The first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, three young French women motivated by the love of God and their recognition of God’s presence in each person, came to San Antonio in 1869 to minister to the sick and the poor. Their spirit of Christian service is perpetuated in the University of the Incarnate Word primarily through teaching and scholarship, encompassing research and artistic expression. Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the University aims to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens.
University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) offers academic scholarships to first year students based on high school grades and SAT/ACT scores. Awards range from $5,000 – $12,000 and are renewable for four years. First year students who graduate(d) from a Catholic High School receive an additional $2,000 scholarship, which is also renewable for four years. All undergraduate degree seeking students receive a one-time International Scholarship of $1,000.