The Trinity Scholars Program


“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.*” 

– Frederick Buechner

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.*”

– Frederick Buechner

What We Do

We help selected students succeed by providing financial support paired with professional coaching and mentorship for undergraduate studies with up to four years of college.

Our Goal is to provide a lifelong advantage for students in underserved communities, especially those who are financially challenged or first-generation college students.

Our Vision is to see Trinity Scholars make their best possible contribution to the world by developing a deep understanding of who they are.

Our Purpose is to create opportunity that unlocks the potential of our scholars so they can pursue lives of purpose, opportunity, and impact.

What We Believe

We Believe that every person enters life with a unique, God-given missional calling.

We Believe that finding this calling, or vocation, is the key to fulfillment, satisfaction and success—in college and in life.

We Believe that the support and guidance of qualified coach/mentors is critical to helping students fulfill their calling.

Why Having a Coach/Mentor Is Essential

Financial help alone doesn’t ensure a student’s success. Students need ongoing guidance and coaching to discover and fulfill their potential.

  • According to a Gallup Research study, two-thirds of students who completed college attributed their success to the influence of a mentor/coach.
  • Those who had mentors or coaches through college are twice as likely to be engaged in their work and thriving in five core areas of wellbeing—purpose, social, financial, community, physical.

How We Support

As anyone who has entered college knows, the experience can be very daunting. But studies show that it’s especially challenging for first-generation college students and those who are financially challenged.

The two main impediments to a successful college experience are financial stress and lack of direction. The Trinity Scholars Program addresses both.

First, we take a significant bite out of students’ financial costs by providing up to $10,000 in need-based support per academic year for up to four years of college.

Second, we help students discover who they are—their unique personalities, interests, values and career preferences--by utilizing the PathwayU assessment.

PathywayU provides baseline data for each student. Using this information, our professional coaches offer one-on-one guidance that’s personal yet purposeful, friendly yet firm. The coach will ask questions designed to guide the student toward the best classes, the best major, and the best career pathway. For instance, the coach might ask, “How does this choice align with who you really are?”  With this kind of caring direction, students can focus on the choices that fit them best.

The Trinity Scholars Program is open to students, regardless of background, who:

  • Are attending, or hope to attend, an accredited Christian college in any of the Northwest states (WA, OR, ID, MT).

  • Demonstrate a strong desire to understand their missional calling in life.

  • Are willing to commit to the Trinity Scholars Program assessments and coaching support.

  • Meet GPA requirements.

  • About half of those selected are first-generation college students and have a recognized financial need.

The rest are selected from households whose income is above being Pell-eligible, but low enough that there is significant unmet need. All applications will be given equal consideration.

* Used by permission. Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC, © 1993, Frederick Buechner.  

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215 W Mukilteo Blvd,
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Everett, WA 98203