Scholarship Resources

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) 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 access the opportunities listed below. The Guide to Applying for Scholarships (PDF) can assist students with getting started.

  • Spring 2024 United Way Child Care Scholarship
    Open to students to assist with the cost of child care while attending college. Must have a 2.5+ GPA, demonstrate financial need, have completed the FAFSA and not be enrolled in any other subsidized child care program.
    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2023
  • 2023-2024 Sibling Discount (PDF)
    UIW offers a discount to families with multiple dependent siblings from the same household attending UIW. Siblings who are simultaneously enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at the UIW Broadway campus may apply.
    Deadline: Jan. 16, 2024 to be considered for Spring 2024 only.
  • 2023-2024 Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship
    Open to Texas residents who demonstrate financial need determined by the FAFSA and need 30 or fewer hours to complete the 150 semester hours education requirement to take the CPA Examination in Texas. Must also file an Application of Intent to take the CPA exam with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship (PDF)
    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 their parent’s or guardian’s death.

Merit Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions to full-time Broadway 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. (PDF)
    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 70 years, the Rowe Fund has granted interest-free student loans for university studies in the U.S. to supplement other sources of financing.

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 and the deadline is in April.

Fashion Management Scholarship: The Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management awards several scholarships in the spring. The scholarships are announced at the Red Dress Fashion Show. These scholarships generally range from $500 to $1,500. For more information and to see a list of scholarships that 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 Nieves Villasenor (210) 829-3855 View Band scholarships
Music Bill Gokelman (210) 829-3855 View Music scholarships
Theatre Mark Stringham (210) 829-3805 View Theatre scholarships

There are several scholarship programs that provide health professional students with financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve medically underserved areas. Most Health Resource and Service Administration scholarships have service requirements. If the service requirements are not met, the scholarship funds will revert to a loan(s). Be sure to review the requirements of a scholarship before you apply.

  • Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
    The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides nursing students with financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve at least two years in a qualifying Nurse Corps site. As a condition of acceptance into this program, you must work at a Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in a nursing degree program.
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
    The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program pays tuition, fees and other educational costs and provides a stipend in exchange for a commitment to work for two years at an approved NHSC site. To qualify, you must work in one of these health disciplines:
    • Physician
    • Dentist
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Midwife
    • Physician Assistant
  • Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP)
    The NHHSP provides scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in primary and behavioral health disciplines. The program pays tuition, provides a monthly stipend and covers related school costs. Students must serve in a medically underserved area within the state of Hawaii immediately after graduation/licensure for every year of funding that the student receives with a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years.

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 Athletics 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.

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 veteran resources.

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 number (if known) with scholarship checks. If you are a recipient of an external award, please notify our office at