Scholarship Resources

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is committed to providing educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means. We encourage our students to seek additional scholarships to finance their education through community organizations and foundations or access the opportunities listed below. The Guide to Applying for Scholarships (PDF) can assist students with getting started.

2024 HSF Scholar Program
Open to students of Hispanic heritage who are a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident, or DACA. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for high school students; minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students. Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2024-2025 academic year. Must submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable).
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024


San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarships
Multiple scholarship applications available; deadlines and qualifications may vary.
Deadline: Feb. 24, 2024 (and various by scholarship)


Ambassadors for Community Health - Auxiliary at St. David's Medical Center
Open to accepted or currently enrolled students in a bachelor's (or higher) level healthcare program in the state of Texas such as, but not limited to, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or physical therapy. Must be attending full-time, provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, pass a background investigation, etc. See website for full details.
Deadline: March 10, 2024


Fiesta Youth 2023/24 College Scholarship
The Fiesta Youth 2023/24 College Scholarships are for young adults continuing their education in a university, college or trade school. Applicants must be 17-23 years old, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and currently reside in one of the following counties: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Kendall, Bandera, Medina, Duval, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, San Patricio, Jim Wells or Brooks.
Deadline: March 18, 2024


Assistance League of San Antonio Scholarship 

In the spring of 2024, Assistance League of San Antonio and its Bexar Hugs auxiliary will present $3000 scholarships to students at a college or university in Bexar County.  The intent of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to help students reach their educational goals.  The award may be used for tuition, fees, and books and will be paid directly to the college or university each student attends.  To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours or more), entering his/her junior or senior year at a four-year college or university in Bexar County, Texas. If awarded this scholarship as a junior, you may again apply for it in advance of your senior year as well.

 Deadline: March 29, 2024


STARS Scholarship Fund
The STARS Scholarship is open to full-time students seeking a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and whose permanent address is in one of the STARS scholarship counties. Must have earned at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship (including dual credit or AP credits). Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. See application for county and requirement details.
Deadline: April 1, 2024


TXCPA San Antonio Scholarship (2024-2025)
Open to current TXCPA Student Members. Must be a junior/senior accounting major/graduate student in accounting for academic year 2024 - 2025, planning to become a Certified Public Accountant. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. See link for full details.
Deadline: April 5, 2024


2024-2025 Endowed Scholarship Application
Through our Endowed Scholarship program, UIW is able to offer students of high academic and/or artistic ability a wide variety of scholarship opportunities. These endowments are made possible by the generosity and commitment of UIW’s alumni and friends. Completing this application will consider you for multiple endowed scholarship funds. Eligibility criteria: Returning/Transfer students who have earned a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade point average; or entering freshmen meeting the Academic Scholarship criteria established by the Office of Admissions.
Deadline: April 8, 2024


Sol Schwartz & Associates "Rewarding Excellence" Accounting Scholarship
Open to junior or senior accounting majors going on to graduate school in San Antonio.
Deadline: April 15, 2024


United Way Child Care Scholarship

Parents selected for a United Way Child Care Scholarship must meet the following criteria: Pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree for the first time; enrolled a minimum of 12 hours if not also working (minimum of 6 hours per semester if working a minimum of 19 hours per week); committed to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5; have demonstrated financial need; not enrolled in any subsidized child care program; and is a citizen or legal resident of the United States and a resident of Bexar County.

Deadline: April 24, 2024


Latinas In Progress Scholarship Program – Zoom Sessions
Designed to support college-bound women of Hispanic/Latino heritage in attaining higher education through participation in mentoring, leadership, college readiness and providing college scholarship opportunities. Must sign up for free Zoom session in order to receive scholarship application.
Deadline: TBD


2023 - 2024 Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship
Open to Texas residents who demonstrate financial need determined by the FAFSA and need 30 or fewer hours to complete the 150 semester hours education requirement to take the CPA examination in Texas. Must also file an Application of Intent to take the CPA exam with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.


Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship (PDF)
Open to Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer. Students must have also been less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of their parent’s or guardian’s death.


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarships
Open to students who have graduated from high school, are currently enrolled at an HACU-member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, have completed their first semester of college at the HACU-member institution, intend to enroll at an HACU-member institution in the spring of 2024 or fall of 2024 (varies by scholarship), and demonstrate financial need (if required by the scholarship sponsor). Deadlines vary by scholarship.

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions to full-time Broadway campus undergraduate students. Find more information on UIW Merit Scholarships.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers a number of scholarships to international undergraduate students seeking their first degree. Contact the Office of International Admissions for more information.

  • The Financial Aid Guide for Studies in the U.S. (PDF)
    Students from Latin America or the Caribbean can find a listing of scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans, collected by the Rowe Fund program of the Organization of American States (OAS). For over 70 years, the Rowe Fund has granted interest-free student loans for university studies in the U.S. to supplement other sources of financing.

Through the UIW Endowed Scholarship Program, UIW is able to offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to students of high academic and/or artistic ability. These endowments are made possible by the generosity and commitment of UIW's alumni and friends. The Endowed Scholarship application is available each year from January and the deadline is in April.

Fashion Management Scholarship: The Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management awards several scholarships in the spring. The scholarships are announced at the Red Dress Fashion Show. These scholarships generally range from $500 to $1,500. For more information and to see a list of scholarships that have been awarded in the past, visit the Fashion Department Scholarships webpage.

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarships: Students interested in performing and fine arts scholarships should contact the designated department for information on auditions and performance dates.

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarships Contacts
Department Contact Person Phone Number Website
Fine Arts Miguel Cortinas (210) 829-3861 View Art scholarships
Marching Band Nieves Villasenor (210) 829-3855 View Band scholarships
Music Bill Gokelman (210) 829-3855 View Music scholarships
Theatre Mark Stringham (210) 829-3805 View Theatre scholarships

There are several scholarship programs that provide health professional students with financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve medically underserved areas. Most Health Resource and Service Administration scholarships have service requirements. If the service requirements are not met, the scholarship funds will revert to a loan(s). Be sure to review the requirements of a scholarship before you apply.

  • Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
    The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides nursing students with financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve at least two years in a qualifying Nurse Corps site. As a condition of acceptance into this program, you must work at a Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in a nursing degree program.
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
    The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program pays tuition, fees and other educational costs and provides a stipend in exchange for a commitment to work for two years at an approved NHSC site. To qualify, you must work in one of these health disciplines:
    • Physician
    • Dentist
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Midwife
    • Physician Assistant
  • Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP)
    The NHHSP provides scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in primary and behavioral health disciplines. The program pays tuition, provides a monthly stipend and covers related school costs. Students must serve in a medically underserved area within the state of Hawaii immediately after graduation/licensure for every year of funding that the student receives with a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years.

UIW competes in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. Scholarships are available and awarded by the coaches of each sport. For information on athletic scholarships, contact the Athletics Office at (210) 829-2722 or visit the Athletics homepage.

Scholarship Search Engines: Students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships in addition to any UIW awards they receive. There are free search engines that students can use to find more opportunities.

ROTC Scholarships: Students interested in ROTC scholarships should visit the ROTC website for more information on the program, scholarships and requirements.

Military Discounts: Qualified military students and dependents may be eligible for tuition discounts. For more information, contact the UIW Business Office.

Veterans Education Benefits: The UIW Military and Veteran Center can assist students using educational benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Assistance Programs in the pursuit of their educational goals. Visit the Military and Veteran Center's website for assistance and to learn about additional veteran resources.

The following UIW programs have been discontinued:

  • Incoming Undergraduate Students: McCracken Alumni Referral Scholarship (MARS), UIW Top 5% Scholarship, UIW Direct Admit Scholarship
  • Incoming Graduate Students: Tuition discounts for Delta Mu Delta members and undergraduate students accepted to a graduate program
  • Incoming International Students: UIW International Scholarship
  • Returning Students: Upgrade Your Aid Grant
  • UIW Students Traveling Abroad: Global Experience Travel (GET) Award

Outside scholarship checks may be mailed to:

University of the Incarnate Word
Office of Financial Assistance
4301 Broadway, CPO 308
San Antonio, TX 78209

Please include the student's name and ID number (if known) with scholarship checks. If you are a recipient of an external award, please notify our office at