Freshman Academic Scholarships 2018-19

Admitted students are automatically considered for one of four academic scholarships listed below. Applicants who submit application files after February 1 are considered for academic scholarships based on available funding.

Regents' Gold Scholarship

Baylor provides a full tuition academic scholarship to National Merit Finalists who select Baylor as their first-choice college.* The Regents' Gold Scholarship is augmented by the recipients' SAT or ACT score.

SAT (Old) Score - critical reading + math SAT (New) Score - critical reading + math ACT Score Amount Divided over 8 Undergraduate Semesters Amount per Academic Year
1490-1600 1520-1600 34-36 $174,440 $45,194
1400-1480 1450-1510 32-33 $170,440 $44,194
1330-1390 1390-1440 30-31 $166,440 $43,194
For National Merit Finalists only. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a Baylor cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

President's Gold/Provost's Gold/Deans' Gold/Founders' Gold Scholarships

Scholarship Amount Divided Over 8
Undergraduate Semesters
Amount per Academic Year
President's Gold Scholarship $76,000 - $88,000 $19,000 - $22,000
Provost's Gold Scholarship $64,000 - $72,000 $16,000 - $18,000
Deans' Gold Scholarship $52,000 - $60,000 $13,000 - $15,000
Founders' Gold Scholarship $28,000 - $48,000 $7,000 - $12,000
Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a Baylor cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.


For a more detailed estimate, check out our Scholarship and Cost Estimator.

*NEW for 2019-2020 (does not apply to current seniors entering the 2018-2019 class): National Merit Finalists for the upcoming academic year are announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in March of each year. Baylor offers a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to National Merit Finalists who are admitted to the university and select Baylor as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by the published deadlines. In addition, the full-tuition award is augmented by the recipients’ SAT or ACT scores. These finalists will also be required to attend an Invitation to Excellence event. There will then be a selection process to determine the recipients of the Regents’ Gold Scholarship.