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Scholarship funds are critical in a student's decision, or ability, to attend Trine. In the 2019-2020 school year alone, the university awarded more than $33 million in institutional aid. All of our scholarship funds depend on the philanthropic power of you! Learn more about our three scholarships funds, below. If you have additional questions, please reach out to our Director of Annual Giving at

Annual Scholarship

Support Trine student(s) each year with an annual scholarship.

As a non-profit, higher education institution, our students rely on donor support to reach financial aid goals that allow them to attend Trine University. The gift amount for an annual scholarship is $1,500. As the contributor, you can choose the school that the scholarship will support and the recipient will write to the sponsoring family and offer a brief written report on their academic achievements.

Books & Beyond Scholarship

Support deserving student(s), who have fallen on hard times, with a Books & Beyond Scholarship.

The fund was established by the generosity of donors of Trine University to offer assistance to students from families who require help from sources other than the Federal/state and institutional need-based programs. Support of this fund is $500 for each scholarship. These funds were especially helpful during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Books and Beyond Scholarship (which was temporarily renamed the "Student Emergency Fund") helped students with their need for at-home computers, travel expenses home, and other unanticipated expenses due to the coronavirus.

Endowed Scholarship

Invest in an endowed scholarship and provide support for students for years to come.

Endowment funds support the overall mission of the university, and the interest made on those funds are issued out to deserving students as scholarships. Any person, whether an individual, corporation, trust, estate or organization can make additional gifts to the university for inclusion in the fund. Once the scholarship reaches $30,000, it will be issued to one or more deserving students each year with preferences established by the donor.

Donation Information
$ 500.00
$ 1,500.00
$ 100.00

Interested in learning more about how we raise money for scholarships?

Trine's main scholarship fundraising event is the Trine University Scholarship Gala, held annually in the month of February. The Gala has raised more than $5 million for student scholarships through its history, including more than $1.2 million at the 2020 event. And, although the pandemic prevented an in-person event in 2021, generous donors contributed more than $1.3 million to the Trine University 2021 Gala Fund, established in its absence. We continue to be amazed and thankful for the generousity of our community, our alumni, our friends and all of those who are dedicated to providing a quality education to deserving students.

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