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College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Programs

Every student admitted into the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is considered for scholarships at the time of admission.

Students should complete their admissions application and file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st for priority consideration.

Currently, about 90% of the student body receives some type of financial assistance:

Scholarships and Grants for Entering CAS Students

Full-time College of Arts and Sciences students are considered for scholarships at the time of admission. Students receiving these special scholarships must be fulltime students and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Global Leadership Scholarship
The highest Trinity award, the Global Leadership Scholarship is awarded to full-time College of Arts and Sciences students who exhibit both academic excellence and outstanding community and school leadership. Once awarded, the Global Leadership Scholarship is renewed annually based on continued academic distinction of maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to academically outstanding students enrolling as full-time College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates. The number of awards and the amount of the stipends are determined annually. Once awarded, the Presidential Scholarship is renewed annually based on continued academic distinction of maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Dean’s Award
The Dean’s Award is offered to students who demonstrate leadership characteristics as part of their high school experience. It is expected that recipients of this award will continue to demonstrate their leadership talents by service to the University community.

Founders Award
Honoring the founders of Trinity this award provides scholarships to College of Arts and Sciences students. Awards are renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Aspiring Leader Award
Aspiring Leader awards are made to College of Arts and Sciences students who have demonstrated financial need and leadership potential.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
A designated scholarship program has been established for members of Phi Theta Kappa, the community University and two-year University honor society. Contact the Office of Admissions for further information regarding this award.

Transfer Grant
Transfer grants are offered to transfer students who demonstrate financial need.

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Special Scholarships for CAS Students

College of Arts and Sciences students receiving the following special scholarships must be full-time students and maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester in order to remain eligible for the award.  A separate application for these scholarships is not required.

D.F. Antonelli, Jr., and Judith D. Antonelli Scholarship
This endowed scholarship fund was established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Antonelli. Recipients must be full-time College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need and backgrounds considered culturally and/or economically disadvantaged. Preference will be given to members of minority groups.

Alumnae Award
The Alumnae Award is offered on the basis of need to relatives of Trinity Alumnae.

Girl Scout Leadership Scholarships
Trinity has a close relationship with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and because of our strong network and similar mission to educate women and promote women’s accomplishments, we are proud to offer four levels of Girl Scout Awards.

If you have successfully completed your Gold Award in Girl Scouting and have been accepted into the University of Arts & Sciences, you will receive an award of $5,000 annually.

If you have successfully completed your Silver Award in Girl Scouting and have been accepted into the University of Arts & Sciences, you will receive an award of $4,000 annually.

If you are an active participant in Girl Scouting and have been accepted into the University of Arts & Sciences, you will receive an award of $3,000 annually.

These awards may not be combined and will be factored in to your overall merit-based award from Trinity.

Helen and Marie F. Rotterman, Class of 1904, Scholarship Trust
This trust was established by the estate of Marie F. Rotterman, Class of 1904, to provide scholarships to qualified Catholic girls from the Dayton, Ohio, metropolitan area. Awards are made yearly in amounts depending on need and available funds. A personal interview and approval of the Trustees of the trust are also required.

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Endowed and Term Scholarships for CAS Students

The following special scholarships are named either for their donor or in recognition of others and are made possible by the generosity and support of alumnae and friends of Trinity. These scholarship awards are given to Trinity College of Arts and Sciences students who demonstrate financial need and who also meet the additional selection criteria specified by the donor of the gift. Endowed scholarships are funded by the ongoing income earned from the core gift; term scholarships are one-time gifts. The Office of Student Financial Services chooses recipients from among all qualified applicants for financial aid.

These special gifts underwrite in whole or in part scholarship and grant awards from Trinity sources. The receipt of one of these awards is recognition not only of financial need but also academic distinction. So as to recognize as many qualified students as possible, these awards are usually not renewed from year to year.

A separate application for these scholarships is not required; all full-time College of Arts and Sciences applicants for financial assistance are automatically considered for these awards.

  • Paul and Camille Lindsay Aiken Memorial Scholarship
  • Clifford and Adele Alexander Scholarship
  • D.F. Antonelli, Jr., and Judith D. Antonelli Scholarship
  • Boston Chapter Partial Scholarship
  • Mrs. James H. Bride Partial Scholarship
  • Brooklyn Partial Scholarship
  • The Right Rev. Msgr. John A. Butler Memorial Scholarship
  • Claire F. Cahill Memorial Scholarship
  • Paul W. Chapin Scholarship
  • Chicago Partial Scholarship
  • Class of 1962 and 1965 Scholarship
  • Class of 1964 Scholarship
  • Mary J. Dempsey Memorial Partial Scholarship
  • Dorothy Gleeson Dolan Scholarship
  • James P. Farrell Memorial Scholarship
  • Lillian A. Fay, Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America, Partial Scholarship
  • The Sr.Margaret Finnegan, S.N.D., ’54 and Sr. Regina Finnegan, S.N.D., ’53 Scholarship
  • Carol Lynn Bucca Fusco ’69 Scholarship
  • Ellen A. Ganey ’27 Scholarship
  • Sr. Lidwin Genau/Class of 1967 Scholarship
  • The Right Rev. Msgr. Charles P. Grannan Partial Scholarship
  • Paul B. and Katherine E. Hanrahan Scholarship
  • Bishop Harkins Partial Scholarship
  • Maria Sullivan Harrigan Partial Scholarship
  • William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
  • Catherine Baker Holahan Partial Scholarship
  • William and Sarah Hunter Partial Scholarship
  • Sr. Superior Julia Partial Scholarship
  • The Right Rev. William J. Kerby Partial Scholarship
  • Eileen Ryan Lahart ’54 Scholarship
  • Margaret Larson ’10 Partial Scholarship
  • Joseph J. Leary Scholarship
  • Martha T. Logan Scholarship
  • Catherine Lynch Partial Scholarship
  • Sr. Mary Partial Scholarship
  • Lucie Jane Desloge McAnany ’33 Scholarship
  • Anne Marie Condon McGovern ’50/Class of 1950 Scholarship
  • Evelyn Ruth McIntee ’32 Scholarship
  • Julia A. McMahon ’30 Scholarship
  • Louise Moore Partial Scholarship
  • Mount Notre Dame Partial Scholarship
  • New England Financial Aid Fund Scholarship
  • Notre Dame Alumnae Partial Scholarship, Roxbury, MA
  • Notre Dame Alumnae Partial Scholarship, Tyngsboro, MA
  • Agnes Perrot O’Connor ’24 Scholarship
  • Florence O’Brien Patterson ’26 Scholarship
  • Parsons Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Sr. Superior Raphael Partial Scholarship
  • Rhode Island Women’s Partial Scholarship
  • Helen and Marie F. Rotterman, Class of 1904, Scholarship Trust
  • St. Louis Partial Scholarship
  • Frances Mary Saul ’24 Scholarship
  • Rev. Thomas Scully Parochial School Partial Scholarship
  • Margaret and George Skirm Memorial Partial Scholarship
  • Ivan H. Stepich Memorial Scholarship
  • Margaret Walsh ’21 Memorial Partial Scholarship
  • Mary Dunn Walsh ’15 Scholarship

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For more information, contact Enrollment Services at enrollmentservices@trinitydc.edu or 202-884-9530, or visit the office in person in Main 154. You may also send a fax to 202-884-9524.

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