2023-2024 Freshman Scholarship Programs
Each year, Baylor University awards more than $5 million in generous scholarships to high-achieving prospective freshman students who participate in our Scholarship Programs! Through these programs, students not only have the opportunity to be considered for significant financial awards but also connect with Baylor faculty, staff and students through special in-person and virtual experiences.
The scholarship awards prospective freshman students can receive after participating in these programs include:
- Program-specific scholarships that participants will be considered for after meeting all requirements for their Scholarship program, such as Baylor2Baylor Medical, Baylor2Baylor Law and Getterman Scholars.
- Additional Baylor scholarships geared toward high-achieving students such as those invited to attend Invitation to Excellence.
Note: Baylor Scholarship Programs are only available for qualified prospective freshmen students. If you are considering Baylor as a transfer, you can explore other scholarship opportunities available to you on our Transfer Academic Scholarships webpage. Furthermore, all students are eligible for merit-based awards; the programs listed below are in addition to these awards.
Explore the information below to learn more about each scholarship program including program requirements, invitation-only offerings, application-specific programs, and other frequently asked questions.
How can I participate?
For the 2023-2024 year, certain programs will require a separate Scholarship Program application to be considered for participation while others will be invitation-only based on academic record. To be considered for either, you must first submit a 2024 application for admission to Baylor by November 1. Please review the specific program descriptions to learn more about the academic profile of students who are typically accepted to attend each program.
Be aware: Qualified students may apply and register for multiple programs, but if selected they will only be allowed to participate in one program to be considered for the scholarship award. Whether you are applying to one or multiple programs, you will submit only one Scholarship Program application.
Invitation-Only Scholarship Programs
Both Invitation to Excellence and our Distinguished Scholars Days are invitation-only programs. Students who apply to Baylor by November 1 and have academic records that meet the qualifications are eligible to be considered for these special programs. If you are selected, your invitation will be made available in your goBAYLOR account.
Based on the competitive nature and limited space of these programs, not all students who qualify are guaranteed to receive an invitation. Our review process is holistic, meaning we not only look at academics but also extracurricular achievements and a demonstrated interest in Baylor. With this, we strongly encourage you to submit all recommended items when applying for admission to Baylor.
Scholarship Programs Application
The following programs require a Scholarship Program application separate from the Application for Admission to Baylor:
The deadline to apply for these scholarship programs is November 15.
- Getterman Scholars Program*
- Baylor2Baylor Medical Program
- Baylor2Baylor Law Program
Keep in mind, that qualified students may apply and register for multiple programs. However, if selected, with the exception of the Getterman Scholars Program*, students will only be allowed to participate in one program to be considered for the scholarship award. Whether applying to one or multiple programs, you will submit only one Scholarship Program application.
*Getterman Scholars applicants, if selected as part of the program you will be required to participate in both Getterman Scholars Day and Invitation to Excellence in order to be considered for the program’s scholarship.