5 Scholarships for Transfer Students

Whether 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. Look below at a few scholarships that are dedicated to transfer students. Transferring differs from the typical college journey. However, financial aid should still be readily available.

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Clifford H. Spicer Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 15, 2021 (Opens November 2020)

This scholarship is for students who are residents of Michigan. Additionally, a requirement is that the students study education in land surveying or civil engineering. Furthermore, this scholarship awards those enrolled in ABET-accredited programs or those transferring into one.

To apply, students have to: be a resident of Michigan. Additionally, students have to possess a minimum 3.0 GPA for high school. A 2.5 GPA for freshman year, 2.75 for sophomore, and 3.0 for junior year need to be maintained. Furthermore, it is necessary that students pursue a relevant major, or be enrolled full time.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: TBD for 2021

This unique scholarship awards high school seniors who have overcome adversity. The program, offered on both the national and state level, can gift financial aid to college students. These students should be graduating and enrolling in a 4-year college/university. Secondly, the scholarship also applies to those who plan to go to a 2-year community college and then transfer to a 4-year institution.

Eligible students must: be U.S. citizens. Also, it is mandatory that students possess a minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, be involved in community activities. Furthermore, it is asked that students display integrity.

META Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $500 / $7,500

Deadline: TBD for 2020-2021

Freshman students attending a 4-year school are eligible for this scholarship. Additionally, students attending a 2-year community college with plans to transfer can apply. The scholarships range from $500 book scholarships to an award of $7,500. The scholarships pay for a student’s four years of college.

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

TACTYC Scholarships

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2020

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. Six hours must be accounting credits. Additionally, students need at least a 3.0 GPA, need to provide transcripts and write a description about their goals. Furthermore, students complete an essay and need to be recommended by an accounting faculty member.

Individual Colleges and Universities

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Many individual colleges and universities offer scholarships or grants to incoming transfer students. If you know which school you plan on transferring to, check out their financial aid page! There should be information available; otherwise, contact the financial aid office.

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