Scholarships & Financial Assistance
Students accepted to the Baylor in Washington Semester Program will continue to receive their Baylor scholarships and financial aid. Additionally, Baylor in Washington offers a number of unique awards for participants to defray costs associated with the program.
Available Funding for Washington Semester Program Participants
The following Baylor in Washington scholarships are offered to students participating in the Washington Semester Program and are determined based on both need and merit:
- The Jack and Lynn Fields Washington, D.C. Scholarship, a $3,500 award made possible by the generosity of The Honorable Jack Fields (B.A. '74, J.D. '77).
- The Baylor in Washington Pre-Law Scholarship, an award of up to $3,000 offered to Pre-Law students pursuing law school and a legal career.
- The Baylor in Washington Journalism Scholarship, an award of up to $2,000 offered to Journalism students seeking experience in political reporting through their semester in D.C.
- Additional Baylor in Washington scholarship funding is available in various awards up to $1,500 for students demonstrating exceptional need or merit.
Qualifying for Baylor in Washington Scholarship Awards
For all Baylor in Washington scholarship awards:
- Students will be considered after they have been officially accepted into the Washington Semester Program.
- After receiving acceptance into the program, students wishing to be considered for financial aid should submit a one-page letter presenting their case for consideration. The case should describe any specific circumstances contributing to his/her financial need and also explain his/her fit for a particular award or generally for receiving scholarship support.
*Please see below for specific criteria for these scholarship awards.
Again, as this is a Baylor University program, all current financial aid and scholarship funds will apply.
In addition to the above qualifications, students seeking the Baylor in Washington Pre-Law Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5;
- Be designated as Pre-Law and have been so designated for at least the prior semester. Applicants who are designated as ‘Pre-Law Interest’ are not eligible; and
- Have completed no less than 24 Baylor credit hours.
Please email Nate_Mills@baylor.edu with any questions about the scholarship consideration process.