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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.

 

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Awards

New Student Academic Awards 2020-21

President's Scholarship

$16,000

3.9

ACT27/SAT1320

Distinguished Scholarship

$14,000

3.75

ACT 24/SAT 1200

Dean's Scholarship

$13,000

3.5

ACT 23/SAT 1120

University Scholarship

$11,000

3.2

ACT 21/SAT 1070

Discovery Award

$8,000

2.85

ACT 20/SAT 1040

 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.

Transfer Academic Awards 2020-21

Cumulative College GPA

Transfer Scholarship Award

3.75

$18,000

3.5

$14,000

2.75

$10,000

The Legacy Award is available for incoming freshmen 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 officially referred by an alumnus of the University who applies, is admitted, and enrolls at Trine 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 have completed the Governor's Work Ethic Certificate Program are eligible to receive the Governor's Work Ethic Award from Trine, valued at $500 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.

A copy of the Certificate of Achievement, given to the student upon completion of the program, must be submitted to admission counselor for award to be granted.

Michigan residents who are newly enrolled first-year and transfer students for fall 2020, seeking a traditional undergraduate degree, are eligible for this award, which provides $2,400 a year toward tuition. Read more about eligibilty and how to earn the award.

Prospective students who can show proof of membership to the Boys and Girls Club of America are eligible for a $2,000 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.

Students must have been a participating member of the Boys and Girls Club of America for a minimum of one year in order to qualify.

Please send a copy of your membership card to your admission counselor for you to be awarded.

Any prospective student who attended a Boys or Girls State with their respective State, is eligible to receive the $2,000 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.

Please complete the Diversity Application by March 1, 2020 to be eligible to receive this $5,000 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.

Chamber member dependents will receive a $2,000 award to pursue any Engineering, Forensic Science, Secondary Education, and Golf Management undergraduate degree programs at Trine (Angola, Indiana main campus).

Once you're admitted to Trine, you must verify parent/guardian’s full-time employment with a Chamber member company, or organization annually, by submitting a signed letter from the businesses HR department containing:

  • The parent/guardians employment status with the company
  • The name of the student that is to receive the scholarship
  • Sentence that confirms that the employer is a member of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Printed on letterhead
  • Signed by the employer

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. Students must also continue in the four eligible programs to continue receiving this award.

Students who wish to pursue either the Pre-Medical Professional Track, Pre-Physical Therapy Professional Track or Pre-Physician Assistant Track are eligible for a $2,000 award.

Please indicate interest in these programs on your admission application. Requirements are 3.5 High School GPA, Top 25% in class, SAT Composite (Math and Reading) 1220, ACT Composite 25.

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 and technologists to serve today's high-tech world. Learn more about the Project Lead The Way Tuition Award.

Any prospective 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 with a grade of "C" 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 prospective 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 $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.

Trine Valedictorian/Salutatorian scholars are among a highly select group of freshmen who are officially eligible to live in Trine's Scholars Residence - Reiners & Stadium 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.
  • Scholar Hall Residents are eligible to remain in the residence during their freshman and sophomore years. In their junior year students will be eligible to live in the Townhouse Villas.
  • Office of Admission reserves right to make exceptions based on space availability

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

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 Theater Award. Theatre 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 $2,000 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 $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.

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

The Synchronized Skating Activity Award is $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.

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

Please complete the Gruenberg Application by March 9, 2020. 

Award amounts vary on an annual basis.


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