Presidential Scholars Weekend
Our Presidential Scholars Weekend will take place on our Deerfield campus on 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.
A word from past winners
Nate Schlagel (center), ’19
“Trinity did a brilliant job making a potentially stressful and intimidating event feel like a big ice-breaker."
Hannah Rumple (right), ’20
“I met so many wonderful people, some of whom have now become dear friends. The weekend itself was relaxed and the staff cheered us on."
Sawyer Henderson (right), ’19
“Not only did I meet impressive students who would become my best friends during college, but also the phenomenal faculty."
In order to be considered for this opportunity, students must:
- 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.
- Be accepted to Trinity International University for Fall 2020
- Submit a completed FAFSA.
Once accepted to Trinity International University for Fall 2020, students who meet eligibility requirements will be sent an invitation.
Acceptance of invitation due
Presidential Scholars Weekend
The weekend will include a 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.
Friday, January 24 – check-in is at 9:30am (Students required, family members welcome)
- Campus Showcase
- Banquet dinner for students and family members
- Evening social event for students (Overnight housing provided for students)
Saturday, January 25 – events run from 8:00am-3:00pm (Students only)
- Personal interviews
- Group discussions
Hannah Smith, ’20
“I met so many wonderful people, some of whom have now become dear friends. I even met my roommate there! The weekend itself was relaxed and the staff cheered us on. I would recommend it to any prospective Trinity student!"
Nate Schlagel, ’19
“Trinity did a brilliant job making a potentially stressful and intimidating weekend feel like a big ice-breaker. I remember how thrilled I was to be meeting dozens of people, students and faculty alike, who were intellectually gifted, academically dedicated, and thoroughly in love with Jesus Christ."
Once the weekend concludes, students are evaluated on their performance, consisting of, but not limited to:
- Personalized interview with faculty
- Participation in a group discussion with other competitors
- Comprehensive evaluation of the student’s admissions file
The Committee will make their recommendations to the President, and notifications of awards will be made in early February.
For information about the Presidential Scholars Weekend, please contact the Admissions office, at 847-317-7000 or [email protected]
Sawyer Henderson, ’19
“Not only did I meet impressive students from all over the world, but also the phenomenal faculty that I now get to interact with on a daily basis. Discovering that the results of this scholarship program would help me attend the school I fell in love with was the greatest feeling in the world."