UIW is committed to providing educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means. More than 90 percent of UIW students receive financial assistance, and there are many opportunities available to students of all majors. We encourage our students to seek additional scholarships to finance their education through community organizations and foundation or accessing the opportunities listed below.

Scholarship Information

  • Scholarship Opportunities for UIW Students - Apply Now!

    • 2019-2020 Sanchez Family Foundation Scholarship
      Open to full-time undergraduate or professional students from Webb County. Must submit a 2019-20 FAFSA and demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. Deadline: May 3, 2019.
    • 2019-2020 Alamo Heights Rotary Club Scholarship
      Open to graduating seniors of Alamo Heights High School-Class of 2019. Must be degree seeking and maintain full-time enrollment. Deadline: May 3, 2019.
    • 2019-2020 Carlos and Malú Alvarez Endowed Student Scholarship
      Open to incoming freshmen participating in the UIW Honors Program. The scholarship will benefit ten students up to $4,000 each year by providing career mentoring, financial literacy education, financial support for high impact experiences such as research fellowships, study abroad and internships. Deadline: May 17, 2019.
    • 2019-2020 Valero Alamo Bowl Community Partners Scholarship
      Open to full-time students with 60+ completed by the end of Spring 2019, with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Must be pursuing a degree in education, communication arts, business, athletic training, sport management, rehabilitative science, kinesiology, or community health education. Deadline: June 14, 2019.
    • UIW Sibling Discount Application
      Deadline: August 26, 2019 to be considered for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 or January 13, 2020 to be considered for Spring 2020 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 GPA 2.8.
    • 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 GPA 2.8.
    • 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

    Merit Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions for full-time main campus undergraduate students. Find more information on UIW Merit Scholarships.
  • Program Specific Scholarships

    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 $1500. For more information and a list of scholarships which have been awarded in the past click here.


    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.

    Department Contact Person Phone Number Website
    Fine Arts Miguel Cortinas 210-829-3861 View scholarships.
    Marching Band Brett Richardson 210-829-3855 View scholarships.
    Music Bill Gokelman 210-829-3855 View scholarships.
    Theatre Dr. Robert Ball 210-829-3804 View scholarships.
  • ROTC, Military, & Veteran Benefits

    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.

    Veteran Education Benefits: The UIW Veteran Affairs Office can assist students using educational benefits under Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Assistance Programs in the pursuit of their educational goals.

  • Athletic Scholarships

    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

    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.

    iGrad Scholarships

  • Discontinued Scholarship Programs

    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 finaid@uiwtx.edu.