TLU Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarships   |    Transfer Academic Scholarships   |    Performance Awards   |    Participation Awards

Students must be accepted at TLU in order to be considered for a scholarship and must enroll full time in order to receive and renew the award. Grant and scholarship aid (federal, state and external) when combined with TLU awards may not exceed the cost of attendance for the year which you are applying. Academic, performance and participation awards in combination, where applicable, may not exceed the cost of full time tuition for the year which you are applying for aid.

Students receiving Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 veteran's benefits that pay 100 percent of tuition are not eligible to receive any of the TLU scholarships listed on this page.

Freshman Academic Scholarships

A range of academic scholarships are awarded based on high school performance and SAT/ACT scores. Scholarships are renewable for up to an additional three years provided you maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA at TLU. These scholarships are awarded based on full time undergraduate enrollment.

Pacesetter Award for College Excellence (PACE) - $18,000 - $24,000

Presidential Scholarship - $13,500 to $17,500

Academic Excellence Award - $10,500 to $13,000

Commendation Award - $8,500 to $10,000

Heritage Award - $5,000 to $7,000


Lutheran Advantage Award
Incoming students who denote their membership at a Lutheran church on their application for admission and who meet academic criteria for an academic scholarship listed above, are eligible for this award. Students will receive an additional $500 added to the TLU academic scholarship for which they qualify.  This scholarship is renewable for up to four additional years provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.0 GPA at TLU. Learn more.

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Transfer Academic Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are awarded based on credits received that are transferable to TLU and the grade point average calculated on these credits. These scholarships are renewable for one or two years depending on credits transferred and provided you maintain a 2.75 CGPA at TLU. Transfer academic scholarships are only available to students admitted as transfers and are based on full time undergraduate enrollment. Students with dual credit hours who are classified as freshmen will not be eligible for these scholarships. See Freshman Academic Scholarships above.

Transfer Academic Distinction - Up to $10,000 per year
2.75 TLU CGPA required for renewal.

Transfer Academic Honor - Up to $8,000 per year
2.75 TLU CGPA required for renewal.

Transfer Scholar Award - Up to $6,000 per year.
2.75 TLU CGPA required for renewal.

Transfer Achievement Award - Up to $4,000 per year.
2.5 TLU CGPA required for renewal.

Phi Theta Kappa Award - Up to $3,000 per year.
2.75 TLU CGPA required for renewal. This may be awarded in addition to Transfer Academic Scholarships.


Renewal of transfer academic scholarhsips is based on continued full-time enrollment and the cumulative GPA earned at TLU, the number of transfer hours accepted and the number of hours required for the degree. For example:

Transfer Hours Accepted Total Semesters of Award
0-15 8
16-30 7
31-45 6
46-60 5
61-75 4
76-90 3
91+ 2

 

Lutheran Advantage Award

Incoming students who denote their membership at a Lutheran church on their application for admission and who meet academic criteria for an academic scholarship listed above, are eligible for this award. Students will receive an additional $500 added to the TLU academic scholarship for which they qualify. This scholarship is renewable for up to an additional four years provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.0 GPA at TLU. Learn more.

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Performance Awards

Performance awards may be combined with academic scholarships.  Awards are based on an audition and your intent to either major in, or participate in, a music or dramatic media performance group.  Scholarship amounts vary and are determined by the appropriate fine arts department.   Students who receive a performance award must participate in a music (band, choir, strings, solo vocal) or dramatic media ensemble/group.

Auditions are required and must be scheduled in advance. If interested in auditioning for a performance award, you should review audition criteria and complete the appropriate application found on the Music Scholarships and Dramatic Media Scholarships pages.

Da capo Award in Music (music and music education majors only)

Locus Aduro Award in Dramatic Media (dramatic media majors only)

Jones Fine Arts Award (non- music, music education, or dramatic media majors)


Participation Awards

Presidential Award for Leadership and Service - Up to $1,000 per year (Returning Students Only)
Students demonstrating outstanding leadership through a variety of campus and community service activities may be invited to apply for this scholarship.  Learn more about PALS and apply on MyTLU (login required).

Publications Award - $500 to $3,500 per year
Students interested in serving as editor or a major officer of the student newspaper or other student publications may apply for this award.

Athletic Training - Up to $2,000 per year
Students interested in working toward meeting requirements for licensure in athletic training may contact Prof. Brian Coulombe, director of athletic training, at 830-372-8133 or bcoulombe@tlu.edu for information on how to apply for this scholarship. Students receiving this award must participate in all functions of the athletic training program. Learn more about TLU's Athletic Training program.

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