Who is eligible? History Majors with 12 credit hours of History at Baylor University.
Can History minors apply? No, you must be a formally declared Major according to your transcript.
What about a “secondary major in history”? Yes, they are eligible.
What about University Scholars? No, they must have a declared History major to be eligible.
What if I just have 12 credit hours of History but haven’t gone through the process of becoming a History major? No, you need to have a formally declared History major according to your transcript.
Do the 12 credit hours have to be completed? No, they may be in-progress during the semester in which you apply.
Do online classes count? Yes, if you have taken an online History class at Baylor, it counts towards those 12 credit hours.
Can I use AP or transfer credits? No, all 12 credit hours must be taken at Baylor.
Does it matter what level my History credits are? No, the 12 credit hours can be at any level (1000, 2000, 3000, and/or 4000).
Do BIC (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core) classes count? No, only classes with an HIS prefix count.
I took a class (like Area Studies) that is cross-listed in History; does that count? Only if it has the HIS prefix on your transcript; the system only recognizes and counts HIS classes.
Do I need to complete a FAFSA? Yes, in order to qualify for any scholarship, you must have a current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office.
Some scholarships are only merit-based; why do I need a FAFSA? The university requires a FAFSA before it can award any forms of financial compensation regardless of its conditions.
When can I file an application? The application period for the 2022-23 academic year is February 1 to March 4.
Where can I find the link to the application? Go to the History Department website under the Undergraduate Program tab and click on History Scholarships to find the Application link (see here).
Do I need to fill out a separate application for each scholarship? No, just complete the one form and you will be considered for all available scholarships.
I am graduating in December; can I still get a scholarship? Yes, as long as you are enrolled as a full-time student at Baylor during the Fall 2022 and/or the Spring 2023 semesters, you are eligible for consideration.
I am graduating in August; can I still get a scholarship? No, you must be enrolled during a regular full-length semester (Fall and/or Spring).
Can the scholarship be used for summer classes? No, it is only applicable to Fall and Spring semester tuition.
I am planning to study abroad during the 2022-23 academic year; can I still get a scholarship? Yes, in fact, several of the scholarships are specifically designated to assist with the costs of study abroad programs.
I am returning to Baylor after taking some time off; am I eligible for a scholarship? Yes, if you have had to take a break from your studies at Baylor for whatever reason and you are a History major and have taken 12 credit hours of History at Baylor, you are eligible.