Students at Texas Christian University often wonder how to best fund their college degree. What students may not know is that Texas Christian University provides a variety of different scholarships in order to help students reach their goal of achieving a college degree. One of the best ways to start your search for TCU scholarships is to complete the FAFSA application as early as possible. The FAFSA will quickly tell students whether they have qualified for any federal or state level aid. In addition, students may want to consider applying for one of the TCU specific awards that are listed below:
Freshman Academic Scholarships: Theses scholarships are awarded to incoming first-time TCU freshmen. All of these awards are doled out based solely on academic merit, without regard to the individual’s level of financial need. In order to be considered for these scholarships, the applicant is required to apply for admission to TCU. All students who apply are automatically considered for this award. The award that provides the highest level of funding, called the Chancellor’s Scholarship, has the highest standards. In order to be considered, students are required to attend a virtual or live interview. Students who are selected for this scholarship receive full tuition remission for up to four years of study at TCU. Additional information about this award, and other Freshman Academic Scholarships, are available at this website.
Transfer Student Scholarships: TCU offers a number of awards that are open exclusively to students who began their studies at another institution and who are transferring to TCU. The highest award, which is called the Cornerstone Scholarship, provides students with a scholarship worth $20,500 for up to three years of study. In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants are required to hold at least a 3.25 grade point average, show outstanding personal qualities, and have at least 27 credit hours that are transferrable. Students can apply for this scholarship through August 1st. Additional information about this scholarship and other transfer scholarships can be seen here.
TCU Mission Statement Scholarship: This scholarship was established about 14 years ago. Each year, three applicants are chosen to receive this scholarship. The scholarship is worth $2,000 and it is a one-time award. In order to be considered, all applicants must be in their junior year of studies at TCU. Students are required to apply during the open application cycle, which occurs from March 22 to April 22. The scholarship was created in order to recognized TCU students who embodied the mission statement of the university. It is offered in partnership with the Chancellor’s Office, Student Development Services, and Student Government. Additional information about this scholarship can be found at this website. Students can also further explore the previous website in order to see additional scholarships based on unique and special eligibility criteria. The amount of these scholarships vary. Some awards are worth only $1,000 or $2,000, but other scholarships are worth up to the cost of full tuition and student fees.