Carr P. Collins Scholarship

Baylor awards several scholarships to incoming freshmen who demonstrate leadership through service. Recipients are awarded a minimum of $5,050 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years.

Who Should Apply

For consideration, applicants must:

  • rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
  • have a minimum score of 1250/1310 (old/new) on the SAT or 28 on the ACT
  • have completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
  • be a bona fide resident of the state of Texas

How to Apply

Submit the 2017-2018 Carr P. Collins Scholarship Application.

In addition to submitting the scholarship application, you must submit:

  • A resume of your high school honors, awards, achievements and extracurricular activities
  • A handwritten essay of no more than 500 words illustrating your concept of leadership and how community service experiences have impacted your life
  • A specific nomination for the Carr P. Collins Scholars Program from a teacher, counselor or principal that includes a brief explanation of why you deserve the scholarship


The application deadline is January 31. Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by January 31; applications submitted electronically must be received in our office by midnight on January 31.

Scholarship Details

Collins Scholars must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, and continue to demonstrate dedication to leadership and service. Recipients must participate in a program of civic or community service approved by Baylor University for one semester during each year they are a designated Collins Scholar. In addition, they must attend special seminars designed for the program and an annual dinner held in their honor. Finally, Collins Scholars must maintain a relationship with Baylor and the Carr P. Collins Scholars Program to mentor future scholarship recipients and illustrate the program’s positive results.