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Scholarship & Grant Applications

Trinity University is proud to offer merit-based scholarships and grants to students who demonstrate a keen interest or talent in the sciences, art, theater, music, and those who wish to explore their Christian faith.

The financial assistance opportunities are open, by application, audition, or interview, to entering first-year students. Please submit the required application form(s) for any scholarship that you may be interested in by the appropriate date.

Scholarships & Grants for Students Interested in Exploring Their Faith

The Storer & Tillman Scholarship for Developing Christian Leaders

This scholarship is open to students, by application, who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to developing their leadership skills in the context of their faith. These are annual, renewable, need-based scholarships of $2,500. 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.

The Storer and Tillman Scholarship application must be completed by November 1. In order to apply for the Storer and Tillman Scholarship, you must:

For more information on this scholarship and the application requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-TRINITY or admissions [at] trinity.edu.

Scholarships & Grants for Students Interested in the Sciences

The Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Award

This full-tuition scholarship is open, by application and interview, to students interested in majoring in a STEM-related field. In order to be considered, students must: 1) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents 2) apply for admission to the University under an Early Decision I or Early Action decision plan no later than November 1, and 3) submit the Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Application online by November 1.

Apply online: Submit the Semmes Distinguished Scholar in Science Scholarship Application online by November 1. You can preview the Semmes application questions here

 For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-TRINITY or admissions [at] trinity.edu.

Scholarships for Students Interested in the Fine Arts

Art Scholarships

The Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship is awarded yearly to incoming studio art majors. Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000, and the award 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:

  1. Résumé. Please include your contact information: name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

There is no application form to submit.

Mail your application materials to:

Adam Schreiber
Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship
Department of Art and Art History
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

OR

To submit an application online:

Combine your resume, images (drag and drop into your document), and image list into a single Word file, then 'Save As' a 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 [at] trinity.edu

Application packets must be received by February 1.

For further information, please contact Adam Schreiber, Assistant Professor of Art at aschreib [at] trinity.edu

Debate Scholarships

Baker Duncan debate scholarships are competitive and awarded in addition to other scholarships and financial aid. We encourage interested candidates to schedule a campus visit and meet with the director of debate and the Trinity debaters.

Applicants should submit the following by February 1:

  1. A letter of interest outlining their involvement in competitive debate and their academic goals and interests.
  2. A tournament-by-tournament record of their debate competitions.
  3. A letter of recommendation from their high school debate coach(es).
  4. Optional: Letters of recommendation from anyone in a position to evaluate the applicant's potential as a Trinity debater.

The award, worth up to $10,000 each year, is renewable for up to eight semesters as long as the recipient participates at an acceptable level in debate and maintains full-time enrollment and a minimum grade point average.

For more information about Baker Duncan Debate Scholarships, contact William Jensen at wmosleyj [at] trinity.edu or call 210-999-8582.

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships range from $1,000-$9,000 per year and are renewable annually based upon a successful audition, continued full-time enrollment at Trinity University, and participation in one or more of the performing ensembles. Piano, organ, and composition scholarships are also available for private study.

Audition dates are held in conjunction with the Admissions Office's Trinity in Focus weekends and should be scheduled directly with the music department. Submit the Music Scholarship Application by February 23, 2020, and consult the Music Department's website for more information on audition requirements.

Note: Students are not required to major or minor in music to be eligible for music scholarships. To be considered, prospective students must complete the online music scholarship application form on or before February 23, 2020, and they will be contacted to schedule an audition.

Theatre Scholarships

The human communication and theatre department awards Baker Duncan Scholarships in theatre to some members of its first-year class. These prestigious scholarships, worth up to $10,000 each year for four years, are open to students planning on pursuing a major or minor in theatre. Awards are made in the areas of acting, directing, design, theatre management, and theatre scholarship.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Submit an application online by February 1
  • Submit a one-page essay describing their personal commitment to the art of theatre
  • Submit a resume of all theatre credits, including both performance and technical experience
  • Submit a digital photo
  • Schedule an interview with the faculty of the theatre program on one of Trinity's Saturday preview programs before February 1. 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.

For more information or to submit your essay, photo, personal reference, and interview request, contact Roberto Prestigiacomo at rprestig [at] trinity.edu or call 210-999-8585 for more information.