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Freshman Academic Scholarships

TCU recognizes and rewards outstanding scholarly achievement through academic merit scholarships. These awards are competitive and are based on a number of criteria, including the strength of your high school curriculum and standardized test scores.

The Application for Undergraduate Admission also serves as the Application for Academic Scholarships. Freshman scholarship recipients will be notified at the time of admission, or shortly thereafter.  Renewal is based on the successful completion of at least 24 hours in the academic year (fall and spring semesters).  A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required at the conclusion of the freshman year and a 3.25 cumulative GPA is required in subsequent years.

TCU Freshman Academic Scholarships

Scholarship Yearly Value Duration
Chancellor’s Scholarship Full tuition & fees Up to 8 semesters of undergraduate coursework
Deans Scholarship $21,000 Up to 8 semesters of undergraduate coursework
Faculty Scholarship $18,000 Up to 8 semesters of undergraduate coursework
TCU Scholarship $14,000 Up to 8 semesters of undergraduate coursework
Founder’s Scholarship $10,000 Up to 8 semesters of undergraduate coursework

How are Chancellor’s Scholars Selected?

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is TCU’s most competitive merit award and includes full tuition for eight semesters.  Students who are selected to compete for a Chancellor’s Scholarship will be invited to participate in an interview weekend, which usually takes place in February.  For this reason, students who believe they may be eligible for the Chancellor’s Scholarship are highly encouraged to apply Early Action.