Trevecca awards annual scholarships in recognition of a student’s academic achievement prior to enrollment at TNU. Awards are determined at the time a freshman enters college and will establish the maximum academic award for that student during his/her time at the University. A student must qualify as an incoming freshman in order to receive an academic scholarship. The table below names the scholarships and amounts, and it lists the requirements for freshmen. If you would like to submit your test score in order to qualify for an academic scholarship (or a higher level of academic scholarship), we will accept test scores through the April national test date. We will not award academic scholarship increases for tests completed after the April national test date. Note that the ACT score referenced below is reflective of a composite score. We do not super score the ACT. The RSAT (restructured SAT) is based on a total score of English Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) plus Math. Should you have questions, please email

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Full Tuition  McClurkan Scholars (By application & invitation only.) 29+ACT (1330 + RSAT) and 3.5+ HS GPA
$8,500 Strickland Scholarship 32+ACT (1420 + RSAT) and 3.0+ HS GPA
$6,000 Speicher Scholarship 29-31 ACT (1330-1410 RSAT) and 3.0+ HS GPA
$4,500 Person Scholarship 25-28 ACT (1200-1320 RSAT) and 3.0+ HS GPA
$3,000 Childers Scholarship 22-24 ACT (1100-1190 RSAT) and 3.5+ HS GPA
$2,000-$4,000 Leadership Scholarship Awarded based on leadership/service-related involvements, achievements, and academic success. 
$1,000-$5,000 Endowed Scholarship (By application) Awarded based on need and/or donor directives. 
$1,000-$3,000 Departmental Awards Awarded based on a selection process by interview, audition and/or election.
$1,000 Church Matching Scholarship Awarded when a church submits a check (up to $500) on the student's behalf. Trevecca matches the check up to $500. 
Varies Athletic Scholarship Awarded based on skill and determined by NCAA Division II athletic program.

Annual awards are distributed in two equal payments. A student may receive only one academic scholarship per semester. Institutional scholarships at Trevecca can be applied only to tuition, fees, room and meal plan and can never generate a credit balance. Institutional scholarships require a minimum load of twelve hours each semester and will not be awarded beyond eight full-time semesters. No institutional scholarships will be given for external academic programming in which no tuition is paid to Trevecca. The academic scholarships will be renewed in the fall semester of each academic year provided the student maintains the required renewed GPA (3.0 cumulative). Students who lose their original award level due to their GPA, may regain their award level in the future if they can raise their cumulative GPA to the required level (3.0).

Department of Communications LEAD Scholarships

Dramatic Arts deadline to apply is February 15 of the year you intend to attend.
Film & Media Arts deadline to apply is February 15 of the year you intend to attend.
Journalism deadline to apply is February 15 of the year you intend to attend.


All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Institutional scholarships at Trevecca.

Students submitting an SAT test score received prior to March 2016 (prior to the RSAT) will be awarded academic scholarships based on their Critical Reading and Math (CR+M) score. We do not count the writing score. If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us at (615)248-1523.