Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer Student 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. Transfer scholarship recipients may also receive an Honors Scholarship if admitted to the Honors College. Renewable.

Application Deadline: May 1 (for fall semester)
Nov. 1 (for spring semester)
Submit final transcripts by: June 15 (for fall semester)
Dec. 30 (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):

Submit the Transfer Student Undergraduate Scholarship Application.

Phi Theta Kappa  Scholarships of $1,000 are available to qualifying transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Students should submit proof of active membership and the Transfer Student Undergraduate Scholarship Application.

Scholarships for out-of-state residents

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

Two scholarships are offered: The Akron Advantage Gold Award and the Akron Advantage Blue Award.

Akron Advantage Gold Award

The Akron Advantage Gold Award is an annual $9,000 scholarship that can be applied toward only the non-resident surcharge.

Who’s eligible: First-time, full-time non-Ohio resident students at The University of Akron from one of the 49 states outside of Ohio and all United States territories.

ENTERING FRESHMAN STUDENTS: (must meet two of the following criteria)

  • High school GPA minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (based on sixth-semester transcript)
  • Top 10 percent of high school class
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 25 OR Minimum SAT score of 1200 (total score on SAT taken on or after March 1, 2016) OR Minimum SAT score of 1130 (combined critical reading and math score on SAT taken before March 1, 2016)
  • Entering freshman students can receive this award for a maximum eight (8) full-time semesters.

ENTERING TRANSFER STUDENTS: To qualify, you must have earned a minimum of 3.25 GPA with 24 semester hours completed after graduating from high school. Entering transfer students can receive this award for a maximum of six (6) full-time semesters.

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

Ohio's Pride, UA's marching bandFor dependents of UA alumni

Effective with the Fall 2016 entering freshman and transfer class, a dependent of a UA alumnus/alumna automatically qualifies to receive the Gold Award upon admission, regardless of ACT, SAT, GPA or class rank.

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