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Competitive Scholarships

Scholarships by Invitation

Candidates must apply and be officially admitted to Trine University for scholarship consideration. Dependent upon the student’s qualifications, eligible candidates will then receive an invitation from the Office of Admission and Financial Aid to attend one of three Scholarship Day programs held on November 14, 2020, January 23, 2021, and February 6, 2021. A student may receive only ONE Trine academic tuition scholarship. The scholarship of greater value will be awarded and scholarships are for tuition only. The following scholarship programs are by invitation only. 

Bateman Kolb Scholarship

Trine's most premier, full-tuition academic scholarship will be awarded to one first-year student who is deemed the “distinguished scholar” from the two Scholarship Day programs. The annually renewable Bateman Kolb Tuition Scholarship was established  from a $2.1 million estate gift provided by Mrs. Maxine Bateman Kolb, widow of former Tri-State College (now Trine) President Richard M.  Bateman (1960-1974). After the death of Dr. Bateman, Mrs. Bateman married Joseph Kolb, an alumnus, who was also supportive of his alma mater. The Bateman Kolb Scholar will  be given the opportunity to choose a funded internship with Trine's President or a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Undergraduate School Scholarships

Two (2) competitive academic tuition scholarships are awarded based on each Scholarship Day competition results, from each of the following schools:

Scholarship Day Program

Scholarship Day activities will include writing an essay and participation in two  interviews with individual professors. These interviews are designed to learn more about the candidate (the information we cannot get from a high school transcript and test scores). The essay is a response to one of several topics selected  by the Scholarship Committee. The essay, combined with faculty  interviews and academic record, will be the basis on which the  competitive scholarships are awarded.

In addition  to completing the required parts of the day, candidates and their families will have the opportunity to take tours of campus, meet with faculty and current students to hear what they have to say about their experiences at Trine, and be our guests at lunch. The admission staff will also be available to answer questions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must apply and be officially admitted to Trine University prior to the scholarship dates
  • Average GPA: 3.9 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Average SAT: 1310 (R+M) Average ACT Composite: 26
  • Must receive official invitation to compete at one of two Scholarship Day programs.

Renewal Requirements

  • Must continue to maintain full-time student status (minimum 12 credits per semester)
  • Must maintain 3.0 grade point average

Scholarship Recipient Incentive

The Bateman Kolb Scholar, School Scholars, Trustee Scholars, and Trine University  Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholars are among a highly select group of freshmen who are eligible to live in Trine University's Reiners or Stadium Scholars Hall. The Scholars Hall provides studio-style living for privacy and quiet study, along with a central living area for group study and entertainment, ample parking spaces in close proximity and security communication boxes, and is located within walking distance from all academic buildings, laboratories and the library. Each three-person residence is fully equipped with air conditioning, high-speed internet access and a private bath.

Important Notes

  • The Scholars Hall has limited space; assignments will be made and determined in early spring.
  • Eligible candidates must pay the $300 enrollment fee and submit the Housing Application Form before May 1. (Deposit is not refundable after May 1.)

For additional information, call 800.347.4878 or 260.665.4100 or email admit@trine.edu