2020-2021 Scholarship Events

Baylor Scholarship Events 2020-2021

Each year, Baylor University awards more than $7.5 million of generous scholarships to high-achieving attendees at the following events:

  • Getterman Scholars Program
  • Invitation to Excellence
  • Baylor2Baylor Medical Program
  • Baylor2Baylor Law Program
  • Baylor2Baylor Seminary Program
  • Distinguished Scholars Day

These events have historically been on-campus experiences during pre-scheduled dates. 

For the 2020-2021 year, these new scholarship experiences are no longer traditional, in-person "Events" that students attend in large groups, but rather, a checklist of virtual offerings alongside an on-campus VIP visit experience that students can schedule according to their preferences. Despite these adjustments, Baylor's reimagined scholarship events will still offer an in-depth, high-quality experience and the same amount of scholarship offerings as years' past, but with added safety and flexibility for the students and families. 

Event Information

Getterman Scholars Program

The Getterman Scholars Program is open to high-achieving students across the academic disciplines, especially students interested in an integrated undergraduate liberal arts education that encourages connections between the various disciplines of study, the local and the global, the past and present, and the love of learning and service of God and neighbor.

Selected applicants typically have a 1500 or higher on the SAT and a 34 or higher on the ACT. Students may qualify without submitting scores. Getterman Scholar applicants are among the brightest in their high school classes, demonstrating success in competitive and rigorous high school course selections

Participants receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, and selection carries with it a scholarship valued at approximately $60,000 renewable per year, covering tuition, fees, room, and board, along with support for study abroad, research and mission/service experiences.

Invitation to Excellence

Invitation to Excellence is a competitive program that showcases a few of the exciting academic opportunities Baylor offers. Participants receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, and faculty members select several students to win a renewable full-tuition Faculty Scholarship.

This event is best suited for high-achieving students who are hoping to enroll in the Fall and typically have scored 1420 or above on the SAT (math & critical reading) or a 32 or above on the ACT. Students may qualify without submitting scores. They should plan to major within the following academic units:

  • The Hankamer School of Business
  • The School of Engineering & Computer Science
  • The College of Arts & Sciences - Sciences Division
  • The Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
  • The Louise Herrington School of Nursing
  • The Baylor School of Education
  • The Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
  • The Honors College
  • School of Music

If you are selected to attend and have a major outside these academic areas, you will have a faculty session with the Honors College.

Baylor2Baylor Medical Program

The Baylor2 Medical Track Program is a combined 8-year baccalaureate/MD program for selected high-achieving undergraduate students. Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine grant six outstanding high school students provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University.

The Baylor2 Medical Track Program is designed for high-achieving high school seniors who rank in the top 5% of their high school graduating class or possess a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, typically have a 1430 or above on the SAT or a 32 or above on the ACT (although students may qualify without submitting scores), and are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

While all participants receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, two of the six students selected will receive a scholarship valued at $40,000 ($10,000 distributed during their 4-year undergraduate career). The other four will receive a scholarship valued at $12,000 ($3,000 distributed during their 4-year undergraduate career). Upon entering Baylor College of Medicine, two of the students will be eligible to earn another scholarship valued again at $40,000 ($10,000 distributed during their 4-year professional school career).

Requirements During Undergraduate Program
While at Baylor, students selected for the Baylor2 Medical Track Program must maintain an overall and science GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. They are also required to participate in all traditional pre-med coursework at Baylor. Additionally, these selected students will be required to take the MCAT and score in the range of 501-507 with no section less than 125 in order to matriculate to Baylor College of Medicine upon graduation from Baylor University.

Baylor2Baylor Law Program

Each year, Baylor Law selects six highly-talented freshmen to join the Baylor2 Law Program. This program guarantees admission into Baylor Law provided students meet the academic criteria. Participants receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, and selection into the program carries with it a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study at Baylor University) and a full-tuition scholarship toward a Baylor Law School degree.

The Baylor2 Law Program is designed for high-achieving students with an interest in attending law school who have typically scored 1360 or above on the SAT or a 30 or above on the ACT. However, students may qualify without submitting scores.

Requirements During Undergraduate Program
Selected students must meet these requirements for admission to Baylor Law School:

  • Maintain 3.6 cumulative GPA in Baylor undergraduate courses
  • Score at least 162 on the LSAT exam
  • Matriculate to Baylor Law School within 6 years of matriculating at Baylor University
  • Meet general admission and character and fitness requirements for law school admission
  • Contribute to the Pre-Law community while enrolled as an undergraduate student in a manner which will be outlined upon matriculation to Baylor University


Baylor2Baylor Seminary Program

Each year, Baylor University hosts a scholarship competition for prospective students who have selected Religion as their major or minor and who intend to pursue Christian vocational ministry. While all who attend the event and enroll at Baylor in the Fall 2021 semester will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, one participant will be selected to receive a $10,000 per year scholarship ($5,000/semester), renewable for up to four years (up to $40,000 total) provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Baylor2 Seminary Program is designed for high-achieving students who plan to major or minor in Religion as undergraduates at Baylor and then attend Truett Seminary. These students typically have a score of 1280 or above on the SAT or a 27 or above on the ACT. However, students may qualify without submitting scores.

This Baylor2 Seminary Program additionally streamlines admission into Truett Seminary provided the student meets the program criteria and awards the student a 100% tuition Truett Seminary scholarship for those that complete the undergrad program with at least a 3.25 GPA. The recipient also has the opportunity to receive credit for up to 18 hours toward his or her Truett Seminary degree, thus accelerating the completion time for earning the master's degree.

Requirements During Undergraduate Program
Baylor2 Seminary Program recipients must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and successfully complete Religion 2480 (Introduction to Ministry). In addition, they must receive a ministry endorsement from their Religion 2480 professor.

Distinguished Scholars Day

Many academic departments offer invitation-only events, called Distinguished Scholars Days, which are designed to showcase exciting discipline-specific opportunities available. Participants receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship and can also apply for a renewable $3,000 Distinguished Scholarship after attending the event.

This event is best suited for high-achieving students who are planning to major within the following academic departments and who typically have scored between 1260-1390 on the SAT or 27-31 on the ACT. Students may qualify without submitting scores.

  • Arts & Sciences / Undecided*
  • Business
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Education**
  • Engineering & Computer Science
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Health, Human Performance & Recreation***
  • Honors College
  • Music****
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Theatre

*Majors include: Anthropology, Art, Aviation Sciences, Classics, English, Environmental Science, Film & Digital Media, Geosciences, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Medical Humanities, Physics, Political Science, Public Relations & New Media, Modern Languages & Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Statistics and Undecided or Undeclared majors.

**Majors include: Elementary Education, Middle Grades English, Language Arts & Reading, Middle Grades Math, Middle Grades Science, Middle Grades Social Studies, Secondary English, Language Arts & Reading, Secondary Life Science, Secondary Math, Secondary Physical Science, Secondary Social Studies and All Level Special Education.

***Majors include: Pre-Health Science Studies, All Level Physical Education, Health Science Studies, Exercise Physiology, Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Recreation and Leisure Services, 5-Year Joint BS/MAT in Athletic Training and 5-Year Joint BSEd/MS in Sport Pedagogy. Please note that this event is exclusive to majors and programs housed in Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences. This event does not include majors housed within the College of Arts & Sciences.

****Majors include: Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Music Education (BMED) and Bachelor of Arts in Music. Instruments include: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp and Piano. Please note that students must select one of the listed majors AND one of the listed instruments to qualify for this event.

Application Process

1. All students may apply to one or more event by taking the following steps: 

  • Submit the Scholarship Events Application (launching September 1, 2020) and specify their major or pre-professional program 
  • Complete your Baylor application file by November 1 if applying for Scholarship Round 1 or by February 1 if applying for Scholarship Round 2

2. Baylor Admissions will then send an email prompting students to check their goBAYLOR accounts to see if they qualify for one or more events. (See the Important Dates below.) 

If a student qualifies for the event, they must first REGISTER for the event.
Then, there will be a checklist of "Event Requirements" to accomplish in goBAYLOR.
The requirements for ALL scholarship events will be: 

  • Complete a virtual interview with an Admissions Counselor
  • Complete an official on-campus visit (should we be able to safely offer tours)
  • Complete a virtual session with a Faculty member in the academic area of interest
  • Submit an essay after the Faculty session (essay prompt will be provided by the academic unit)

Depending on the event, there could be additional requirements that are specific to the event. These will be visible in goBAYLOR as an additional checklist item to complete. Examples include: 

  • Baylor2Baylor Law - Additional interview
  • Baylor2Baylor Seminary - Additional interview

3. After students have completed their Scholarship Event requirements and after Baylor faculty have chosen their award winners, Baylor Admissions will send an email prompting students to check their goBAYLOR accounts to see if they were selected for the scholarship award. (See the Important Dates below.)

Deadlines & Important Dates

There will be two "rounds" of Invitation to Excellence and Distinguished Scholars Days. Students are encouraged to pick the round that best fits their schedules.
Round One:

• Invitation to Excellence
• Distinguished Scholars Days

Scholarship Applicaton Opens September 1, 2020
Baylor Application Deadline  November 2, 2020
Scholarship Application Deadline  November 10, 2020
Round Two:

• Invitation to Excellence • Baylor2Baylor Law Program
• Distinguished Scholars Days • Baylor2Baylor Medical Program
• Getterman Scholars Program • Baylor2Baylor Seminary Program

Scholarship Applicaton Opens September 1, 2020
Baylor Application Deadline  February 1, 2021
Scholarship Application Deadline  February 10, 2021