Baylor Line Foundation Legacy Scholarship Application

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2017-18 School Year.  

Important:  Recruited athletes, children and grandchildren of BLF Board Members, and graduate students MAY NOT receive awards in this program.

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) provides awards to outstanding undergraduate students.  Scholarships will only be awarded to those students who are children and/or grandchildren of Baylor alumni and are enrolled or admitted into Baylor University.  One of the criteria for this scholarship is depth of legacy, so having other members of your family who attend or have attended Baylor is a plus. We will consider awarding scholarships to siblings who are attending Baylor at the same time, but we ask that you complete separate applications.

Legacy Scholars must carry at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.5 GPA.  The scholarships are not automatically renewable, but you can receive one for each year of your undergraduate career.  If you plan to graduate in December 2017, please let us know.

We received more than 200 applications last year and awarded 82 scholarships of $1,000 each. We anticipate offering scholarships of up to $2,500 this year so we expect this process will be even more competitive.  Please take that into account when completing the application.

Application materials must be received by the BLF Scholarship Committee by 11:59 pm CST on March 31, 2017.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.  You will receive a copy of your application when you hit Submit (if you don’t, please send a note to, and you will be notified by regular mail or e-mail as to the status of your application.

Completed application packets will include:

  • This application form, which includes three required essays.
  • High-school or college transcript.  Current college students (attending Baylor or transferring from another school) are not required to submit their high-school transcripts, and you may submit a screenshot (vs. getting the school to send an “official” transcript).
  • High School Students Only:  A copy of your SAT or ACT scores, if not included on the transcript.
  • A resume that includes academic honors/achievements; school-sponsored extracurricular activities; non-school sponsored events; and work experience.

The application must be submitted online.  If that poses a problem, please contact Peter Osborne at 484-885-4117.

The Baylor Line Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is separate and independent from Baylor University.

  • Applicant Personal Information

  • Use the e-mail that you most often look at. If you're in high school, we'll ask you to consider updating it with your Baylor e-mail when you get to campus.
  • Please list your Baylor family members, relationship, and year they graduated (if you know it). For example, Susan Johnson Smith B.S. '81, J.D. '84, mother.
  • Just names and occupations.
  • Please tell us your anticipated graduation date from Baylor and your anticipated/preferred major (enrolled students will be able to provide more information later).
  • Academic and Extracurricular Information

    We would like you to attach a separate resume that includes such information as academic honors/achievements; school-sponsored extracurricular activities; non-school sponsored events; and work experience. Please try to keep it to two pages, and include any leadership positions and/or recognition.
  • Please include name of school, address, graduation date, high school cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and class rank. Please note if home-schooled.
  • High School Seniors Only: Please note SAT or ACT and date taken, with a breakdown of SAT Verbal, Math, and Writing Scores. Please also note any AP exams taken, date taken, and grade.
  • Please note either (1) Baylor GPA if current student and hours completed or (2) Other Colleges Attended and GPA there. You can also include extracurricular activities in this box.
  • Essay Questions

  • Please note that submitting this application gives the BLF permission to use some or all of your answer in its publications to promote the program and raise funds for future years.
  • Those timeless values include Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Courtesy, Perseverance, and Reverence.
  • Tell us the challenges you are having funding a Baylor education, what your alternatives were, and how hard you're working to attend in the fall. Some past winners have used this scholarship to reduce their funding gap between tuition and financial aid, to participate in an overseas or enrichment program, or to enable them to work fewer work-study hours so they can participate in an extracurricular activity. You can also mention siblings who are going to Baylor or elsewhere at the same time. You can also attach more detailed financial information in the Attachments section below (but please don't send us your tax return). If your parents want to provide separate information, that's fine too. Please just ask them to make sure they clearly identify you.
  • Attachments

    Here's where we going to ask you for documentation. Check carefully and don't make us chase you for important information that could affect your chances.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, gif, png, docx, doc, .
    You can upload multiple files here. Screenshots are fine. High school only is fine if you're in high school. If you attend either Baylor or are transferring from another school, you only need to provide a college transcript. For high-school students, please include your SAT and ACT scores (screenshot OK) if they're not on your transcript.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, ppt.
    Two-page maximum. Please do not create complex PowerPoint presentations or anything that will cause us to spend lots of money on printing. This is not a required file.
  • Drop files here or
    If there's something else you think would be helpful to the committee, please include it here.
  • Type your name in this box. You will receive a copy of your application by e-mail when you hit Submit. This program relies on the generosity of members of the Baylor family. Please note that we may ask you to write a thank you note to a specific donor who has provided a large gift to the Legacy Scholarship Fund. Thank you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.