5 Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships for transfer studentsWhether the first school wasn’t the correct fit, or a student is going from a 2-year to a 4-year college or university, transfers are pretty common in the college world. Take a look below at a few scholarships that are dedicated to transfer students, or to which transfer students can apply!

Becas Univision Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 30, 2017

For first generation students of Hispanic heritage, this scholarship offers financial aid for high school and college students, as well as those transferring from a community college. There are varying deadlines for priority consideration, the first being January 31, second: February 28, third and final: March 30.

To be eligible, students must: have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial aid, be a first generation student, be of Hispanic descent.

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Clifford H. Spicer Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Students who are residents of Michigan and are pursuing an education in land surveying or civil engineering, this one is for you. This scholarship awards those enrolled in ABET-accredited programs or those transferring into one.

To apply, students have to: be a resident of Michigan, have a minimum 3.0 GPA for high school, 2.5 GPA for freshman year of college, 2.75 for sophomore, and 3.0 for junior year, pursuing a relevant major, be enrolled full time.

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Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2017

This unique scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have overcome adversity. The program, offered on both the national and state level, can gift financial aid to students on track to graduate and enroll in a 4-year college/university or who plan to go to a 2-year community college and then transfer to a 4-year institution.

Eligible students must: be a US citizen, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, be involved in community activities, and display integrity.

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META Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $500 / $7,500

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Students entering their freshman year of a 4-year school or those attending a 2-year community college with plans to transfer, can apply to these scholarships ranging from $500 book scholarships to a platinum $7,500 that’s paid out over the four years.

In order to apply, students must: have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be a US resident, demonstrate leadership, be accepted into an accredited institute of higher learning.

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TACTYC Scholarships

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges awards accounting students who are graduating from two-year colleges who intend to continue their education by transferring to a 4-year institute.

To apply, students must: have completed at least 20 credit hours–6 of which must be accounting credits, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide transcripts, write a description about themselves and their goals, complete an essay, and be recommending by an accounting faculty member.

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Remember, most colleges and universities award scholarships specific to incoming transfer students. Make sure to take a good look at your chosen school to find out what financial aid opportunities await you.

Allison Wignall

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