Chancellor's Scholars Program
The TCU Chancellor’s Scholars Program, a four-year academic merit scholarship program, is jointly managed by the Chancellor’s Office, the Office of Admission, the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid, the John V. Roach Honors College, and Student Development Services. Chancellor’s Scholars are selected as entering freshmen and awarded full-tuition scholarships. This process is highly competitive and includes an interview weekend on campus.
Now sixteen years old, the Chancellor’s Scholar Program has provided full four-year academic scholarships to over 370 students during its history. In 1996, when the program began, less than twenty students from all classes were named Chancellor’s Scholars. Currently, the University’s investment in scholarships for Chancellor’s Scholars is sufficient to award more than 150 scholarships each year. For the 2012-13 academic year, there are 107 returning Scholars and 47 new freshmen Scholars.
In addition to receiving substantial financial support, Chancellor’s Scholars also enjoy opportunities to interact with the Chancellor including a retreat and year-end luncheon, social activities, a dining etiquette and interview skills dinner, and special recognition at Commencement for graduating students. A Scholars Directory is published each year and distributed to Scholars’ parents and family and members of TCU’s Board of Trustees. Programming and support for the Chancellor’s Scholars are provided through the Office of the Chancellor. For additional information, please contact Michael Marshall at 817-257-7783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are Chancellor’s Scholars selected?
Student recipients must first meet academic benchmarks to be considered. The admission committee then reviews leadership accomplishments, service records, and extracurricular activities. Subsequently, approximately the top two percent of the most talented, accomplished applicants will be invited to participate in on-campus interviews at the Chancellor’s Scholars Weekend in February*.
What is the academic profile of Chancellor’s Scholars?
SAT scores range from 2130-2230 with an average of 2170. ACT scores range from 32-34 with an average of 33. Recipients also will rank in the top two percent of their graduating classes and virtually exhaust their high school curriculum.
What is TCU’s financial commitment for funding the Chancellor’s Scholars program?
The value of each four-year scholarship is approximately $138,000 per student, not including additional programming activity costs for the group. To fund the scholarships, TCU underwrites a total of $5,234,894 from the budget of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. A portion of these costs are offset by gifts from donors to the University.
*Chancellor’s Scholars Weekend 2013 will be February 7-9. Finalists of the scholarship will receive notification pertaining to the interview weekend in early January.
Class of 2016 Chancellor's Scholars