Scholarships and grants are both free money to help you cover the cost of your education. Unlike student loans, you don’t have to pay back college grants or scholarships, except under certain circumstances, like withdrawing early from a program or a change in your enrollment status.
The biggest difference between college grants and scholarships is that grants for college are typically need-based. Scholarships may be need-based or merit-based, which means they’re given out based on some kind of ability, hobby, ethnicity, denomination, etc. Grants may also come from either the school, state government, federal government (Pell Grant), or a third party organization. Government grants will be awarded based on your FAFSA application while other non government grants may need to be applied to separately.

TIU Institutional Grants

The amount you are eligible for will be included in your major-based scholarship.
Diversity Grant – Up to $2k
a year This grant supports ethnic diversity at Trinity by awarding $500 to non-Caucasian U.S. citizens. Alumni Grant: This $500 grant is awarded to students with at least one parent who graduated from Trinity.
Trinity values partnerships with area Christian High Schools in the integration of faith and learning. Students must graduate from one of our partner high schools
CHURCH MATCH GRANT – Up to $1k a year
This grant is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. If your church donates funds toward your education Trinity will match that donation up to $1,000 for each academic year. Applications and checks must be received before the first day of classes. Simply fill out the application and send it in.


To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Completing and submitting the FAFSAⓇ is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSAⓇ information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSAⓇ information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.1
1 Information Retrieved from The Department of Education

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