The University of the Incarnate Word 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!

    • UIW Sibling Discount Application
      Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020 to be considered for Spring 2020.
    • 2019-2020 Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship
      Open to Texas residents within 30 hours of completing the 150 semester-hour education requirement to take the CPA Exam. Must have completed at least 15 hours of upper-level account courses and file an Application of Intent with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to take the CPA Exam.
    • 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 $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, Military and 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.
  • Study Abroad Scholarships

    Students planning on studying abroad/internationally may be eligible for scholarship opportunities. Find more information on the UIW Study Abroad webpage.

  • 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.

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  • 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