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Chancellor’s Scholars Program

Chancellor Boschini with Chancellor's Scholars
Over the last four decades, the TCU’s Chancellor’s Scholarship has rewarded the most accomplished, talented potential Horned Frogs for their remarkable achievements and hard work and has supported and challenged these leaders to be productive citizens and leaders in the community at-large. Chancellor’s Scholars are among some of the best and brightest students on the campus.

The highly competitive Program, which includes multiple rounds of committee review and on-campus interviews, has provided full-tuition academic scholarships to hundreds of students. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the University will fund 250 Chancellor’s Scholarships, including 63 new first-year Scholars and five new transfer Scholars.

In all the many things the Chancellor is responsible for, he maintains that students are our priority. — Zoranna Jones, Faculty Member

In addition to substantial financial support, Chancellor’s Scholars also:

  • Receive special opportunities to interact with the Chancellor, TCU faculty/staff and their peers at events like a new Scholars retreat, various social activities, and a dining etiquette and interview skills dinner.
  • Participate in a unique international experience
  • Receive special recognition at Commencement for graduating students

Programming and support for the Chancellor’s Scholars are provided through the Office of the Chancellor. The Program is managed in partnership with the Office of Admission, the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid, and the John V. Roach Honors College.

For additional information, please contact Lauren Nixon at 817-257-7782 or

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Both first-year and transfer Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients must first meet academic benchmarks to be considered for the award. The committee then reviews writing samples, leadership accomplishments, service records, and extracurricular activities. From the committee review, approximately the top one percent of the most talented, accomplished TCU applicants will be invited to participate in on-campus interviews, which take place in February for first-year applicants and June for transfer applicants.

Students who are offered the Chancellor’s Scholarship have excelled in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Most recipients will be at or near the top of their graduating class. The average GPA of the incoming fall 2021 Chancellor’s Scholar is 3.98 and the current Chancellor’s Scholar average GPA is 3.83.

The four-year value of the scholarship for each first-year scholarship recipient is more than $215,920, not including additional programming activity costs for the group. In 2021-2022, the total academic-year investment in the 227 Chancellor’s Scholars exceeds $11.3 million.