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Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service.

Founded in 1893, Hood offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 33 major fields of study, 16 master's degrees and 13 certificate programs and a certification program in education. The first doctoral degrees in Hood College history and in the Frederick region will be offered in fall 2016. Hood's small class sizes, extraordinary faculty, and a dynamic learning environment contribute to an exceptional educational experience.

Hood's picturesque 50-acre campus is ideally situated in the middle of charming, historic Frederick, Maryland. The City of Frederick hosts a unique mix of heritage and youthfulness, entertainment, culture and recreation. Students head downtown to shop, sample fare at any number of eclectic restaurants, hear local bands and attend special events hosted by the city. Hood's proximity to major biological research centers, multinational corporations, technology companies and the nation's capital gives students access to a wealth of internship and employment opportunities not available at most small colleges.

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The name of Hodson is inextricably linked and synonymous with the success that Hood College has achieved in its first century. The name is found throughout the College: Hodson Outdoor Theater, the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center, the Hodson Science and Technology Center, and most recently, the Beneficial-Hodson Library and Information Technology Center.

Funding from The Hodson Trust has had a transformational impact on the quality of our educational programs. Faculty members have undertaken research projects through Beneficial-Hodson Faculty Fellowships, and the College has a fully funded Beneficial Chair in Economics. It also established the Hodson Trust Professorship in Nursing and funding for equipment for the new nursing lab facility in the Hodson Science and Technology Center.

Through the generosity of The Hodson Trust, many students have received critical financial support from the Beneficial-Hodson Endowed Fund for Academic Excellence. campus buildingEstablished in 1978, The Hodson Trust Academic Scholarship is the most prestigious honor scholarship, offered to students with outstanding academic ability. Each year a limited number of students who have excelled in their secondary school programs are invited by the College to apply for these four-year awards. Both U.S. residents and international students may receive consideration for the awards.

The Hodson-Gilliam Diversity Scholarship at Hood College, named in honor of James H. Gilliam, Jr., encourages applications from students with demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to diversity.

Hodson Foundation Scholarships were established in 2009 and are presented annually to students based upon academic merit.

For additional information about these and other scholarship and financial aid opportunities, contact Hood College at 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701-8575 or call 301-696-3411. You may also direct your requests to finaid@hood.edu.

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