Scholarships

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.

The amounts vary and do not require repayment. All Trinity scholarships are renewable on an annual basis 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.
Below you will find information on the scholarships offered at Trinity University.

Academic Scholarships

Murchison, Trustees’, President’s Dean’s, Trinity, Trinity Tiger Award and Transfer

  • Merit-based, awarded to entering students who have a distinguished scholastic record
  • No separate application is required
  • 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

Talent Scholarships

Baker Duncan (Art, Debate, Theatre and Music)
Music Scholarship

  • Merit-based, awarded in designated areas to entering students
  • Scholarships are competitive and awarded in addition to other scholarships and financial aid
  • Awards are available in various amounts up to $10,000
  • Separate application process through respective department
  • 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
  • Must meet participation requirements for music and debate or academic major/minor for art and theatre (as determined by faculty)

Specialized Merit Scholarships

International

  • Awarded upon admission to selected first-year applicants who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents
  • Award amounts vary, need-based; must submit the College Board Profile for International Students
  • 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

National Merit Trinity

  • Annual award of $2,000
  •  Must be selected as a National Merit Finalist, and designate Trinity University as their first choice college with the National Merit Corporation
  • 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

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer

  • Annual award of $2,000
  • Provide proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required at time of admission application
  • Renewable for a specified number of semesters of undergraduate study (as determined by the number of credit hours transferred to Trinity University), not including summers
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time for each semester

Storer & Tillman Scholarship for Developing Christian Leaders

  • Annual award of $2,500
  • Students must apply under ED I or EA by November 1 and complete the Storer & Tillman Scholarship application by November 1.
  • Demonstrate sufficient financial need
  • 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
  • Participate in selected service study, worship, and fellowship opportunities on and around campus

Full-Tuition Scholarships*

Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Award*

  • Consideration given to entering students who apply under ED I or EA and complete the Semmes Distinguished Scholar in Science application online by November 1
  • Plan to major in one of the following STEM-related fields: Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geosciences, Math, Neuroscience, or Physics and Astronomy
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Includes one-time $5,000 stipend to be used for research support, professional travel, materials and supplies
  • Renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time for each semester
  • Students receiving the Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Award are not eligible to receive other institutional grants or scholarships

Trinity Tower*

  • Consideration given to entering students who apply under ED I or EA by November 1
  • Invitations are issued to highly qualified students to compete in Trinity Tower Scholars Day for one of up to 20 full-tuition scholarships
  • Renewable for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate study, not including summers
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled full-time for each semester
  • Students receiving the Trinity Tower Scholarship are not eligible to receive other institutional grants or scholarships

Tuition Exchange Scholarship (ACS, Rice, and TEI)*

  • Available to entering students who are dependents of eligible employees at participating institutions
  • 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

*Full-tuition scholarships address 12-18 credit hours per semester