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Hagan Scholarship

Offered by Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 22, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

December 1, 2023

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior attending a public school in the United States? Further, do you come from a low-income household? If all those statements apply, consider applying for the Hagan Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship vows to meet the unmet financial need of its top applicants, awarding up to $6,000 per semester (for a total of $48,000 over four years)! If winners achieve a 3.75 GPA or above during their time in college, they will also be eligible to extend their Hagan Scholarship for two additional years to attend graduate school. Applicants may even receive additional money depending upon their GPA, grade level, and other academic achievements. All this information can be found in the “description of scholarship.” The scholarship is funded by Dan Hagan, a self-made businessman from rural Missouri who is dedicated to helping students in similar circumstances to those he experienced in his youth.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and want some help paying off your college costs, we encourage you to apply! Bear in mind that this scholarship runs from September 1st to December 1st of the current year.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to low-income students from rural areas who had to work a job in at least their last year of high school. We recommend checking the “eligibility requirements” on the Hagan scholarship website to see a full list. However, some of the criteria can be found below.

Grade Level

High School Senior


US Citizens

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.



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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Hagan Scholarship Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Hagan Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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