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.

  • Fall 2021 IME Becas Scholarship
    Open to students of Mexican-origin that are currently living in the United States, prioritizing DACA/Dreamer students. Completed applications should be returned directly to Amy DeStefano.
    Deadline: August 15, 2021
  • 2021-2022 UPS Scholarship
    Open to undergraduate students enrolled full-time who also meet at least one of the following criteria: first generation, low-income, minority or new American (recent immigrant).
    Deadline: August 16, 2021
  • 2021-2022 PACCAR Scholarship
    Open to undergraduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate financial need determined by the FAFSA.
    Deadline: August 16, 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.
  • 2021-2022 Independent Insurance Agents Foundation of San Antonio (IIAFSA) Scholarship
    Open to students planning to enter the field of Insurance and Risk Management with the intent to remain and work in the Texas area.
    Deadline: August 27, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship
    Open to U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in one of the following programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy, Traditional BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Nutrition, Doctor of Optometry, Nuclear Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Must have a 2021-22 FAFSA on file and a permanent residence within the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. Additional requirements can be found on the application.
    Deadline: September 24, 2021
  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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 

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 supporting Endowed Scholarships at UIW.

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.

The following UIW programs have been 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
  • 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