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Transfer Academic Scholarships

2021-2022 Fall and Spring Scholarship Amounts

Scholarship Yearly Value Hours GPA
Chancellor's Full Tuition for 3 years 60 3.85
Dean's $25,000 for 4 years 12 3.75
Faculty $22,000 for 4 years 12 3.5
Phi Theta Kappa  (TCU Sponsored) $20,000 for 4 years 12 3.25
TCU Scholarship $18,000 for 4 years 12 3.25
Founder's $12,000 for 4 years 12 3.0
Gideon Scholarship for community college Education majors $12,500 for 2 years    
Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction Full Tuition for 2 years    

Transfer scholarships are automatically awarded when minimum requirements are met (except for Chancellor's). College credits obtained through AP, CLEP, or other Credit-granting exams are not evaluated during the transfer admission process and are not calculated into the transfer credit amount and transfer GPA.

Learn more about the Chancellor's Scholar application process.


Requirements for Consideration

  • Gideon Scholarship requirements include a 3.5 minimum GPA and up to 60 transferable hours
  • Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction requirements at


Chancellor’s Scholarship Requirements

  • 3.85 minimum GPA
  • At least 60 transferable hours
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Excellence on the Essay
  • Outstanding Activities or Work Experience (Résumé)
  • Outstanding Personal Qualities

The Chancellor's Scholarship is highly-selective. Finalists are invited to a required interview.



  • NOVEMBER 1: Spring Final Deadline
  • FEBRUARY 1: Fall Early Action Deadline (and consideration for Chancellor's Scholarship)
  • JUNE 1: Fall Final Deadline


Related Information

  • Scholarships are limited to the first BA/BS degree.
  • Renewal is based on a 3.25 cumulative TCU GPA and full-time status per academic year
  • Merit Scholarships are only for new students and will not be awarded to current or former TCU students.
  • Only one scholarship is awarded per student


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Eligibility-based Scholarships

TCU also offers scholarships based on exceptional ability in the fine arts.

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