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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Trinity awards financial aid and scholarships specifically for STEM students as well as STEM department scholarships and financial awards. The award programs encourage research and innovation in all STEM fields and interdisciplinary studies.

STEM Financial Aid and Scholarships

Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science

The Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Award is a full-tuition scholarship available to entering new first-year students. The award is available to students planning to major in biology, biochemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering science, geosciences, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics and astronomy and includes a one-time, $5,000 stipend to be used for research support, professional travel, materials, and supplies. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. citizens living overseas may apply for this scholarship, and it may be applied toward participation in a study abroad program. Learn more→

Robert Noyce Scholarship

The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented STEM majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years. Ten scholarships are awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors and post-baccalaureate candidates in their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) year. Noyce Scholars will join Trinity University's teacher preparation program and complete the MAT before entering the teaching profession. Learn more→

Robert Noyce Teaching Fellows

The Robert Noyce Teaching Fellows program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented STEM degree holders to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition assistance and salary stipends. Working professionals with an academic background in a STEM subject area will be able to earn their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree at Trinity and begin a fulfilling new career as a classroom teacher in one year. Learn more→

STEM Program Awards

Biology

Jacob Uhrich Scholarship Award

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.

Chemistry

William Crews McGavock Scholar

The William Crews McGavock scholarship recipient, a declared chemistry major, shall have achieved a high level of development in the chemical sciences as demonstrated in the classroom and laboratory. Preference will be given to students intending to pursue a career in chemistry or a chemistry related discipline. Financial need may be a consideration. Contact the chemistry department for more information.

Click here to download the 2019 William Crews McGavock Scholar application (PDF).

James Augustus McCloskey, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The James Augustus McCloskey, Jr. Endowed Scholarship recipient will be a chemistry or biochemistry major with an academic record of excellence, be conducting research in the field, and planning to continue their study of chemistry or biochemistry in a graduate program. The recipient will be selected first on the basis of merit and then on the level of financial need. Contact the chemistry department for more information.

Click here to download the James Augustus McCloskey, Jr. Endowed Scholarship application (PDF).

Mathematics

Becky Goforth Scholarship in Mathematics

The Becky Goforth Scholarship in Mathematics honors Becky Goforth, a Trinity alumna in mathematics from the class of 1995. The scholarship, established by her family and friends,  provides support for four years to an entering student who demonstrates an unusual ability in mathematics and a commitment to major in that discipline. The winner of the award receives $1,000 annually for four years. The awardee also receives an individual plaque and the inscription of his or her name on a commemorative plaque on permanent display in the mathematics department.