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 and select Baylor as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by the published deadlines.* In addition, the full-tuition award may be augmented by the recipients’ SAT or ACT scores. Students interested in being considered for one of Baylor’s limited full-tuition scholarships 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.

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
1360-1410 30-31 $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.

*We encourage all high academic achieving students to apply for our Invitation to Excellence event. This event honors academically talented students, whether they have taken the ACT or the SAT exam, and is designed to showcase the unique opportunities that Baylor provides as a nationally ranked, top Research institution. Students attending this event will be considered, through a holistic review, for academic scholarship funding that has been redirected from the National Merit, Regent’s Gold scholarship.