Carr P. Collins Scholarship

Baylor awards several scholarships to incoming freshmen who demonstrate leadership through service. Recipients are awarded a minimum of $5,200 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 1310 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

We are no longer accepting applications for 2018. Please check back later for the 2019 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 by email must be received in our office by midnight on January 31.

Submit scholarship materials to:

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program
c/o Baylor University
Student Financial Aid
One Bear Place #97028
Waco, TX 76798-7028

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.