2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Academic Scholarships

TCU rewards academic achievement. The following list of awards is designed to recognize entering students who have excelled academically. Freshman scholarships are offered on a continuing basis until funds are exhausted. Transfer student applicants must be admitted by April 15 for the fall semester and Oct. 1 for the spring semester. These awards are based solely on academic performance without regard to the family's financial condition as evidenced by the FAFSA.

Freshman Awards

Specific renewal requirements common to all academic awards are:

  • Successful completion of 24 semester hours of "letter-grade" TCU coursework each academic year (fall and spring). Note: Summer courses do not satisfy the requirement.
  • A TCU cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required at the conclusion of the freshman year. Thereafter, a 3.25 TCU cumulative GPA is required at the conclusion of each spring semester.
  • “F” grade, “W” or “Q,” “I,” “AU,” Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and College Board Achievement Tests in Foreign Languages (ACH) do not count toward satisfying requirements.
  • Duration of freshman awards is eight semesters or 124 TCU semester hours, whichever occurs first.

John V. Roach Family Endowment

Provides full room, board and books for the top four students in the class who have been offered full tuition from another academic scholarship.

Chancellor Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition for up to 18 hours per semester for up to eight undergraduate semesters. Total value in excess of $178,680.

Trustee Scholarship

Combines with other academic awards to provide a full scholarship covering room, board and books.

Deans Scholarship

Amount: $20,000 per year for up to eight undergraduate semesters. Total value $80,000.

Faculty Scholarship

Amount: $16,000 per year for up to eight undergraduate semesters. Total value $64,000.

TCU Scholarship

Amount: $13,000 per year for up to eight undergraduate semesters. Total value $52,000.

Founders Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 per year for up to eight undergraduate semesters. Total value $40,000.

National Merit

National Achievement

National Hispanic

Amount: $2,000 per year for up to eight undergraduate semesters. Total value $8,000.

Note: Scholars must be designated as finalists in the competition and Merit finalists must officially designate TCU as their first choice. This scholarship may be awarded in addition to another TCU scholarship if the total amount of the institutional merit scholarship does not exceed the cost of tuition at TCU.

TCU Academic Achievement Award

This award is for current TCU students who were at the top of their class at the end of the freshman year and were not awarded an academic scholarship upon entering the University.