Presidential Scholars Weekend

Our Presidential Scholars Weekend will take place on our Deerfield campus in the fall. Each participant will have an opportunity to improve their academic scholarship, and two top prizes will be awarded (1 full tuition and fees scholarship and 1 full ride – including room and board – scholarship).  We are seeking honors-caliber students to participate (minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA), and students who earn a scholarship increase will be admitted to Trinity’s Honors Program.


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In order to be considered for this opportunity, students must:

  1. Students with a 3.5+ GPA are asked to register for PSW.
  2. Be accepted to Trinity International University for Fall 2021.
  3. Submit a completed FAFSA.

Students will be notified of their status after registering for PSW.

Weekend Schedule

The weekend will include a campus showcase for all attendees, featuring a campus tour, chapel, lunch in the dining hall, and a classroom experience. The campus showcase will begin in the morning.

Check in will begin at 9am and the event will conclude at 5pm.  The Campus Showcase will happen in the morning.  The scholarship competition will happen after lunch.  There are 2 components to the scholarship competition:

There is no overnight housing provided for students.  Students and guests will be together the whole day, except for the short time when the student is competing.  There is a common area for waiting and for free time between and during competition events.

Evaluation Process

Once the weekend concludes, students are evaluated on their performance, consisting of, but not limited to:

  • Personalized interview with faculty
  • A timed writing prompt
  • Comprehensive evaluation of the student’s admissions file

The Committee will make their recommendations to the President, and notifications of awards will be made about 2 weeks after the event.

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