Academic Scholarship Competition

The Academic Scholarship Competition will take place on our Deerfield campus on January 26-27, 2018. Participants will have opportunity to compete for the Presidential or Kantzer Scholarships (covering tuition, room, board, and required fees), the Regents or Ruud Scholarships (full-tuition and required fees), the Dean’s scholarships ($20,000), and the Faculty scholarships ($17,000). Students accepted into the Trinity College Honors Program are automatically eligible to participate in the Academic Scholarship Competition.

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In order to be considered for this opportunity, students must:

  1. Be accepted to the Trinity College Honors Program
    Achieve a CGPA of 3.75 or higher (4.0 scale) and a 28 ACT or higher (1240 SAT or higher–Critical Reading, Math).
  2. Be accepted to Trinity College for Fall 2018
  3. Submit a completed FAFSA by January 22, 2018

Application Process

Competition Schedule

The weekend will include an optional campus showcase for all attendees, featuring a campus tour, chapel, lunch in the dining hall, and a classroom experience. The campus showcase will begin at 10:00am on Friday.


Following the Competition Weekend

Once the weekend concludes, elements of the competition – which consist of, but are not limited to, a personalized interview with faculty, participation in a group discussion with other competitors and a comprehensive evaluation of the student’s admissions file – will be evaluated and scored. The committee will make their recommendations to the President, and notifications of awards will be made by February 12, 2018.

*Any invited competitors unable to travel to campus will have the option to schedule their interview via Skype.

Additional Information