Scholarships

The University of the Incarnate Word offers a number of scholarships to first degree seeking undergraduate students. All merit based scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is maintained. All awards are given at the time of admission.

Freshmen Applicants

First-time freshman students are automatically considered for academic scholarships as part of their application. These scholarships are awarded based on high school GPA and range between $5,000 - $20,000 per year.  

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students who are completing their first undergraduate degree and have completed at least 24 credit hours at an accredited university are automatically considered for academic scholarships as part of their application. These scholarships are awarded based on GPA and range from $10,000 - $15,000 per year. 

Catholic High School Award

UIW offers an additional $2,000 per year scholarship for any student graduating from a Catholic high school. There is not a separate application for this award. Accepted students from Catholic high schools will automatically receive the scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Each Phi Theta Kappa member from an accredited 2-year institution will be awarded $2,000 per year. Recipient must be a current member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. Recipients will need to present their certificate to be awarded.

Alamo Colleges Scholarship

Students pursuing their first bachelor's degree, with most recent 24 credit hours from Alamo Colleges and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, will be awarded $2,000 per year.

Central/South American Scholarship

Any student that is applying to UIW from within their home country in the regions of Central and South American will receive a 20% tuition discount. Only students applying to UIW from within their home country and independently of a recruiting agent are eligible.

South Pacific Scholarship

Any student applying to UIW from within their home country of Indonesia, Philippines or Vietnam will receive a 20% tuition discount. Only students applying to UIW from within their home country and independently of a recruiting agent are eligible.

Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be either returning UIW students who have earned a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade point average or high school students who meet the academic scholarship criteria established by the UIW Admissions Office. Application deadline is in March each year.

Sister School Alumni

Students who have received a bachelor's degree from one of UIW's sister school partners will receive a 15% tuition discount towards a master's degree at UIW. This award does not apply to students who are part of special programs, cohorts and/or recruited by third parties.

The University of the Incarnate Word is pleased to offer prospective first-time in college international students the #YouAreWelcomeHereScholarship. 

Beginning in Fall 2020, UIW will offer two annual, renewable scholarships that cover 50% of the tuition to selected international first-time in college students dedicated to advancing intercultural learning and understanding at UIW. 

Criteria

The #YAWH scholarship is open to applicants who meet the criteria listed below. 

  • Be a First-TIme in College international student who is admitted to University of the Incarnate Word for the Fall 2020 semester
  • Graduation from a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrated interest and initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange (as evidenced in the essay)
  • Completion of a YAWH scholarship application and a 500 - 1000 word essay or a two-to-five minute video answering the following prompt, "Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at the school you are applying to?" 

An international student is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside of the United States and who does not also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. 

This scholarship is NOT stackable with others offered by University of the Incarnate Word.

Deadline for scholarship application

May 1, 2020 via email to intladmis@uiwtx.edu 

Renewal criteria

All continuing #YAWH Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  The scholarship is renewable for up to fours years based on continuous enrollment at UIW.