As anyone who has entered college knows, the experience can be very daunting. But studies show that it’s especially challenging for first-generation college students and those who are financially challenged.
The two main impediments to a successful college experience are financial stress and lack of direction. The Trinity Scholars Program addresses both.
First, we help students discover who they are—their unique personalities, interests, values and career preferences utilizing the PathwayU assessment.
PathywayU provides baseline data for each student via validated assessments. Using this information, our professional coaches offer one-on-one guidance that’s personal yet purposeful, friendly yet firm. The coach will ask questions designed to guide the student toward the best classes, the best major, and the best career pathway. For instance, the coach might ask, “How does this choice align with who you really are?” With this kind of caring direction, students can focus on the choices that fit them best.
Second, we take a significant bite out of students’ financial costs by providing up to $10,000 in need-based support per academic year for up to four years of college or a maximum of $40,000.
Please note that students may receive only one scholarship at a time from the Foundation.
The Trinity Scholars Program is open to students, regardless of background, who:
- Are attending, or hope to attend, an accredited Christian college in any of the Northwest states (WA, OR, ID, MT).
- Demonstrate a strong desire to understand their missional calling in life.
- Are willing to commit to the Trinity Scholars Program assessments and coaching support.
- Have a high school or college GPA of at least 2.5.
Preparing to Apply
Following is the checklist of items you'll need for your application. Please note: you are responsible for ensuring all aspects of your application are completed on time.
- PDF of your High School transcripts if you are currently a High School student. If you are not in High School, please provide a PDF of your Diploma or GED Certificate.
- PDF of your College acceptance letter.
- PDF of your unofficial transcripts if you are already attending college.
- PDF of any additional financial aid awards.
- The name and email of at least one teacher/advisor to provide a recommendation regarding your academic performance.
- The name and email of at least one leader to provide a recommendation regarding your volunteer/service work. (e.g.: clergy, youth leader, local volunteer work, school club advisor, or a supervisor if you work while attending school.)
- 350-word essay describing the circumstances of your financial need.
View the list of qualifying colleges in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
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*Used by permission. Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC, © 1993, Frederick Buechner.