Carr P. Collins Scholars Program

Baylor awards several scholarships to incoming freshmen who demonstrate leadership through service. Recipients are awarded a minimum of $5,750 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 an established resident of the state of Texas

*Applicants who elect test-optional admission for the 2022-2023 academic year will be considered eligible to apply if they demonstrate academic success within a challenging curriculum as determined through the admission review process.

How to Apply

Unfortunately, the scholarship deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 academic year has passed. Please check back later for more information regarding the 2023-2024 scholarship application.


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

  • 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

You may submit your scholarship materials in the following ways: 

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.