Transfer students (2014-2015)

No scholarship application required.

You do not have to submit a scholarship application to apply for these scholarships. We will use the information from your Admission application to determine your eligibility for Partners in Excellence and non-Ohio resident scholarships.

Partners in Excellence Scholarship

Partners in Excellence-Transfer Scholarships range from $2,000 to $2,500, divided evenly over two semesters. Mid-year transfers would receive only the spring half of the award, if funds are available. Students transferring to The University of Akron with at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate credit earned after graduating from high school must apply and submit final transcripts by the deadlines listed below to be considered for scholarships. They are renewable for a maximum of six consecutive, full-time (12 credit hour) semesters.

Admission Deadline: June 1 (for fall semester)
Dec. 1 (for spring semester)
Submit final transcripts by: June 15 (for fall semester)
Jan. 5 (for spring semester)
Transfer GPA requirement: $2,500 award: 3.50 GPA
$2,000 award: 3.25 GPA
Renewal GPA
(maximum six full-time semesters):
3.0

Non-Ohio Residents

The University of Akron offers to qualified non-Ohio residents scholarship awards that are applied to the out-of-state tuition charges. Akron Advantage scholarships are in addition to any other scholarships you receive.

Akron Advantage Blue Award

The Akron Advantage Blue Award is an annual $6,500 scholarship.

In addition to being a non-resident of Ohio and a first-time, full-time transfer student at the University, students from one of the 49 states outside of Ohio and all United States territories must have earned 24 semester credit hours after high school (not including credits taken as a high school student at a college or university) and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.75
  • Dependent of a UA alumnus/alumna

Akron Advantage Gold Award

The Akron Advantage Gold Award is an annual $9,000 scholarship.

In addition to being a non-resident of Ohio and a first-time, full-time transfer student at the University, students from one of the 49 states outside of Ohio and all United States territories must have a 3.25 cumulative transfer GPA and earned 24 semester credit hours after high school (not including credits taken as a high school student at a college or university).

Students who meet the Gold Award criteria are ineligible to also receive the Blue Award.

Additional Information

In addition to the above eligibility criteria for the Gold Award, students must meet the following to remain eligible to receive the awards: 

  • Out-of-state residency status (as stated above, a student from one of the 49 states outside of Ohio and all U.S. territories) 
  • Full-time status (at least 12 credit hours per semester - Fall and Spring) 
  • Remain in good academic standing 
  • Renewable up to six semesters

A scholarship application may be required.

Read the directions for each type of scholarship to find out how to apply.

Phi Theta Kappa

To apply, students should submit proof of active membership to the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships of $1,000 are available to qualifying transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

Honors Scholarships

You do not have to submit a scholarship application to apply for these scholarships, but you do need to apply to the Honors College. We will use the information from your Honors admission application to determine your eligibility for Honors Scholarships.


Honors Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition and fees. Every student admitted to UA who applies for admission to the Honors College prior to the honors deadline is considered for an Honors Scholarship Award. First consideration is given to those applicants meeting the following criteria. The Honors Scholarship is in addition to other general scholarships awarded at The University of Akron.

Early Honors application deadline: November 1
Standard Honors application deadline: February 1
GPA requirement: Minimum 3.6 college GPA
Renewal GPA: Varies by award and academic level
Minimum enrollment: Full-time undergraduate (12 credits/semester)

Learn more about Honors Scholarships at The University of Akron.

Private (Endowed) Scholarships

Submit the Transfer Student Scholarship Application by May 1.


Endowed scholarships are funded by external donors and are awarded to students who meet criteria established by the donors. These criteria may include demonstrated history of leadership, community service, financial need and/or other personal factors.

Major-Specific Scholarships

You might have to submit a scholarship application to apply for these scholarships. Each scholarship is different, so review the instructions to find out how to apply.


Some colleges and academic departments have scholarship programs.

Additional Scholarships

You might have to submit a scholarship application to apply for these scholarships. Each scholarship is different, so review the instructions to find out how to apply.


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External scholarships are offered through

Scholarship Search Sites

These external, free sites can help you find more scholarships. Remember to report all outside aid to the Office of Student Accounts.


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