Our Presidential Scholars Weekend can help fund your education at Trinity! Join us in January, 2018.

Presidential Scholars Weekend

Our Presidential Scholars Weekend will take place on our Deerfield campus in January 24-25, 2020. Participants will have an 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 Undergraduate Honors Program are automatically eligible to participate in the Presidential Scholars Weekend.

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

  1. Be accepted to the Undergraduate Honors Program
    Achieve a CGPA of 3.75 or higher (4.0 scale) and a 28 ACT or higher, 1310 SAT or higher–Critical Reading, Math or an 86 CLT or higher.
  2. Be accepted to Trinity International University for Fall 2020
  3. Submit a completed FAFSA by January 18, 2020

Application Process

Weekend 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 9:30 a.m. on Friday.


Following the Presidential Scholars Weekend

Once the weekend concludes, elements of student interaction – 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 17, 2020.

*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 Presidential Scholars Weekend, please contact the Admissions office, at 847-317-7000 or [email protected]

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

Honors Program Details & Application