Applications for the 2016-2017 award are now available! Please review the following information to learn more about this special scholarship opportunity. For more information contact: Steven Newcomb



To award merit scholarships to students in recognition of leadership ability, service to the University community, and as an incentive for further leadership achievements.



Over the years, the Baylor Student Government has placed an emphasis upon student involvement in positions of leadership within the University community. A person who has echoed this commitment to excellence in student leadership was Dr. A.A. Hyden. Over his twenty one years of service as the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Hyden set an admirable example for the students of Baylor University. Because of his commitment to students, this Endowment is dedicated in his honor.


The establishment and success of this fund will enable the Student Government to make a lasting contribution to the University by committing to Baylor's care an endowment of significant proportions. Furthermore, it will ensure that Student Government will have the opportunity and the means by which to positively impact the general welfare of Baylor and her students on an annual basis.


Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of leadership in any the following areas:

  • Athletics
  • Church Activities
  • Performing Arts
  • Scholarship
  • Service
  • Social Activities



All applicants must:

  • Be classified as a junior or senior in the fall of 2016
  • Plan to complete at least 12 hours at Baylor in the fall of 2016
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at Baylor University
  • Have completed 12 hours at Baylor at the time of application
  • Be eligible (as determined by the Department of Financial Aid) to receive money in the form of tuition credit


The Committee shall award each scholarship based on the following:

  • Scholarship must be $500, but not more than $1,000
  • Members of the Student Endowment Committee shall not be eligible for a scholarship.