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Scholarships

Main Campus Undergraduate Scholarships

Trine University offers an extensive list of awards for prospective students*. If you need additional information about awards offered, please contact your admission counselor or call The Office of Admission at 260.665.4100.

Please note, students enrolled in 3+3, 3+2 or some 3+1 programs are considered undergraduates in years one, two and three. The fourth, fifth and sixth year they are considered a graduate student. All institutional awards for undergraduate programs will not be available during years four, five and six or when you are considered a graduate student.

*Students are limited to two stackable awards. All awards are not to exceed full tuition.

 

Undergraduate Awards

Trine competitive scholarships are invitation only scholarships. Please reach out to your admission counselor or visit our competitive scholarship webpage for questions and eligibility requirements.

The Legacy Award is available for newly enrolled first-year and transfer students who are the children, grandchildren or siblings of TriState/Trine graduates (or currently enrolled siblings). The Legacy Award is valued at $2,000 annually. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Please send the Legacy information to your admission counselor for you to be awarded.

Alumni Referral Awards will be available to any new student who applies, is admitted and enrolls at Trine University and is officially referred by an alumnus of the University. The future Trine University Alum will receive a $500 award. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Please have the Referral Form completed to be awarded.

NOTE: Legacy Award recipients are not eligible for the Alumni Referral Award to be awarded.

Students who reside outside of the state of Indiana who are newly enrolled first-year and transfer students for Fall 2022, seeking a traditional undergraduate degree, are eligible for this award, which provides $2,000 a year toward tuition. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Any newly enrolled first-year student who attended a Boys or Girls State with their respective State, is eligible to receive the $1,000 Boys or Girls State Award. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Applicants can receive this award by sending their admission counselor a copy of their completion certificate given to each participant.

The Diversity Award application is open to any newly enrolled first-year or transfer student is eligible to receive this $3,500 award. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs. This competitive award requires a scholarship application that is coming soon.

Any newly enrolled first-year student who wishes to pursue either the Pre-Medical Professional Track, Pre-Physical Therapy Professional Track or Pre-Physician Assistant Track are eligible for a $1,000 award.

Please indicate interest in these programs on your admission application. For eligibility requirements contact your admission counselor.

The student must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and continue to pursue one of the three tracks (Pre-Med, Pre-PT, Pre-PA) while attending Trine University as a full time, undergraduate degree seeking student.

This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Trine University partners with Project Lead The Way to help meet the ever-increasing demand for engineers, technologists, and medical professionals to serve today's high-tech world. Learn more about the Project Lead The Way Tuition Award.

Any newly enrolled first-year student who has completed a Trine Dual Enrollment course is eligible to receive the $1,000 Trine Dual Enrollment Award. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

The Trine Dual Enrollment Award is given to students who have completed a minimum of one (1) Trine Dual Enrollment course and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Also to be eligible, students must have completed the Trine Dual Enrollment course no later than May of their high school senior year.

Information on how to enroll in a Dual Enrollment class can be found here.

Any newly enrolled first-year student who can submit a one or a two class rank on their official high school transcript to The Office of Admission, is eligible to receive the Trine Valedictorian or Salutatorian award valued at $1,000 annually.

This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Trine Valedictorian/Salutatorian scholars are among a highly select group of freshmen who are officially eligible to live in Trine's Scholars Residence - Widmann Hall.

Important Notes:

  • The Scholars Residence has limited space; assignments will be made and announced mid-summer.
  • Scholars will be assigned to the Scholars Residence on a first come basis dependent upon the receipt date of the student's $300 Enrollment Deposit, which is refundable until May 1st.
  • Office of Admission reserves right to make exceptions based on space availability.

Please complete the Music Award Form to be considered for a Music Activity Award. No audition is required.

Music Activity Awards are $1,000 annually, provided the student continues each year in the program. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Please complete the Theatre Award Form to be considered for a Theatre Activity Award. Theatre Activity Awards are $1,000 annually, provided the student continues each year in the program.

This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

As a member of the Trine University Dance or Cheer teams, you qualify for a $1,000 annual activity award. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit the links below for more information:

Thunder Dance Team

Thunder Cheerleading

The eSports Activity Award is a $1,000 annual award. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

For more information on how to join our eSports team, please visit their webpage.

The Bowling Club Activity Award is $1,000 annually. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

If you are interested in joining our Bowling Club, please visit their webpage and complete a Recruit Questionnaire. 

The Synchronized Skating Activity Award is $1,000 annually. This award is considered stackable and renewable provided the student is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate Trine student in good standing, and has not transitioned to one of Trine’s graduate programs.

If you are interested in joining our Synchronized Skating Team, please visit their webpage and complete a Recruit Questionnaire.

High school seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the top one-third of their class and are a U.S citizen are eligible to apply. Scholarship amounts range from $4,000-$7,000 per year and may be renewable for up to a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study only. Gruenberg Application for Fall 2022 coming soon.

Any questions related to the Gruenberg Scholarship can be directed to gruenberg@trine.edu.

Scholarships ranging from $18,000/year up to full tuition available. See Air Force ROTC page for all details.


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