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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Did you know that if you are transferring colleges you might be eligible for scholarship funds? There are some organizations that offer scholarships especially for students who are moving from one school to another.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship awards 60 students each year. In total, the foundation gives up to $30,000 to students annually. The amount you could be awarded will depend on how much your tuition is and if you are receiving other financial aid. Awards will be given to students based on things like resilience, self-confidence, academic ability, desire to serve and financial need.

To get this award, you must be nominated by a faculty representative. You can contact your school to find out who your representative is or to find out how to get a representative at your school. Each college can nominate up to four students. Faculty nomination is done online through the foundation’s website located here.

Zinch Transfer Student Scholarship

The Zinch Transfer Student Scholarship is available to students who want to transfer to a college or university in order to earn a bachelor’s degree through a four-year program. This award is for $2,000. To qualify you must be currently enrolled in school in the United States.

The application form is online and the annual deadline is listed on the website. Your entry will be judged based on your application, originality and academic and non-academic successes. More info located here.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Transfer Student Scholarship

This organization offers 14 different scholarships for transfer students. The scholarships are given on behalf of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in conjunction with organizations like Procter & Gamble, Wells Fargo, Honda, Lockheed Martin and many other groups. Each scholarship has different award amounts and different requirements. The information for each can be found on the website.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Scholarships

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society gives students scholarship funds to assist with transferring to more than 700 schools across the country. The society’s website has a search feature that can help you find the scholarship that is best for you. Click here for additional information on this scholarship.

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