Scholarship Resources

The University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means. We encourage our students to seek additional scholarships to finance their education through community organizations and foundations or accessing the opportunities listed below. The Guide to Applying for Scholarships can assist students with getting started.

  • 2020-2021 Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship
    Open to students with no more than 30 hours of course work remaining to meet the education requirements to take the CPA exam. Must be a Texas resident and demonstrate financial need determined by the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Applications must be submitted to Dr. April Poe, UIW H-E-B School of Business and Administration Accounting Coordinator, for certification.
  • Fall 2021 United Way's Women United Childcare Scholarship
    Open to undergraduate students enrolled in 12+ credit hours, if not working, or a minimum of 6 hours if working 19+ hours weekly. Must demonstrate financial need, determined by the FAFSA, and have a 2.5+ GPA.
    Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Spring 2021 Carlos & Mal ú Alvarez Scholarship
    Open to current UIW Honors students, in good standing within the program, with financial need determined by the  FAFSA or TASFA. One student will be selected from this scholarship cycle to receive funding for Spring 2021. Scholarship may be renewed if recipient continues to meet scholarship eligibility.
    Deadline: March 12, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Assistance League of San Antonio Scholarship
    Open to UIW juniors or seniors (60+ credit hours) currently enrolled full-time. Applications must be sent directly to the Assistance League of San Antonio by mail (address provided on application) or email.
    Deadline: March 19, 2021
  • 2021-2022 STARS Scholarship
    Open to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with 12+ undergraduate credit hours and a minimum 2.7 college GPA. Must also be a permanent resident (5+ consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of the 30 STARS counties .
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • 2021-2022 UIW Endowed Scholarship
    Open to incoming freshmen students meeting the Academic Scholarship criteria established by the Office of Admissions or returning/transfer students who have earned a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA.
    Deadline: April 2, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Wheeler Foundation Scholarship
    Open to undergraduate students with a permanent address in Atascosa or McMullen county. Must be enrolled full-time with a 3.0+ GPA and demonstrate financial need determined by the 2021-2022 FAFSA.
    Deadline: May 28, 2021
  • 2021-2022 UIW Sibling Discount Application
    The UIW Sibling Discount Application is offered to siblings who are simultaneously enrolled as full-time, main-campus undergraduate students.
    Deadline: August 23, 2021 to be considered for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 and January 10, 2022 to be considered for Spring only.
  • Cardinal Chemistry Scholars (C2S) Program
    Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Must be a Chemistry or Biochemistry major, currently enrolled at UIW or applied for full-time admission with a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • San Antonio Mathematics Scholars (SAMS)
    Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Must be a Mathematics or Statistics major, currently enrolled at UIW or applied for full-time admission with a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
    Open to Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer. Students must have also been less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death.
Merit Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions for full-time main campus undergraduate students. Find more information on UIW Merit Scholarships.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers a number of scholarships to international undergraduate students seeking their first degree. Contact the Office of International Admissions  for more information. 

  • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
    Beginning 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. 
    Scholarship Criteria: Be a first-time in college international student who is admitted to UIW for Fall 2020. Graduated 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 - 1,000 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." 
    Deadline: May 1, 2020 via email to
    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.  
  • The Financial Aid Guide for Studies in the U.S.
    Students from Latin America or the Caribbean can find a listing of scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans, collected by the Rowe Fund program of the Organization of American States (OAS). For over seventy years, the Rowe Fund has granted interest-free student loans for university studies in the U.S. to supplement other sources of financing.

UIW Endowed Scholarship Application 

2021-2022 UIW Endowed Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 2, 2021

Through the UIW Endowed Scholarship Program, UIW is able to offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to students of high academic and/or artistic ability. These endowments are made possible by the generosity and commitment of UIW's alumni and friends. The Endowed Scholarship application is available each year from January through April.  Learn more about Endowed Scholarships at UIW.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Returning/transfer students who have earned a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade point average OR
  • Entering freshmen meeting the Academic Scholarship criteria established by the Office of Admissions

Fashion Management Scholarship: The Jurren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management awards several scholarships in the spring. The scholarships are announced at The Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show. These scholarships generally range from $500 to $1,500. For more information and to see a list of scholarships which have been awarded in the past, visit the Fashion Department Scholarships webpage.

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarships: Students interested in performing and fine arts scholarships should contact the designated department for information on auditions and performance dates.

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarships Contacts
Department Contact Person Phone Number Website
Fine Arts Miguel Cortinas (210) 829-3861 View Art scholarships.
Marching Band Brett Richardson (210) 829-3855 View Band scholarships.
Music Bill Gokelman (210) 829-3855 View Music scholarships.
Theatre Mark Stringham (210) 829-3805 View Theatre scholarships.

ROTC Scholarships: Students interested in ROTC scholarships should visit the ROTC website for more information on the program, scholarships and requirements.

Military Discounts: Qualified military students and dependents may be eligible for tuition discounts. For more information, contact the UIW Business Office.

Veterans Education Benefits: The UIW Military and Veteran Center can assist students using  educational benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Assistance Programs in the pursuit of their educational goals. Visit the Military and Veteran Center's website for assistance and to learn about additional veterans resources.

UIW competes in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. Scholarships are available and awarded by the coaches of each sport. For information on athletic scholarships, contact the Athletic Office at (210) 829-2722 or visit the Athletics Homepage.

Scholarship Search Engines: Students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships in addition to any UIW awards they receive. There are free search engines that students can use to find more opportunities.

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Beginning Summer 2019, the following UIW programs will be discontinued:
  • Incoming Undergraduate Students: McCracken Alumni Referral Scholarship (MARS), UIW Top 5% Scholarship, UIW Direct Admit Scholarship
  • Incoming Graduate Students: Tuition discounts for Delta Mu Delta members and undergraduate students accepted to a graduate program (discounts honored for students graduating before June 1, 2019 and enrolling in the 2019-2020 academic year).
  • Incoming International Students: UIW International Scholarship
  • Returning Students: Upgrade Your Aid Grant
  • UIW Students Traveling Abroad: Global Experience Travel (GET) Award

Outside scholarship checks may be mailed to:

University of the Incarnate Word
Office of Financial Assistance
4301 Broadway, CPO 308
San Antonio, TX 78209

Please include the student's name and ID (if known) with scholarship checks. If you are a recipient of an external award, please notify our office at