Academic scholarships

Henderson State University offers a wide variety of academic scholarships for incoming and transfer students. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application. To be considered, students must be admitted to the university. This includes submitting an application for admission, official ACT/SAT scores, and an official transcript. Early application is recommended as scholarships are competitive.

To be considered for an academic scholarship,  you must submit your entire application packet (application, scores, transcript) prior to June 1.

Application for Admission/Scholarship

Distinguished Freshman Scholarship - $11,000 + $1,000 per year residence hall/campus housing credit

  • 3.5 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 31-36
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Presidential Scholarship
Tier 1: $9,500 + $500 per year residence hall/campus housing credit

  • 3.5 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 28-30
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Tier 2: $9,000 + $500 per year residence hall/campus housing credit

  • 3.25 to 3.49 high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 28-36
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

University Centurium Scholarship
Tier 1: $7,000

  • 3.5 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 25-27
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each academic year

Tier 2: $6,500

  • 3.25 to 3.49 high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 25-27
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each academic year

Red and Gray Scholarship
Tier 1: $4,000

  • 3.25 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 23-24
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the end of each academic year

Tier 2: $3,500

  • 3.0 to 3.24 high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 23-36
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the end of each academic year

Reddie Achievement
$2,500

  • 2.5 high school cumulative GPA and ACT 20-22   OR
  • 2.50 to 2.99 high school cumulative GPA and ACT 20-36
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the end of each academic year

Transfer Scholarships

  • Available to qualified students transferring from community colleges and four-year institutions.
  • Students seeking fall term entry must be admitted prior to June 1st.
  • Students seeking spring term entry must be admitted prior to November 1st.

Tier 1: $4,500

  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • 24 or more transferable hours
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each academic year

Tier 2: $4,000

  • 3.0 to 3.49 GPA
  • 24 or more transferable hours
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each academic year