Trinity offers a variety of scholarships to students who have distinguished scholastic records or special talent or skill in specific areas. Academic scholarships are awarded to first year students and recipients are selected without regard to income.

Scholarship amounts vary and do not require repayment. All annual Trinity scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study, as long as the recipient meets each awards specified criteria. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of each academic year. Scholarships are applied toward fall and spring tuition only, and are not available for summer study.

 If you have questions about specific scholarships or the scholarship application process as a whole, please do not hesitate to reach out.

 

Student Financial Services

Northrup Hall, Room 108
210-999-8898
studentfinancialservices@trinity.edu

 


Academic Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships available to students with distinguished scholastic records, and recipients are selected without regard to income.

The Trinity Tower Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship, renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and offered to up to 20 of Trinity's top applicants. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Early Decision / Early Action I deadline, Nov. 1

DETAILS

Annual full-tuition award

Murchison Scholars and other top candidates are invited to compete for up to 20 full tuition scholarships during Trinity Tower Scholars Day. A full-tuition Tower Scholarship replaces the initial Murchison Scholarship.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

 

Two or three outstanding incoming first-year students will become Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science and are granted full-tuition scholarships. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Early Decision / Early Action I deadline, Nov. 1.

Submit the Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science application by Nov. 15.  Preview the Semmes application questions.

DETAILS

Annual full-tuition award + $5,000 research stipend

Murchison Scholars and other top candidates should submit the Semmes Scholarship application online by November 15 to be considered to be considered. Award recipients must major in a STEM-related field at Trinity. A full tuition Semmes Award replaces the initial merit scholarship.

Upon Trinity’s receipt and review of all applications, a select group of applicants will be invited as finalists for Semmes Scholar Day in the Spring, to include interviews, STEM tours, and engagement with faculty.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science application through the applicant portal.

Students applying for Semmes will be required to submit a STEM-based resume. You can review examples here.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

or

Adam Urbach
Department of Chemistry and Director of the Semmes Scholars Program
210-999-7660

 

The Murchison Scholarship is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual awards ranging from $18,000 to $30,000

Merit scholarships based on superior academic achievement. A minimum recalculated core GPA of 3.5 is expected to be competitive for these awards. 

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

 

The Trustees' Scholarship is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual awards ranging from $18,000 to $30,000

Merit scholarships based on superior academic achievement. A minimum recalculated core GPA of 3.5 is expected to be competitive for these awards.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

The President's Scholarship is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual awards ranging from $18,000 to $30,000

Merit scholarships based on superior academic achievement. A minimum recalculated core GPA of 3.5 is expected to be competitive for these awards.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

The Dean's Scholarship is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual awards ranging from $18,000 to $30,000

Merit scholarships based on superior academic achievement. A minimum recalculated core GPA of 3.5 is expected to be competitive for these awards.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

The Trinity Scholarship is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual Award Varies

Merit scholarships based on superior academic achievement. A minimum recalculated core GPA of 3.5 is expected to be competitive for these awards.
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HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

The Trinity Tiger Award is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual award up to $12,000

Merit scholarships based on superior academic achievement. A minimum recalculated core GPA of 3.5 is expected to be competitive for these awards.
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HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

The Transfer Scholarship is a merit-based, renewable scholarship awarded to entering transfer students with distinguished scholastic records. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by Oct. 15 (spring enrollment or Apr. 1 (fall enrollment)

DETAILS

Annual awards ranging from $10,000 to $30,000

Merit scholarship based on academic achievement. Transfer application must be submitted by October 15 (spring enrollment) or April 1 (fall enrollment).

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

Cost and financial aid are major barriers for transfer students, especially if you are paying for your own education. There are a multitude of factors to consider in deciding where you will transfer, but a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship can help transfer students decrease their total costs of tuition.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Feb. 1.

DETAILS

Annual award of $2,000 for transfer students

Transfer student recipients must provide proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership at the time of admission.

HOW TO APPLY

Contact the Office of Admissions
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

National Merit Scholarships are awarded to National Merit Finalists who designate Trinity University as their first choice college with the National Merit Corporation. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15

DETAILS

Annual award of $2,000

Recipients must be selected as a National Merit Finalist, and designate Trinity University as their first college choice with the National Merit Corporation.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

National Merit Corporate Trinity Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship recipients may also be considered for the National Merit Corporate Trinity Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15

DETAILS

Annual Award: $2,000

To receive the award, National Merit Scholarship winners must designate Trinity University as their first choice college with the National Merit Corporation, maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time each semester. The award is renewable for 8 semesters of undergraduate study.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are available to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by their FAFSA.

Need-based international scholarships replace FAFSA funding for international students. This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers, and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled full-time for each semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15

DETAILS

Award: Varies based on financial need

This award is only available to international students. This scholarship is analogous to financial aid for international students.

HOW TO APPLY

Students must complete and submit the CSS Profile for International Students.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

 

Gates Scholarships cover a student's expected cost of attendance to a university. They are awarded to 300 Pell-eligible minority students a year.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Deadlines vary; visit the Gates Scholars website for more information.

DETAILS

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. In addition to funding, The Gates Scholarship will provide further support to Scholars, by engaging with them and their institutions in a variety of ways to ensure they have access to the resources and services they need, from their first to last day of classes, through graduation and the transition to their chosen careers.

An ideal candidate will have:

An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class) Demonstrated leadership ability (as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities) Exceptional personal success skills (emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

HOW TO APPLY

Apply through the Gates Scholarship website.

 

MAS Scholarships help cover the cost of MAS-associated programs.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

DEADLINE

Fall deadline:
March 1, 2020

Spring deadline: October 1, 2020

DETAILS

Award: Varies

MAS grants are generously funded by the Carlos and Malú Álvarez family. Awards will be based on financial need. The amount of the grant is used to cover a portion of the program tuition.

If you are currently receiving financial aid to attend Trinity University, you are qualified to apply for the MAS travel grant. Please describe your history of financial aid, as well as your current level of support in your application. Include a detailed statement of specific financial needs for the program, as well as an explanation of how attendance in your program will fit into your overall career goal.

Requirements:

Applicants must be accepted into a Trinity MAS sponsored program to receive a grant. At the end of the program, awardees will prepare a thank you letter to the Álvarez family describing academic and other outcomes made possible by the grant. Awardees are encouraged to attend promotional events for the Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) Program throughout their time at Trinity. 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online through the CIE's portal.

For more info, contact:
Center for International Engagement
cie@trinity.edu

Students studying abroad can receive a $1,000 to $10,000 need-based scholarship to cover costs. 

ELIGIBILITY

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

DEADLINE

October 1

DETAILS

Award: $1,000 - $10,000

Students studying abroad can receive a need-based scholarship to cover costs. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000, but more substantial requests will be considered if justified appropriately.

Recipients are expected to:

take photos while abroad to be used by Trinity assist at the Trinity Study Abroad Fair in September, at other events at Trinity for a maximum of 5 hours

 

Applicants can only receive a CIE participation grant once. Students cannot receive financial aid from Trinity Financial Services and the CIE participation grant simultaneously.

  • assist faculty leaders while abroad

HOW TO APPLY

 

Apply online through the CIE's portal.

To apply, students must complete their Trinity Study Abroad Program application and qualify for need-based aid. Therefore, U.S. students must submit the FAFSA and international students must submit a CSS International Profile online.

For more info, contact:
Study Abroad
studyabroad@trinity.edu 

 

Community and Service Scholarships

Trinity offers scholarships for students who have shown unwavering dedication and service to their communities. Likewise, the greater Trinity community in San Antonio, Bexar County, and beyond also recognize our Tigers' academic achievements.

Prospective first-year and transfer students can apply for the Storer and Tillman Scholarships for equipping grounded, thoughtful Christian leadership. These are annual, renewable need-based which provide financial support and special initiatives throughout the year for each scholar’s faith to be challenged and nurtured.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Early Decision / Early Action I deadline, Nov. 1

DETAILS

Annual Award: $2,500

 

Renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers if students meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and are enrolled full-time for each semester.

Awarded to students based on financial need and a commitment to developing their leadership skills in the context of their faith.

In addition to financial support, Storer and Tillman scholars also take advantage of initiatives throughout the year to challenge and nurture each scholar's faith. In conversation with the University Chaplain, Storer and Tillman Scholars will select from service, study, worship and fellowship opportunities on and around campus.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a completed application for admission and financial aid by November 1.

Then, using your applicant portal credentials, submit the Storer and Tillman Scholarship Application by November 15.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

This award recognizes a student who embodies and demonstrates the virtue of kindness, as well as a high level of scholarship at Trinity University. The Roman M. Lubetzky Endowment Fund for Kindness seeks to encourage the attributes of kindness and noble behavior as values among Trinity students.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

The KINDness award is the most prestigious of the Student Leadership Awards. The endowment fund will provide a financial award to the recipient of the KINDness Award. Recipient must be in good academic standing.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

The Trinity University Women's Club scholarship is awarded to women with outstanding academic and community records.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Scholarships are awarded each year to women who have had great success in their academic work and who have made strong contributions to the campus community

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

The Yellow Ribbon scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for veterans and their dependents.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

Continuing Trinity University students

DEADLINE

There is no firm deadline, but for recipients' own convenience, it is ideal to establish their Yellow Ribbon status before the first billing cycle. 

DETAILS

Award: Full Tuition

Veterans and their dependents with Yellow Ribbon status will receive a full-tuition scholarship to Trinity. The Veterans' Administration will cover half of the scholarship. Trinity will match the Veterans' Administration contribution.

HOW TO APPLY

Students must authenticate their Yellow Ribbon status through the University.

To do so, contact:
Sarah Iverson
siverson@trinity.edu

The Upward Bound Scholarship is a one-time scholarship for students who participated in an Upward Bound program.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15 

DETAILS

Award: $3,000

By noting their Upward Bound membership on their application to Trinity, Upward Bound students automatically become eligible to receive a one-time, $3000 award.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process.

For more info, contact:
Simone Carnegie-Diaz
mcarnegi@trinity.edu

Four students are nominated from each San Antonio-area high school, and winners are granted scholarships based on academic standing.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Schools must submit their student applications to the Alamo Bowl Foundation by Nov. 1.

Each school's internal deadlines vary, so check with your school's counseling office.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, teacher recommendations, financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities and varsity sports as well as honors received and a personal narrative.

Winners are recognized on-field during the Valero Alamo Bowl courtesy of game tickets provided by Frost and the Valero Alamo Bowl and will be honored at an H.E.B. catered luncheon.

HOW TO APPLY

Seniors from San Antonio-area public schools (30 miles from the city center) and long-established private schools can obtain their Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House application from their school’s college or career coordinator.

Four students are nominated from each San Antonio-area high school, and winners are granted scholarships based on academic standing.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising juniors or seniors, or transfer students who are rising juniors or seniors

DEADLINE

Applications posted:
Aug. 1

Applications due:
Sept. 15

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Students who wish to apply for S.A.L.E. funded scholarships through organizations such as 4-H, FFA and major colleges and universities throughout the state of Texas must meet certain criteria which may include the following: be a Texas resident; graduate from a Texas High School; attend an accredited Texas college or university.

To be eligible, students must be a major in: Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Engineering Sciences, or within the School of Business in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or Marketing.

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) is strictly a donor and does not participate in the selection of scholarship applicants.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the S.A.L.E. Educational Partners website for more information on the application process.

For more info, contact:
Christina Pikla
210-999-8898
cpikla@trinity.edu

The Horatio Alger Scholarship is Trinity's commitment of support to Horatio Alger scholars.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Horatio Alger scholars will receive financial support from Trinity University.

HOW TO APPLY

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process. The Office of Admissions will confirm students' eligibility through the Horatio Alger organization.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

The Baumberger Scholarship is a need-based award for graduating high school seniors from Bexar County, Texas.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Feb. 15

DETAILS

Award: Varies, up to $5,000

 

Requirements:

Be a graduating senior (Class of 2020) of an accredited (TEA) high school within Bexar County, Texas. Have resided in Texas for at least ten (10) years by August 1, 2020. Achieve a minimum total score of 1080 on the SAT using the Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math scores only, or composite of 22 on the ACT. Rank in the upper one-half of high school graduating class. Be unable to attend college without financial assistance. Plan to attend a state-supported or non-denominational college or university within the State of Texas. Be of good character.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply through the Baumberger Endowment online.

See application website for requirements, criteria, procedures, and other information.

For more info, contact the Baumberger Endowment at baumendow@gmail.com.

The ARASE Scholarship is a one-time award for winners of the Alamo Academy Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15

DETAILS

Award: $2,000

By noting their ARASE award on their application to Trinity, ARASE winners automatically become eligible to receive a one-time, $2000 award.

HOW TO APPLY

 

No separate application is required; consideration will be given through standard admissions process. The Office of Admissions will confirm students' eligibility through ARASE.

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

 

Tuition Exchange and Legacy Scholarships

Tuition Exchange scholarships provide full-tuition support to students who are dependents of partner university employees. Legacy scholarships honor students who have a family connection to Trinity.

The Tuition Exchange Scholarship is available to students who are dependents of employees at participating Texas institutions.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15 and submit confirmation of eligibility by the end of January

DETAILS

Annual Award: Full Tuition

Participating institutions' employees’ dependents can be considered for full scholarships at Trinity. Awards are limited to space availability.

  • Must reapply yearly with your institution to verify eligibility
  • Renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time for each semester

Students receiving the Tuition Exchange Scholarship are not eligible to receive other institutional grants or scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY

There is no additional application required; students should note their eligibility on their application to Trinity. However, students must submit confirmation of eligibility for tuition exchange by the end of January.

For eligibility information, visit:
www.tuitionexchange.org

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

Scholarship for students who are dependents of employees at the Associated Colleges of the South.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15 and submit confirmation of eligibility by the end of January

DETAILS

Annual Award: Full Tuition

ACS employees’ dependents can be considered for full scholarships at Trinity. Awards are limited to space availability.

  • Must reapply yearly with your institution to verify eligibility
  •  Renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time for each semester


Students receiving the Tuition Exchange Scholarship are not eligible to receive other institutional grants or scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY

There is no additional application required; students should note their eligibility on their application to Trinity. However, students must submit confirmation of eligibility for tuition exchange by the end of January.

For eligibility information, visit:
www.tuitionexchange.org

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

Scholarship for students who are dependents of employees at Rice.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the Regular Decision deadline, Jan. 15 and submit confirmation of eilgibility by the end of January

DETAILS

Annual Award: Full Tuition

Rice employees’ dependents can be considered for full scholarships at Trinity. Awards are limited to space availability.

  • Must reapply yearly with your institution to verify eligibility
  •  Renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time for each semester


Students receiving the Tuition Exchange Scholarship are not eligible to receive other institutional grants or scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY

There is no additional application required; students should note their eligibility on their application to Trinity. However, students must submit confirmation of eligibility for tuition exchange by the end of January.

For eligibility information, visit:
www.tuitionexchange.org

For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

Students admitted as legacies—those who have had parents or other family members graduate from Trinity University—will receive a one-time financial award.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students

DEADLINE

Apply by the regular decision deadline, Jan. 15

DETAILS

Award: $1,000

Any student admitted to Trinity as a legacy will receive a one-time financial award.

HOW TO APPLY

Students should note that they are a legacy on their application to the University. No other action is required.


For more info, contact:
Admissions & Aid
1-800-TRINITY
admissions@trinity.edu

 

STEM Scholarships

STEM scholarships are available for students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics department at Trinity.

The Uhrich Endown Biology scholarship is for a biology major with demonstrated financial need.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

These scholarships were established by an endowment gift in honor of professor Jacob Uhrich, a former faculty member in the department of biology. The scholarship provides financial assistance to needy and worthy students who are majoring in biology.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Biology
biology@trinity.edu

The William Crews McGavock scholarship recipient, a declared chemistry major, shall have achieved a high level of development in the chemical sciences.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

Spring

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Preference will be given to students intending to pursue a career in chemistry or a chemistry related discipline. Financial need may be a consideration. One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student completing their second year. The 2019 recipient will be the William Crews McGavock Scholar and will receive $4,000 in each their junior and senior years.

Continued support as a McGavock Scholar is contingent upon maintaining a major within the Department of Chemistry, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better overall and within the major, and enrollment in a minimum of 24 hours of academic credit per academic year.

HOW TO APPLY

Contact the Department of Chemistry for a current application.

Students may be nominated by themselves or faculty, and requested materials will include an unofficial transcript, and a completed application form. Additional faculty input may be requested. Interviews may be used if several qualified students are under consideration.

For more info, contact:
Department of Chemistry
Laura Hunsicker-Wang, Chair
lhunsick@trinity.edu
210-999-7316

A scholarship for sophomore students in engineering.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Established by Dr. Lonnie Abernathy to support one or more outstanding sophomore students in Engineering Science, based entirely on academic achievement. If possible, the award goes to a National Merit Scholar.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.
 

For more info, contact:
Department of Engineering
210-999-7511
engineering@trinity.edu

Engineering students taking additional semesters may receive financial support through the Swalm scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Provided by Mr. and Mrs. David C. Swalm of Houston to support Trinity engineering science students who elect to take additional semesters to complete their program of study. The Swalms are the parents of a Trinity graduate who have expressed their appreciation for a Trinity education in their generosity in providing an endowment for this award.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Engineering
210-999-7511
engineering@trinity.edu

The Eckert Endowed Geoscience Scholarship is awarded to exceptional geoscience majors.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

This scholarship is awarded to a geosciences major for academic achievement in the discipline.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Geosciences
geosadmin@trinity.edu
210-999-7092

The SW Gem and Mineral Society Endowed Geoscience Scholarship is an external award for exceptional geoscience majors.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

This scholarship is awarded to a geosciences major for academic achievement in the discipline.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Geosciences
geosadmin@trinity.edu
210-999-7092

 

Humanities Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students majoring in select humanities departments at Trinity.

The Cook Endowed English scholarship is an award for exceptionally creative writers.

ELIGIBILITY

Junior and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Awarded to a student in the junior or senior class who is majoring in English or communication and who has demonstrated exceptional creative writing skills.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of English
englishdepartment@trinity.edu
210-999-7092

 

The Ethel Evans Endowed Religion Scholarship is provided by the Department of Religion for religion majors.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

A limited number of Ethel Evans Department of Religion Scholarship awards are available to students majoring in religion. Awards are based on general academic achievement and on academic excellence within the department of religion.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Religion
210-999-8426

 

Fine Arts Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students participating in select fine arts programs at Trinity.

Baker Duncan Fine Arts scholarships are competitive, merit-based, renewable scholarship for art students.

ELIGIBILITY

Entering new and transfer students planning to pursue a major in studio art

 

DEADLINE

Feb. 1

DETAILS

Annual Award: up to $10,000

The Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters (excluding summer) on the condition that the recipient becomes and remains a major in studio art and maintains full-time enrollment and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or above.

Application packets must include the following:

  • Résumé. Please include your contact information: name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
  • 10-15 digital images of your artwork. Artworks may be in any medium. Images should represent the work as accurately as possible. Each image should be saved as a jpeg with a file size not exceeding 3MB. Label your images as follows: 01 Your Name, 02 Your Name, etc.
  • Image List. Please provide separately a list of images with your name at the top. The image list should be numbered (to correspond with the number on the jpeg file name); for each image on the list, include the title, materials/media, and dimensions.

HOW TO APPLY


To submit an application online:

Combine your resume, images (drag and drop into your document), and image list into a single single PDF file. Go to www.wetransfer.com (you do not need wetransfer mobile, or wetransfer plus), follow the directions, and send your single PDF file to aschreib@trinity.edu.

For more info, contact:
Department of Art and Art History
Adam Schreiber
aschreib@trinity.edu

 

Baker Duncan Debate scholarships are competitive, merit-based, renewable scholarship for students who participate in Trinity's Debate program.

ELIGIBILITY

Prospective first-year students planning to join the Debate program at Trinity

 

DEADLINE

Feb. 15

DETAILS

Annual Award: up to $10,000

Baker Duncan awards are renewable for up to eight semesters, excluding summer, as long as the recipient becomes a part of and remains in the Debate program, and maintains full-time enrollment with a predetermined grade point average. Recipients of Baker Duncan awards will be notified of their award in their financial aid packet, which is mailed in early April.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Email wjensen@trinity.edu to request or submit an application.

The application includes:

  • A resume of debate accomplishments
  • A recommendation letter from a high school coach

For more info, contact:
Will Mosley-Jensen
Director of Debate
wjensen@trinity.edu

Baker Duncan Theater scholarships are competitive, merit-based, renewable scholarship for theater students.

ELIGIBILITY

Prospective first-year students planning to pursue a major or minor in theatre

 

DEADLINE

Auditions are held January and February

DETAILS

Annual Award: up to $10,000

We accept applications from students interested in all aspects of theatre, including performance, directing, design, theatre management, and theatre scholarship.

Baker Duncan awards are renewable for up to eight semesters, excluding summer, as long as the recipient becomes and remains a minor or major in theatre and maintains full-time enrollment with a predetermined grade point average. Recipients of Baker Duncan awards will be notified of their award in their financial aid packet, which is mailed in early April.

HOW TO APPLY

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Fill out and submit an application online
  • Schedule an interview with the faculty of the theatre program on one of Trinity's Saturday preview programs in January and February.
  • Technical theatre, stage management, theatre scholarship, directing, and design candidates must bring representative materials to support their areas of interest.
  • Acting candidates must perform a 2-3 minute audition consisting of two short monologues, contrasting in style.
  • Students auditioning and presenting portfolios may seek assistance from high school teachers or other theatre professionals in developing their presentations.


In addition to the online application, email Roberto Prestigiacomo at rprestig@trinity.edu the following:

  •  A one-page essay describing their personal commitment to the art of theatre
  • A resume of all theatre credits, including both performance and technical experience
  • A digital photo

For more info, contact:
Roberto Prestigiacomo
rprestig@trinity.edu
210-999-8585

The Calvert Endowed Music Scholarship funds music majors who plan to study abroad.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Outstanding music majors may apply for the Carolyn Calvert Scholarship to study abroad and participate in activities such as summer institutes, study at academic institutions, or research projects.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager
210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

The D Hanson Memorial Scholarship supports continued studies of music majors.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Music majors can apply for this scholarship to support participation in summer institutes, research projects, study with a particular artist, or study at an academic institution either in the U.S. or abroad.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

This music scholarship is available to music majors and non-majors alike. Students audition with the Department of Music for annual awards between $1,500-10,000.

ELIGIBILITY

New students, transfer students, and continuing students

 

DEADLINE

Students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before Feb. 21, 2021. ​They will be contacted to schedule an audition.

​If at all possible, students should complete the form at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

 

DETAILS

Annual Award: $1,500 - $10,000

Students are not required to major or minor in music to be eligible for music scholarships. Awards are renewable upon successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and participation in one or more of the performing ensembles. Piano scholarships are also available for private study.

All music scholarships, including departmental awards and the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, are offered in addition to the University's academic and financial aid awards to provide overall support for a Trinity education. Students who complete the music scholarship application will automatically be considered for both the departmental and Baker Duncan scholarships.

Electronic Submissions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person, however prevailing conditions may prevent this. If an in-person audition becomes impossible, a student may submit a recorded audition. The audition can be sent electronically as an email attachment or YouTube channel link. In addition, a DVD or CD recording may be mailed directly to the Music Department. The deadline for receipt of audition recordings is 5 p. m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. An electronic submission should be sent directly to the faculty representative for a specific area (piano, organ, composition, winds/percussion, strings, or voice) via email.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Students:
Complete the Music Scholarship Application on your applicant portal.
 

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

 

HOW TO AUDITION

Students: Find out more about how to audition and know your deadlines for application submission.

This music scholarship is available to music majors and non-majors alike. Students audition with the Department of Music for annual awards between $1,500 - $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY

New students, transfer students, and continuing students

 

DEADLINE

Students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before Feb. 21, 2021. ​They will be contacted to schedule an audition.

​If at all possible, students should complete the form at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

DETAILS

Annual Award: $1,500 - $10,000

Students are not required to major or minor in music to be eligible for music scholarships. Awards are renewable upon successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and participation in one or more of the performing ensembles.

All music scholarships, including departmental awards and the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, are offered in addition to the University's academic and financial aid awards to provide overall support for a Trinity education. Students who complete the music scholarship application will automatically be considered for both the departmental and Baker Duncan scholarships.

Electronic Submissions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person, however prevailing conditions may prevent this. If an in-person audition becomes impossible, a student may submit a recorded audition. The audition can be sent electronically as an email attachment or YouTube channel link. In addition, a DVD or CD recording may be mailed directly to the Music Department. The deadline for receipt of audition recordings is 5 p. m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. An electronic submission should be sent directly to the faculty representative for a specific area (piano, organ, composition, winds/percussion, strings, or voice) via email.

HOW TO APPLY

Students:
Complete the Music Scholarship Application on your applicant portal.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

HOW TO AUDITION

Students: Find out more about how to audition and know your deadlines for application submission.

This music scholarship is available to music majors and non-majors alike. Students audition with the Department of Music for annual awards between $1,500 - $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY

New students, transfer students, and continuing students

 

DEADLINE

Students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before Feb. 21, 2021. ​They will be contacted to schedule an audition.

​If at all possible, students should complete the form at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

DETAILS

Annual Award: $1,500 - $10,000

Students are not required to major or minor in music to be eligible for music scholarships. Awards are renewable upon successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and participation in one or more of the performing ensembles. Organ scholarships are also available for private study.

All music scholarships, including departmental awards and the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, are offered in addition to the University's academic and financial aid awards to provide overall support for a Trinity education. Students who complete the music scholarship application will automatically be considered for both the departmental and Baker Duncan scholarships.

Electronic Submissions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person, however prevailing conditions may prevent this. If an in-person audition becomes impossible, a student may submit a recorded audition. The audition can be sent electronically as an email attachment or YouTube channel link. In addition, a DVD or CD recording may be mailed directly to the Music Department. The deadline for receipt of audition recordings is 5 p. m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. An electronic submission should be sent directly to the faculty representative for a specific area (piano, organ, composition, winds/percussion, strings, or voice) via email.

HOW TO APPLY

Students:
Complete the Music Scholarship Application on your applicant portal.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

HOW TO AUDITION

Students: Find out more about how to audition and know your deadlines for application submission.

This music scholarship is available to music majors and non-majors alike. Students audition with the Department of Music for annual awards between $1,500 - $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY

New students, transfer students, and continuing students

 

DEADLINE

Students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before Feb. 21, 2021. ​They will be contacted to schedule an audition.

​If at all possible, students should complete the form at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

DETAILS

Annual Award: $1,500 - $10,000

Students are not required to major or minor in music to be eligible for music scholarships. Awards are renewable upon successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and participation in one or more of the performing ensembles.

All music scholarships, including departmental awards and the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, are offered in addition to the University's academic and financial aid awards to provide overall support for a Trinity education. Students who complete the music scholarship application will automatically be considered for both the departmental and Baker Duncan scholarships.

Electronic Submissions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person, however prevailing conditions may prevent this. If an in-person audition becomes impossible, a student may submit a recorded audition. The audition can be sent electronically as an email attachment or YouTube channel link. In addition, a DVD or CD recording may be mailed directly to the Music Department. The deadline for receipt of audition recordings is 5 p. m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. An electronic submission should be sent directly to the faculty representative for a specific area (piano, organ, composition, winds/percussion, strings, or voice) via email.

HOW TO APPLY

Students:
Complete the Music Scholarship Application on your applicant portal.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

HOW TO AUDITION

Students: Find out more about how to audition and know your deadlines for application submission.

This music scholarship is available to music majors and non-majors alike. Students audition with the Department of Music for annual awards between $1,500 - $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY

New students, transfer students, and continuing students

 

DEADLINE

Students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before Feb. 21, 2021. ​They will be contacted to schedule an audition.

​If at all possible, students should complete the form at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

DETAILS

Annual Award: $1,500 - $10,000

Students are not required to major or minor in music to be eligible for music scholarships. Awards are renewable upon successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and participation in one or more of the performing ensembles.

All music scholarships, including departmental awards and the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, are offered in addition to the University's academic and financial aid awards to provide overall support for a Trinity education. Students who complete the music scholarship application will automatically be considered for both the departmental and Baker Duncan scholarships.

Electronic Submissions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person, however prevailing conditions may prevent this. If an in-person audition becomes impossible, a student may submit a recorded audition. The audition can be sent electronically as an email attachment or YouTube channel link. In addition, a DVD or CD recording may be mailed directly to the Music Department. The deadline for receipt of audition recordings is 5 p. m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. An electronic submission should be sent directly to the faculty representative for a specific area (piano, organ, composition, winds/percussion, strings, or voice) via email.

HOW TO APPLY

Students:
Complete the Music Scholarship Application on your applicant portal.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

HOW TO AUDITION

Students: Find out more about how to audition and know your deadlines for application submission.

This music scholarship is available to music majors and non-majors alike. Students audition with the Department of Music for annual awards between $1,500 - $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY

New students, transfer students, and continuing students

 

DEADLINE

Students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before Feb. 21, 2021. ​They will be contacted to schedule an audition.

​If at all possible, students should complete the form at least two weeks prior to the desired audition date.

DETAILS

Annual Award: $1,500 - $10,000

Contact Dr.Brian Bondari (bbondari@trinity.edu) for audition requirements. Composition scholarships are also available for private study.

Electronic Submissions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person, however prevailing conditions may prevent this. If an in-person audition becomes impossible, a student may submit a recorded audition. The audition can be sent electronically as an email attachment or YouTube channel link. In addition, a DVD or CD recording may be mailed directly to the Music Department. The deadline for receipt of audition recordings is 5 p. m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. An electronic submission should be sent directly to the faculty representative for a specific area (piano, organ, composition, winds/percussion, strings, or voice) via email.

HOW TO APPLY

Students:
Complete the Music Scholarship Application on your applicant portal.

For more info, contact:
Department of Music
Andrew Tucker, Academic Office Manager

210-999-8212
atucker2@trinity.edu

HOW TO AUDITION

Students: Find out more about how to audition and know your deadlines for application submission.

 

Business and Social Science Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students majoring in select social sciences as well as within the School of Business at Trinity.

The Accounting Award is for rising graduate students in accounting with outstanding potential.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising graduate students

DEADLINE

No deadline; students are notified in spring.

DETAILS

Given by the Texas society of Certified Public Accountants. Graduate students with excellent undergraduate and graduate academic records, high moral chracater, and high potential for a successful accounting career will receive the award.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Graduate Accounting Program
210-999-8134
schoolofbusiness@trinity.edu

The Byrd Achievement Award is given to business administration majors with marketing scholarships that have outstanding academic records.

ELIGIBILITY

Junior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

A scholarship presented to a student with junior standing who has declared a major in business administration, concentrating in marketing, and who, through their academic performance (both overall and in the marketing area), has demonstrated outstanding academic achivement and strong potential for continued success at the senior level.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Business Administration
210-999-7280
schoolofbusiness@trinity.edu

This distinguished scholarship is presented annually to a first-generation college student or Pell-Grant eligible student who has excelled in the study of economics.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

No application or deadline. Students are notified of their selection in the Spring.

DETAILS

Award: Varies

The Roger Spencer Scholarship for Superior Performance in Economics
Roger and Susan Spencer established the scholarship to honor a first-generation student or Pell-Grant eligible student who has excelled in the study of economics. The award is presented annually.

HOW TO APPLY

No application; students are selected and notified in the Spring.

For more info, contact:
Department of Economics
David Macpherson, Chair
dmacpher@trinity.edu
210-999-7221

Scholarships offered to undergraduate students with distinguished academic achievements in teaching and education.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising sophomores and above

DEADLINE

Jan. 25

DETAILS

Award: Varies

Offered to undergraduate students who have an interest in education or teaching and distinguished scholastic records. The majority of scholarships are awarded based solely on achievement; however a few are based on a combination of achievement and financial need.

HOW TO APPLY

Contact the Department of Education for details on how to apply.

For more info, contact:
Master of Arts in Teaching
210-999-7501
education@trinity.edu
 

The Michael C. Kearl Award for Aspiring Sociologists is awarded exclusively to students of sociology who are in good academic standing and demonstrate considerable academic merit.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

Early January

DETAILS

Award: $3,500

Michael Kearl, Ph.D., was a Trinity professor from 1977-2015, influencing generations of Trinity students. He was a gifted teacher, spirited colleague, and a nationally recognized expert on the sociology of death and dying, time, the family, and social gerontology.

His family started a scholarship fund that continues his legacy of supporting aspiring sociologists. The Kearl Scholarship recognizes characteristics that Kearl most valued in his students: writing skills, an embrace of technological innovation, a vigorous social imagination, and a desire to be engaged with classmates and faculty.

Full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Trinity who have enrolled in a sociology course may apply for the award to off-set the cost of expenses incurred at Trinity.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, students must write a statement detailing their intention to pursue sociology beyond Trinity, and obtain a letter of support from a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Awards are made annually in early January.

For more info, contact:
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
210-999-8506
sociology-anthropology-dept@trinity.edu


 

This award commemorates Trinity anthropology professor John Donahue and supports students doing research or community-based service projects that advance social justice.

ELIGIBILITY

Sophomore, junior, and senior students

DEADLINE

Contact the department chair for deadlines.

DETAILS

Award: $1,500 to $4,000

Supports students taking on an internship, community-based research activity, or a community service project that advances social justice. This award commemorates Trinity anthropology professor John Donahue’s lifelong commitment to social justice.

During the academic year, it allows students to earn money by dedicating their time to social justice work rather than taking on part-time paid work on campus or in private businesses. During the summer, it enables students to earn needed income and defray living expenses as they undertake community projects in lieu of finding summer jobs. This work can take place locally in San Antonio or elsewhere in the United States or abroad.

Awards are made three times throughout the year to provide students $1,500 to work 150 hours during fall or spring semester; or $4,000 to work full-time during the summer. Priority is given to students who have not previously been awarded this scholarship. Availability of this scholarship is dependent upon funding.

HOW TO APPLY

Contact the department chair for deadline and application details.

Applications are accepted 3x year.


Awards are made annually in early January.

For more info, contact:
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
210-999-8506
sociology-anthropology-dept@trinity.edu