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Special Eligibility Scholarships

Amount:  Varies

Special Note:  Effective December 2006, the Adrienne Miller Perner Memorial Scholarship has been established at the TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Eligible candidates will be females majoring in ballet from families whose parents or grandparents are/were career military personnel. The scholarship shall be based on talent; however, a permitted exception to the talent requirement will be for a recipient who has shown exceptional interest in helping others through community volunteer work or activities. Male candidates can be considered should a female candidate not meet the eligibility criteria. The Adrienne Miller Perner Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to helping make a difference in students’ lives in perpetuity. For more information call 817-257-7615.

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students of the Jewish faith are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to student applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA.

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:  Members, friends and family of the Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) established the BAA Scholarship in 2002. To apply, students will have earned 36 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of at least 2.7. Preference for an award is given to students of African descent who have financial need. The applicant must submit an essay of at least 500 words on the topic noted on the scholarship application.  The student must demonstrate an active record of service to the TCU community by submitting a letter of reference.

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:  The Bob Bolen Leadership Scholarship, provided by the generosity of The Sarah & Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation, honors Robert (Bob) Bolen, former Mayor of Fort Worth. The Bob Bolen Leadership Scholarship is open to current college sophomores or juniors who will be juniors and seniors beginning in the fall. Applicants should exhibit leadership ability and/or potential and a commitment to community service. Current and former military personnel, dependents of current and former military personnel, Eagle Scouts and Gold Scouts are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and documented financial need as determined through the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid. FAFSA must be received in the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid by May 31.

Amount:  Full tuition for junior and senior year

Special Note:  The Sandra Brown Excellence in Literacy Fiction Scholarship (ELF) was established by Sandra and Michael Brown to provide a full tuition scholarship to a TCU student who demonstrates both academic excellence and significant potential as a fiction writer. The scholarship will be given to a rising junior with 54 credit hours and will provide full tuition for the junior and senior year. Interested students must be an English or writing major and submit a writing portfolio of 50 to 70 pages. The portfolio must include an example, or examples, of the student’s original fiction-either short stories or part of a longer work - and a reflective introduction that discusses the student’s writing, goals, and interests. Two letters of recommendation are required. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better and remain active in TCU’s literacy culture. Portfolios must be submitted in hard copy to the English Department Office, Reed Hall, Room 314. For further information regarding the exact due date, contact Dr. Dan Williams at 817-257-6250.

Please visit Sandra Brown Excellence in Literacy Fiction Scholarship (ELF) to learn more.

Must be a minority teacher’s aide in Fort Worth.

Please visit TCU College of Education to learn more.

The Bryant F. Collins Scholarship

The Edward A. Bell Scholarship

The Margaret Cook Kunz & Fannie Broiles Cook Scholarship

These three scholarships, worth approximately $2,000 each, are awarded annually by the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies .

Students must be majoring or minoring in Spanish, have an overall GPA of 3.0, and a 3.5 GPA in TCU Spanish courses. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

The Fort Worth Institute for Supply Management Scholarship is provided by the Institute of Supply Management – Fort Worth, Inc. to provide financial aid based on academic achievement for undergraduate business majors at TCU. Applicants must be a BBA student working toward a major in Supply Chain Management; and be involved in student organizations, voluntary community service, or other extracurricular activities. For recognition of achievement, each recipient must attend the annual Fort Worth ISM meeting held the first Tuesday evening of October. ISM-Fort Worth reserves the right to print scholarship recipient(s) name(s) and picture(s) in publications and on the organization’s website. Scholarship money may be used for tuition, fees, or books. This is a one-year scholarship. Recipients may apply in subsequent years. Applications are available in the TCU financial aid office. Deadline October 16.

Full-tuition scholarship for black graduates of Tarrant County High School who graduate from high school with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 and demonstrate financial eligibility through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference is given to applicants who plan to major in banking, business, management, accounting, finance, economics and related fields. Freshman applicants must apply for admission by February 7. Transfers applicants must apply for admission by March 27. The results of the FAFSA and application for the scholarship must be received by April 3.

Preference is given to students who reside in Harrison, Marion, Panola, Gregg, and Upshur counties. Most awards amounts vary. Preference is given to students who have established financial eligibility through the FAFSA. In some cases, grants may be made on academic merit. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. 

Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:  Freshmen students, admitted to TCU as a full-time, first time degree-seeking undergraduate student. Eligible students must have participated in the HOBY Leadership Program, demonstrated record of leadership and community service, and not be a recipient of a TCU Academic Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable through four years if the student meets Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and maintains full-time enrollment.

The application process is open to students who indicate a career goal that demonstrates service to humanity. Awards range from $500 to $2,000. 

Applicants must have completed Chemistry 10103, 10123, 10122 and Biology 10504, 10514 or equivalent, and have a cumulative TCU GPA of at least 3.0 overall and in the sciences. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 per year. Applicants must demonstrate service to TCU, fellow students and the profession. Evidence of health-related experience and motivation toward a career as a doctor or dentist is also required.

Special Note: Given that Indigenous Women of the United States and Canada suffer disproportionately and overwhelmingly high rates of violence, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's Scholarship seeks to honor missing and murdered Indigenous Women, raise awareness about this issue, educate future leaders who will address this and other Native American issues, and provide financial support to students at Texas Christian University who demonstrate commitment to these issues. Deadline is August 1, 2020.

Amount:  Tuition and fees for up to four years or 136 hours of coursework in a TCU undergraduate degree program. Another NAACP Scholar will be named at the end of four years.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in education and make a 3-year commitment to teach in the FWISD.

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:  This award is for freshmen TCU students who were at the top of their class at the end of the Spring semester and were not awarded an academic scholarship upon entering the University.

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: Created in 2002, The Ferrari Mission Award was given annually by Student Government to honor students who lived and carried out the University’s mission statement. Today, the Chancellor’s Office and Student Development Services partner in providing Mission Statement Scholarships totaling $6,000 each year. Three students will be presented a $2,000 award at the fall Ring Ceremony in recognition for demonstrating excellence in fulfilling the TCU mission. You must be a current junior to apply. Applications for 2020 will open in January.

Please visit Student Development Services to learn more.

Must be full-time nursing students, have a FAFSA on file and receive a recommendation from Dean of Harris College of Nursing. Must not be employed by a non-Harris Methodist Health System affiliated health care organization. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Deadlines are November 15 (for spring semester), and July 15 (for fall semester).