of 1926, a retired teacher from Mankato High School.
The Dorothy Bren Educational Trust Scholarship
Established in 1982 by a bequest from Dorothy Bren, a native of Pine City, Minnesota, and a member of Hopkins United Methodist Church.
Harry A. Bullis Scholarship
Established in 1982 with a gift from Harry A. Bullis, Hamline trustee from 1956-1963. He was president and chairman of General Mills during the 1940s and 1950s and a member of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.
Butters Family Scholarship
Established in 2005 by members of the Butters family in appreciation of their Hamline University legacy and in memory of George A. Butters, class of 1926; Joseph Leonard Butters, class of 1927; and Robert Bruce Butters, class of 1951. It supports students who demonstrate good potential to succeed, character, and good citizenship.
Class of 1939 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1989 by the Class of 1939 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion.
Class of 1942 Legacy Scholarship
Established in 1992 by members of the Class of 1942 for the benefit of students who have financial need but are generally not eligible for a Minnesota State Grant or a Pell Grant. The award is to be divided equally between two students each year.
Class of 1943 Scholarship
Established in 1993 by members of the class of 1943 for the benefit of students.
Class of 1944 Scholarship
Established in 1994 by the 1944 reunion committee for the benefit of students.
Class of 1948 Scholarship
Established by members of the class of 1948 to benefit Hamline students.
Class of 1950 Scholarship
Created by the Class of 1950 in honor of their 50-year reunion for returning students with financial need and strong work ethic.
Class of 1953 Scholarship Fund
Established by the Class of 1953 Reunion Committee in honor of their 50th reunion in 2003 to support an undergraduate student who has financial need, demonstrates potential to succeed, or both.
Class of 1955 Endowed Scholarship
Established by members of the Class of 1955 in honor of their 50-year reunion. It supports students with financial need.
Clara B. Congdon Scholarship Fund
Established in 1949 by Mrs. Clara Congdon of Duluth. The fund was later augmented with gifts from her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Congdon, also of Duluth.
C.F. Codere Scholarship
Established in 1964 from the estate of Charles F. Codere of St. Paul, former chairman of the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company.
Dahl Family Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Allan and Janie Ditonno Dahl, both class of 1965, to support students with financial need. Preference shall be given to a student with strong character and a concern for ethical behavior who is experiencing financial hardship.
Patricia M. Driscoll Scholarship Fund
Established in 1974 by family and friends in memory of Patricia Driscoll, class of 1975, who was killed in an auto accident.
W. Morley and Ora Edmunds Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 by a bequest of Leal Edmunds in memory of her parents, W. Morley and Ora Edmunds, classes of 1898 and 1901. Proceeds provide scholarship aid for needy or exceptional students.
Esso Education Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1962 with gifts from the Esso Education Foundation (now the Exxon Education Foundation).
The Margaret Barnes/Dollie Barnes Flinn Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1980 by Elizabeth Barnes, class of 1926, in memory of her mother, Margaret Barnes and her sister, Dollie Barnes Flynn. The fund is for the benefit of students who have financial need and scholastic ability.
Friends of Hamline Scholarship in Memory of Alice St. John
Established in 1987 by the Friends of Hamline in memory of Alice St. John, a former president of the group.
Mildred Fitschen Garber Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1959 by the late Dr. Ralph J. Garber, a horticulturist, in memory of his wife, Mildred Fitschen Garber; class of 1915.
Kenneth Gelston Memorial Fund
Established in 1964 in memory of Kenneth W. Gelston, class of 1963, by family and friends.
Griffin Family Scholarship
Established in 2002 by Muriel Andrews Griffin, class of 1942, in memory of her late husband Edward L. Griffin, class of 1943, and in gratitude for the liberal arts education that four of their five children received at Hamline. It supports students with financial need, preferably those who don’t qualify for a Pell grant.
Martin Theodore and Ella Louisa Gunderson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1917 by the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin T. Gunderson of Kenyon, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hall Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1960 by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. J. H. Hall in memory of her husband James, an attorney, Minnesota state senator, and Hamline trustee from 1926-1949.
The Walter S. Hatcher Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1998 under the will of Walter S. Hatcher, class of 1920, for deserving undergraduate students, with preference being given to those in financial need.
August A. Herrmann Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship awards to Hamline students who have proven need and ability. August A. Herrmann graduated from Hamline University in 1916.
Frank Corrin Hodgson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1961 with gifts from Frank Corrin Hodgson. Hodgson was a Saint Paul attorney who served as a Hamline trustee from 1941-1965.
Thomas Corrin Hodgson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1980 by the estate of Frank Corrin Hodgson, Saint Paul attorney and Hamline trustee from 1941-1965, in honor of his father, Thomas Corrin Hodgson.
Joseph P. Jefferis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by a bequest from Fern Jefferis Nichols, class of 1924, in memory of her father.
Alice E. Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 from the proceeds of a trust created by Alice E. Johnson, class of 1929, a retired school teacher.
Barbara and Raymond E. Johnson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Raymond E. Johnson, class of 1954, in memory of his late wife, Barbara Hamilton Johnson, class of 1953.
The Ivan T. Jones Scholarship
Established by Ivan T. Jones, class of 1915, providing financial support for needy students.
Kirby Jones Scholarship Fund
Established in 1965 under the will of Kirby Jones, a Duluth school teacher and businessman.
Charles W. Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Charles R. Kemp, class of 1948, in memory of his father Charles W. Kemp to support successful students who have encountered unexpected or unusual hardship and who, with extra help, will be able to graduate.
Samuel F. Kerfoot Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1983 by Margaret Kerfoot Jennison, class of 1923, in memory of her father, Samuel Fletcher Kerfoot, class of 1889. Dr. Kerfoot was president of Hamline University from 1912-1927.
Dr. James S. and Edna King Memorial Fund
Established in 1963 in memory of Dr. and Mrs. James S. King by their family and friends. Edna Huser King was a member of the class of 1903. Dr. King served Hamline from 1901-1952 as professor of Greek and Modern and Romance languages.
Sarah Stegner Koch Scholarship
Established in 1958 by Dr. Sumner L. Koch, class of 1908 and honorary degree recipient in 1958, Marguerite Koch Johnson, class of 1923, and Leonora Koch Hoff and Clinton H. Koch, both class of 1905, in memory of their mother, Sarah Stegner Koch. The principal donor, Dr. Sumner Koch, was a professor emeritus of surgery at Northwestern Medical School, where he was a member of the faculty from 1912-1953.
Curt A. Larson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1958 by a bequest under the will of Curt Larson, a friend of Hamline.
Harvey P. Leavitt Scholarship
Established in 1967 through a bequest by Harvey P. Leavitt, class of 1908, to assist worthy students.
Mrs. Roger I. Lee Scholarship Fund
Established in 1964 with gifts from Mrs. Roger I. Lee of Minneapolis. Mrs. Lee was a descendant of the Chamberlain and Thorpe families, both of whom played important roles in Hamline’s early years. Her father, Francis Chamberlain, was a member of Hamline’s Board of Trustees from 1888-1935 and a member of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church for almost 60 years.
The John W. Mahan Scholarship Fund
Established in 1957 by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Hortense Mahan and her daughter Marjorie Mahan in memory of their husband and father, John W. Mahan, a Saint Paul businessman and active member of First Trinity Methodist Church in that city.
The Alice Hyatt Merrill Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 by Barbara J. Merrill in memory of her mother Alice Hyatt Merrill. Alice graduated from Hamline University in 1922 where she studied education and history and was very active on campus. The purpose of the Fund is to assist Hamline in providing tuition scholarships to students with financial need.
John C. Miller Scholarship Fund
Established in 1960 with a bequest from the estate of John C. Miller, class of 1894, who served as Hamline trustee from 1941-1949.
Richard Montgomery Scholarship Fund
Established in 1979 in memory of Richard D. Montgomery, class of 1965, by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Deane Montgomery, and friends. Deane Montgomery graduated with the class of 1929 and was professor emeritus at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University.
George and Barbara Munich Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 under the will of Lillian V. Castell, a friend of Hamline University, in memory of her parents, George and Barbara Munich.
Dorothy Niazi Scholarship Fund
Established in 1968 with gifts from Dorothy Niazi, MD, class of 1970, and supplemented with a gift from her husband, Dr. Suad Niazi, after her death in 1970.
Mabel Nordberg Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by the Mabel Nordberg Trust for the benefit of students having financial need.
Reuben Nordberg Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 through the estate of John Nordberg in memory of his brother Reuben, class of 1911. It provides scholarship aid to financially needy students who show scholastic ability.
Established in 1955 with gifts from John and Richard Ordway, Saint Paul businessmen and civic leaders.
Della M. Palmer Scholarship Fund
Established in 1960 by a bequest from the estate of Della M. Palmer, class of 1890, a school teacher who taught in northern Minnesota and Michigan.
Carl R. Peterson Endowed Memorial Fund
Established in 1973 by sisters Annie and Elly Peterson in memory of their brother, Carl Peterson, class of 1925.
Rose Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1975 in memory of Rose Peterson by her husband, George L. Peterson, class of 1926. George Peterson was editorial page editor of the Minneapolis Star and a Hamline Trustee from 1966-1982.
Orpha and Clark Pettengill Scholarship Fund
Established in 1976 by Clark and Orpha Pettengill, classes of 1925 and 1932. Clark was an executive with St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company; Orpha worked in Hamline’s Registrar’s office for many years.
Reader’s Digest Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 1965 with gifts from the Reader’s Digest Foundation.
Charles R. and Nellie C. Richardson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1962 with gifts from friends of Charles R. Richardson and his wife Nellie, both members of the class of 1914.
Dr. Clarence Rife Scholarship Fund
Established in 1971 by family and friends in memory of Dr. Clarence Rife, professor of history from 1922-1956 and chairman of the department 19271956.
Mrs. J. Arthur Rinkel Scholarship Fund
Established in 1962 with a bequest from Mrs. J. Arthur Rinkel, whose daughter, Jane Rinkel Rollwagen, graduated from Hamline with the class of 1940.
Bertha P. and Henry J. Rohde Scholarship Fund
Established in 1962 with a gift from Henry J. Rohde, class of 1907, and later augmented with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Rohde’s estate. Rohde taught at Minneapolis Central High School for 38 years and was the author of numerous textbooks.
The Preston, Mary and Ada Rowell Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 with a bequest from Ada D. Rowell, class of 1929.
Virtue J. Sanford Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 with a bequest from Minneapolis school teacher Virtue Jane Sanford, class of 1938, for unrestricted scholarships.
Saunders Family Scholarship
Established by Walter B. Saunders, chair of the Hamline University Board of Trustees from 1996-1998.
William John and Irene Parish Scarborough Scholarship
Established in 1976 by Irene Scarborough, class of 1931, in memory of her husband, Dr. William Scarborough, class of 1933.
The Dr. and Mrs. Donald C. Seberg Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by Dr. Donald C. Seberg, class of 1937, and Mrs. Josephine Seberg. It is awarded to qualified students who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance.
Bertram A. and Anstis Stebbins Shuman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1962 by New York area alumni in memory of Bertram and Anstis Shuman, members of the class of 1898.
Lodema Belle Shuman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1959 by a bequest from Dr. Ronald B. Shuman, class of 1928, in memory of his mother, Lodema Belle Shuman.
Elizabeth Sibbald Memorial Fund
Established in 1977 by family and friends of Elizabeth Sibbald, Hamline director of placement from 1955-1965.
Lorraine Hadlich Stryk Scholarship Fund
Established in 1965 on the recommendation of Dr. Paul H. Giddens, president of Hamline University from 1953-1968, in memory of his secretary, Lorraine Hadlich Stryk.
William Elliott Thompson Fund
Established in 1960 by a bequest from Marcena P. Thompson in memory of her husband William, professor of Latin from 1889-1918.
Thorpe Scholarship Fund
Established in 1983 by the James R. Thorpe Foundation. The Thorpe family has a historic relationship with Hamline University through the Reverend Samuel R. Thorpe, professor of mathematics from 1861-1863, when Hamline University was located in Red Wing, Minnesota.
The James H. Treanor Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2001 through the estate of the late James H. Treanor, class of 1955, for students with financial need.
Vane Scholarship Program
Established in 1994 by Dr. George T. Vane, emeritus professor, for upperclass English majors.
Janice Hoffman Way Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Janice Hoffman Way, class of 1960, for students with financial need. Preference shall be given to a student who enters college after one or more years of work, military or community service, or family responsibilities.
Lucille B. Webster Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 with a bequest from the estate of Lucille B. Webster, a friend of Hamline and member of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.
Bert N. Wheeler Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1981 by Isabelle Wheeler Park of Minneapolis in memory of her father, Bert N. Wheeler, class of 1894. The fund was augmented by Hubert and Arle Wheeler of Duluth, Mrs. Park’s brother and a member of the Board of Trustees from 1966-1987.
Michael D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1967 by the family and friends of Michael Wilson, class of 1970, who died while he was a student.
In addition to endowed scholarships, individuals and corporations support Hamline University students with funds provided each year for scholarships. For example, in 2006-2007, the following scholarships were available:
The Hamline-Forest Lake High School Student Scholarship
Provides support for a first-year student with preference given to Forest Lake High School students, and then students in Washington County.
Hamline University Diversity Scholarship
This undergraduate award recognizes academic achievement and gives preference to participants in one of the nation’s top youth-serving organizations: National Urban League; YMCA’s National Black/Minority Achievers Program; National INROADS, Inc.; National TRIO Programs; and the National I Have A Dream Project.
McVay Foundation Grants
These grants are intended for undergraduate students who plan to enter vocations in the human services, especially ministry, teaching, social work, counseling, or other related areas.
Neil J. Vail Scholarship
Created by Elda Vail in loving memory of her husband, Neil J. Vail, class of 1953. Awarded to a junior, or a senior who will be student teaching, either as a senior or as a recent postbaccalaureate returning to Hamline for licensure.