Over the last four decades, the Texas Christian University Chancellor’s Scholarship has rewarded the most accomplished, talented potential Horned Frogs for their remarkable achievements and hard work and has supported and challenged these high achievers to be productive citizens and leaders in the community at-large. Chancellor’s Scholars are among some of the best and brightest students on the campus. They excel in all facets of their academic and personal lives and consistently make an impact on the surrounding area. It is not only their strong academic performance, but also their personal and ambitious aspirations that set them apart from the very beginning.

The process of being recognized as a Chancellor’s Scholar is very competitive. Each year, among the many freshman admission applications, there are a select few that emerge as the most qualified.

Applicants distinguish themselves by:



  • Undertaking and excelling in the most rigorous academic curriculum
  • Significantly contributing to communities through service
  • Exhibiting extraordinary qualities of leadership in an array of extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrating superb writing skills (e.g. personal essay)

Highlights from the 2016-17 admission cycle:



  • Nearly 600 applicants were considered as semi-finalists for the Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • More than a quarter of the semi-finalists were invited to participate in Chancellor’s Scholars Weekend – a three-day, two-night program that culminates with an interview day
  • 61 first-year Chancellor’s Scholars in the class of 2021; 4 Transfer Chancellor’s Scholars
  • The incoming class first-year class had an average ACT of 33.3
  • Of the first-year Scholars with a reported high school class rank, the majority of the students fell within the top 2% of their graduating class, with many students receiving the valedictorian distinction

The Chancellor’s Scholars class of 2021 will join a tight-knit community of returning Chancellor’s Scholars who demonstrated a comparable ability and desire for success when they initially embarked on their TCU journey. With the provided resources of the program, current and past Scholars have been able to develop academically and personally while continuously reflecting a positive and honorable image that is TCU. It is undeniable that the previous classes of Chancellor’s Scholars have greatly impacted the program and it is inevitable that the future classes, such as the Chancellor’s Scholars class of 2021, will continue to raise the bar exponentially.

All the best,

Lauren E. Nixon
Chancellor’s Scholars Advisor