Academic Scholarship Competition

The Academic Scholarship Competition will take place on our Deerfield campus on January 27-28, 2017. 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 2017
  3. Submit a completed FAFSA by January 23, 2017

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 13, 2017.

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

Additional Information

For information about participating in the competition, please contact Jordan Bryant, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, at 847-317-7000 or jbryant@tiu.edu.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply to the honors program to enhance their experience.

Honors Program Details & Application