Freshman Academic Scholarships 2019-2020

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

National Merit semifinalists for the upcoming academic year are announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in September of each year. Baylor offers a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to National Merit Finalists (finalist status is released in March) who are admitted to the university, select Baylor as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by the published deadlines, and attend an Invitation to Excellence event. In addition, the full-tuition award may be augmented by the recipients’ SAT or ACT scores. 

Please note: The entering fall 2019 class (current seniors) is the final cohort that will be considered for the Regents' Gold Scholarship. Beginning with the incoming class of fall 2020 (current juniors), high-achieving students will be automatically considered for academic scholarships in addition to various other scholarship opportunities. More information will be available with the opening of the fall 2020 admissions application. 

SAT Score - critical reading + math ACT Score Amount Divided Over 8 Undergraduate Semesters Amount per Academic Year
1490-1600 34-36 $187,368 $46,842
1420-1480 32-33 $183,368 $45,842
1380-1410 31 $179,368 $44,842
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 $80,000 - $88,000 $20,000 - $22,000
Provost's Gold Scholarship $68,000 - $76,000 $17,000 - $19,000
Deans' Gold Scholarship $60,000 - $64,000 $15,000 - $16,000
Founders' Gold Scholarship $32,000 - $52,000 $8,000 - $13,000
Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a Baylor cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.


For a more information, check out our Scholarship Calculator.