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 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.
Second, we help students discover who they are—their unique personalities, interests, values and career preferences--by utilizing the PathwayU assessment.
PathywayU provides baseline data for each student. 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.
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 GPA of at least 2.5.
Preparing to Apply
Following are the documents you’ll need to have ready when the application opens on January 1.
- PDF of your High School transcripts if you are currently a High School student.
- PDF of your College acceptance letter.
- PDF of your unofficial transcripts if you are already attending college.
- PDF of any additional financial aid awards.
- PDF of a letter of recommendation regarding your academic performance from one teacher/advisor.
- PDF of a letter of recommendation from one leader associated with 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.