Types of Scholarships

Explore our biggest TWU-exclusive scholarships. All students who apply to TWU are automatically considered for TWU Merit Scholarships and Boldly Go Scholarships, no application required. You'll find instructions on how to apply for other scholarship opportunities below.

How to Apply

  1. Apply to TWU through the Apply Texas application
    1. Wait about 3 days for your application to be downloaded and for TWU to assign an ID#
  2. Create your Pioneer Portal Account
  3. Complete the General Scholarship Application on the Pioneer Scholarship System each year between July 1 and March 1
  4. After submitting the general application, click on Other Recommended Opportunities to find scholarships we recommend for you and apply for those

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Our Top Tips

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  • You do not need to be accepted or admitted to a program to be eligible to apply for scholarships. However, scholarships will not be awarded until you are accepted.
  • Submit all of your required documents (such as transcripts and test scores) as soon as possible. This information will help narrow your scholarship options and help you be "auto-matched" for possible New Student Scholarships. 
  • Meet deadlines. Do not wait until the last minute or deadline date to complete the application(s). Some organizations require official transcripts and/or letters of reference. Allow time to assemble all required information.
  • Read through the scholarship information and application before writing on the application form
  • Follow directions explicitly
  • Only submit requested information. Additional information may result in your application not being favorably considered. Do not submit letters of recommendation, photos, resumes or transcripts unless they are requested.
  • If you are asked to write an essay, use accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Have someone proofread your work.
  • Be sure to check your TWU email regularly for any offer notifications.
  • Follow the instructions provided on the email notification and offer letter to accept any scholarship offers and submit the post-acceptance questionnaire responses for scholarships that require this extra step.
  • Reapply each year!

Page last updated 1:01 PM, July 17, 2024