More than $4 Million in New Money Designated to Establish Academic Opportunities for Hampton University Students

Hampton University students and alumni have greatly benefited from Dr. William R. Harvey’s legendary tenure at the helm of this world-class institution.

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey’s contributions as a true transformational leader in the world of education and beyond are demonstrated by the greater level of access to education he created for students through his business acumen. One such example is the marvelous growth in the amount of scholarship funds that have been made to Hampton University students since his arrival. This total now stands at more than $34 million annually. He has continued to add to this tangible support for students with three new scholarships. 

“In establishing the CharacterLegacy and Merit Scholarships and designating $3 million dollars in renewable awards for eligible students, our dynamic and visionary leader, Dr. William R. Harvey has yet again demonstrated his spirit of commitment and generosity to our students,” said Angela Boyd, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission. “I am absolutely thrilled that Hampton University is acknowledging both students of high character and those students who have chosen to follow in the footsteps of their loved ones who have had the “Hampton Experience.  Family and tradition have always been the cornerstones of shared experiences at Hampton, and I am hopeful that these scholarships will inspire many of our alumni to send their children and grandchildren to what I consider to be the best University on the planet! I am also thrilled our President is initiating a means to reward our continuing students who are excelling in the classroom as well.”

Character Scholarship

General Samuel L. Chapman Armstrong, the illustrious founder, and Dr. William R. Harvey, the legendary 12th President of Hampton University share a similar philosophy: A focus on excellence in academics and character are essential tools for success in life. Both distinguished gentlemen believe that of the two, character is most important.

Hampton University is pleased to announce a new Character Scholarship that has been created to recognize students who have demonstrated good character traits. Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, Hampton University is now awarding 100 first-time freshman students a $10,000 renewable scholarship.

Admitted freshmen students who have remaining financial need may submit an essay on the topic: How I Have Demonstrated Excellence in Character. Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor that addresses the students’ demonstrated character. For more information on applying for the 2022-23 academic year, contact the Hampton University Office of Admission

Legacy Scholarship

In recognition of the numerous family members across the world who have instituted a tradition of attending Hampton University, President William R. Harvey has established the Legacy Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship goes into effect for the 2021-2022 academic year and is renewable for three additional years, provided that eligible students remain enrolled full time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  For more information please contact the Office of Admission. 

Merit Based Scholarship

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey has announced the creation of a new Merit Based Scholarship for continuing students who have not been previously offered merit-based funding. Additionally, students must have a remaining financial need.  The new award is an annual scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This scholarship will recognize continuing students with a cumulative 3.5 or higher grade point average. For more information please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  

Gift to the Class of 2020 & Class of 2021

To assist the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 transition into their next stage of life despite the adverse affects brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Dr. William R. Harvey has announced that the university will make a federal student loan repayment of $500 for each graduate in the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021. Graduates who do not have federal student loans will be reimbursed their graduation fee of $150. The grand total of Hampton’s gift to their newest graduates is more than $1 million!

Campus Enhancements

The University has completed a number of campus enhancements.  Each of these enhancements will benefit students, faculty, staff, and the entire Hampton University community. Enhancements have been completed in a number of areas. These include academic buildings such as Buckman, Turner, Phenix, and DuPont Halls.  Residence hall improvements can be found in Virginia Cleveland, DuBois, Moton, McGrew, Winona, Continuing Education Center (CEC), and Stone.  The main entrance gate, several athletic facilities, and technology upgrades in the classrooms have also been improved as a result of the donations received by the University. Starbucks, a much-anticipated addition to the campus, is also on the horizon.