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STEP 1:

The 2015-2016 CSS PROFILE is available October 1, 2014.

Trinity's CSS PROFILE code: 6831

Students who entered Trinity University prior to Fall 2013 are not required to complete the CSS PROFILE.

STEP 2:

The 2015-2016 FAFSA is available January 1, 2015.

Trinity's FAFSA code: 003647

Entering students priority filing date for the FAFSA is February 15.

Continuing students priority filing date for the FAFSA is May 1.

     

    Office of Financial Aid
    Trinity University
    One Trinity Place
    San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
    210-999-8315
    210-999-8316 fax
    financialaid@trinity.edu

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    Trinity offers a variety of scholarships to students who have distinguished scholastic records or special talent or skill in specific areas. The majority of scholarships are awarded based solely on achievement; however, a few are based on a combination of achievement and financial need. 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 award's 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.
     
    TRINITY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
    Dean's, President's, Trustees' and Murchison
    Trinity recognizes academic performance by offering these merit-based scholarships at the time of admission to first-year students who have distinguished scholastic records. Students are considered for these awards based on a variety of factors, including: academic preparation and performance (high school grades, course rigor), class rank if provided, standardized test scores, application essay and writing skills, co-curricular involvement, including contributions to school and community, and recommendation letters. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided the student maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. No additional forms are needed to be considered for these awards, since the application for admission is used to determine eligibility
    Note: Recipients of the Dean's Scholarship who entered Trinity prior to Fall 2011 must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative Trinity GPA for renewal.

    Questions regarding the awarding of academic scholarships should be directed to your admissions counselor at 1-800-TRINITY or admissions@trinity.edu. Questions regarding the renewal of academic scholarships should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

    Baker Duncan Scholarships
    (Art, Debate, Theatre and Music)
    Merit-based Baker Duncan Scholarships recognize talent in designated areas and are awarded to first-year students through an application process established by the respective department or program. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided recipients maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and meet participation requirements for music and debate or academic major/minor requirements for art and theatre.

    Interested prospective students must complete the application and audition (if required) by March 2. Materials may be submitted in more than one area of the arts. Questions should be directed to the corresponding program:
    Art: (210)999-7686 / Debate: (210)999-8511 / Theatre: (210)999-8511 / Music: (210)999-8212

    Trinity Music Scholarship
    Awarded to first-year students by faculty in the Music Department, the Trinity Music Scholarship is merit-based and available to both music majors and non-majors. It is renewable provided recipients maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and participate in one or more music ensembles. Renewal is upon recommendation by faculty in the Music Department.

    Interested prospective and transfer students must submit an online application. Recipients will be selected based on a campus or taped audition.

    For more information, visit the Department of Music online or call 210-999-8212.

    International Scholarship
    The International Scholarship is awarded at admission to selected first-year students who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents. An applicant's ability to finance their Trinity education is taken into account when reviewing the admissions application. The International Scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress.  Interested prospective students must submit the College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application to the Office of Admissions.

    For more information, visit the International Students section of the Admissions website or contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-TRINITY or admission@trinity.edu.

    National Merit Trinity Scholarship
    This $2,000 merit-based scholarship is awarded to first-year students who have been selected as National Merit Finalists, and designate Trinity University as their first choice college with the National Merit Corporation by May 1. The National Merit Trinity Scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study provided that the student makes satisfactory academic progress. 

    Questions regarding National Merit Scholarships should be directed to the Office of Admissions at 1-800-TRINITY or admission@trinity.edu.

    Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science
    A merit-based full-tuition scholarship, available to first-year students planning to major in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics, the Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science includes a one-time $5,000 stipend to be used for research support, professional travel, materials and supplies. The Semmes Distinguished Scholars in is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and majors in the designated area (see below). Recipients who change to a non-designated major will lose their scholarship eligibility; however, funds already received are not required to be repaid.

    Interested prospective students must:

    • Complete the Semmes Distinguished Scholar in Science application online by January 1
    • Plan to major in one of the following academic areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geosciences, Math, Neuroscience, or Physics and Astronomy
    • Complete an interview and campus visit if selected as a finalist

    Questions regarding the Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science should be directed to the Office of Admissions at 1-800-TRINITY or admission@trinity.edu.

    Transfer Scholarships
    A merit-based scholarship, the Transfer Scholarship is awarded at admission to entering transfer students in recognition of exceptional achievement. Students are considered for this award based on a variety of factors, including academic preparation and performance in college and high school, standardized test scores, writing, and contributions to school and community. The scholarship is renewable for a specified number of semesters of undergraduate study (as determined by the number of credit hours transferred to Trinity University) provided the student maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  No additional forms are needed to be considered for this award, since the application for admission is used to determine eligibility.

    For more information, please contact Lauren Ghishan at 210-999-8165 or admissions@trinity.edu.

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
    A merit-based scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to entering transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The scholarship is renewable for a specified number of semesters of undergraduate study (as determined by the number of credit hours transferred to Trinity University) provided the student maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
    For more information, please contact Lauren Ghishan at 210-999-8165 or admissions@trinity.edu.

    Urban Debate League Scholarship
    Awarded to first-year students with a talent in debate who are from high schools participating in the Urban Debate Leagues network. Students must submit the FAFSA by the preferred deadline (February 15 for prospective students and May 1 for continuing students). The Urban Debate League Scholarship of $5,000 is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided that the student makes satisfactory academic progress. 

    Interested prospective students must submit the following by March 1:

    • A letter of interest outlining your involvement in competitive debate and your academic goals and interests
    • A tournament-by-tournament record of debate competitions
      A letter of recommendation from your high school debate coach
    • Optional: letters of recommendation from anyone in a position to evaluate your potential as a Trinity University debater

    Questions regarding the Urban Debate League Scholarship should be directed to Sara Topp at 210-999-8582 or sarah.topp@trinity.edu.

    Tuition Exchange Scholarship
    A merit-based award, the Tuition Exchange Scholarship is available to first-year students who are dependents of eligible employees at participating institutions. Selection is competitive and a limited number of awards are offered each year. The Tuition Exchange Scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided the student makes satisfactory academic progress and continues to be deemed eligible by the participating institution.

    Note: Students receiving Tuition Exchange are not eligible to receive other institutional grants or scholarships. Tuition Exchange may not be used for a study abroad semester or year unless the study abroad is with one of our five exchange partners.

    Questions regarding Tuition Exchange should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 210-999-8315 or financialaid@trinity.edu