What is the Trailblazer Scholars Program?
President Linda Livingstone, Ph.D. announced the establishment of the Trailblazer Scholars Program on July 13, 2020. The scholarship program is designed to recognize the importance of fostering diversity and mutual respect at Baylor University. This program is one small part of creating thoughtful conversations and change on Baylor's campus.
Students in the Trailblazer Scholars Program will participate in leadership and service opportunities through Baylor’s Multicultural Affairs Department and through other groups and programs on Baylor’s campus. Trailblazer Scholarships honoring donors and trailblazers throughout Baylor's history will be established to support these Scholars.
How can I support the Trailblazer Scholars Program?
Each year 20 students will be named Trailblazer Scholars and will grow to include 80 or more students. The University invested and launched the program with $5 million in scholarship support, but the active involvement of alumni and friends will support the program's growth. Contributions will help us meet the goal of providing 80 or more students renewable scholarship support through Trailblazer Scholarships.
About Baylor and Baylor's Commitment to the Trailblazer Scholars Program:
Part of Baylor’s commitment to listen, learn and take actionable steps regarding racial healing and justice in America, the Trailblazer Scholars Program also reflects the University’s mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 18,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.