Scholarships for transfer students (2018-19)
Some scholarship opportunities for transfer students require an application, and some do not.
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 general institutional scholarships.
Freshmen transfer students who have earned 29 or less credit hours at another institution may be eligible for freshman general institutional scholarships. In addition, students' GPA from their previous institution must be at the level necessary for renewal. See renewal criteria for details.
General institutional scholarships range from $2,500 to $8,000 and are based on high school academic records and standardized test scores. These scholarships are awarded to freshmen transfer students meeting the minimum criteria. Scholarships awarded to transfer students are renewable for a maximum of six consecutive, full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. These scholarships may not be combined with the Partners in Excellence-Transfer Scholarship.
|GPA requirement:||Minimum 3.00 high school GPA|
|Test requirement:||Minimum composite ACT score of 20 OR minimum SAT score of 1020 (total score on SAT taken on or after March 1, 2016) OR minimum SAT score of 950 (combined critical reading and math score on SAT taken before March 1, 2016)|
|Minimum enrollment:||Full-time undergraduate (12 credits/semester)|
|Scholarship for Excellence||$5,000-$8,000||UA GPA minimum: 3.25|
|Presidential Scholarship||$3,500-$4,500||UA GPA minimum: 3.00|
|Student Success Scholarship||$2,500-$3,000||UA GPA minimum: 2.75|
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 credit 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. These scholarships may not be combined with general institutional scholarships.
|Submit final transcripts:||As soon as possible to confirm your eligibility.|
|Transfer GPA requirement:||$2,500 award: 3.50 GPA
$2,000 award: 3.25 GPA
|Renewal GPA (maximum six full-time semesters):||3.0|
A scholarship application may be required:
► Read the directions for each type of scholarship to find out how to apply.
► 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 post-high school transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
► Submit the Transfer Student Scholarship Application by May 1.
Private/named scholarships (including 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. These scholarships are not automatically renewed. An application is required each year for consideration. (Transfer students are considered continuing students after their first UA semester. Continuing students need to submit the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.)
► An application for the following college/academic department scholarships may be required. Each scholarship process is different. Follow the links below for detailed information and instructions.
Colleges and academic departments with scholarship programs.
► An application may be required for the following scholarships. Each scholarship process is different. Follow the links below for detailed information and instructions.
Tuition assistance programs offered outside of The University of Akron may include:
There are a number of free and recommended websites that students can use to search for scholarship opportunities outside of The University of Akron. Outside scholarships received should be reported to the Office of Student Accounts.