Hardin-Simmons University provides excellent scholarships for high achieving international students who desire to study in the United States at our Abilene, Texas campus.
After receiving admission to the university, international students are eligible to be evaluated for these scholarships. HSU considers a student’s academic records, college entrance exam scores, co-curricular involvement, enrollment status, and anticipated major when awarding scholarships to an international.
The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values. Hardin-Simmons University will be an innovative community of servant scholars engaging the minds and nurturing the spirits of future Christian leaders.
Hardin–Simmons University was founded as Abilene Baptist College in 1891 by the Sweetwater Baptist Association and a group of cattlemen and pastors who sought to bring Christian higher education to the Southwest. The purpose of the school would be “to lead students to Christ, teach them of Christ, and train them for Christ.” The original land was donated to the university by rancher C.W. Merchant. It was the first school of higher education established in Texas west of Fort Worth. The school was renamed Simmons College in 1892 in honor of an early contributor, James B. Simmons. By 1907 it claimed an enrollment of 524 and a staff of 49. In 1925, it became Simmons University. It was renamed Hardin–Simmons University in 1934 in honor of Mary and John G. Hardin, who were also major contributors. The university has been associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941.
The university publicly experienced financial challenges in the late 2010s continuing into 2020 as the state and the Baptist General Convention of Texas reduced the funding levels of programs in which the university participates. In 2018, the university ended 9 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs and closed 5 campus extensions (Logsdon Seminary campuses in Coppell, Lubbock, Corpus Christi and McAllen; Acton MBA Program in Austin). These changes also included terminations of staff and faculty. Two years later, in 2020, the university announced that it would close Logsdon Seminary and end an additional 22 academic programs with accompanying terminations of staff and faculty.
The university was granted an exception to Title IX in 2016 which allows it to legally discriminate against LGBT students for religious reasons.
Requirements and evaluation criteria for international student scholarships are subject to change. Institutional scholarships are applied to fall and spring semesters only for on-campus undergraduate students and are tuition-specific. Students must apply for institutional scholarships through Scholarship Central.
This is a $14,000 scholarship opportunity and will only be awarded to selected students.
Eligibility criteria for the Presidents Scholarships
- Applicants must be freshman students.
- Applicants are required to have scored 1230 on SAT, 26 on the ACT, or 81 on CLT
- Applicants are required to have a 3.25 GPA.
- Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
- TOEFL IBT – 79
- IELTS – 6.5
- Duolingo – 95
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: $14,000
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
Method of Application: Students are required to make their admission applications on the designated university portal.
Application Deadline: 1st June 2022