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Baylor Announces Merit Scholarship Recipients
WACO, Texas – Baylor University has selected nearly 2,800 recent high school graduates as recipients of scholastic awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. All of these scholarships are awarded on the basis of class rank and test scores.
Baylor’s top award – the Regents’ Gold Scholarship – was awarded to select students who competed for this full-tuition academic scholarship at an Invitation to Excellence event. This academic scholarship is awarded for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study.
Baylor also awarded students with one of four other merit scholarships based on a combination of class rank and test scores:
- President’s Gold Scholarship, which provides $80,000 to $88,000 for eight semesters.
- Provost’s Gold Scholarship, which provides $68,000 to $76,000 for eight semesters.
- Deans’ Gold Scholarship, which provides $60,000 to $64,000 for eight semesters.
- Founders’ Gold Scholarship, which provides $32,000 to $52,000 for eight semesters.
The oldest continuously operating university in Texas, Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, with a mission to educate students for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring community. Nestled along the banks of the Brazos River in Waco, Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers.
Students are encouraged to let their lights shine in the world through numerous educational and research opportunities across various disciplines, which include 128 baccalaureate programs, 77 master’s programs, 46 doctoral programs, including the juris doctor, the education specialist program and the Master of Laws program. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and an average class size of 26, Baylor students interact with outstanding full-time faculty from their first days on campus to graduation.
Baylor University is one of the select 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and ranks in the top 8 percent of colleges and universities participating in the National Merit Scholarship program. The University’s vibrant campus life also includes more than 300 clubs and organizations and varsity athletics competing in the Big 12 Conference.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.