Transfer Scholarships (STARTING FALL 2017)

All Fall 2017 Transfer Scholarships require that a student be admitted to the University by the August 1 deadline. All supporting documentation is due to the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships by that date.

 

Transfer Academic Scholarships

COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

  • Value is $2,000 per semester. Total value is $4,000 - $8,000, depending on transfer credit hours.
  • Students with 48-89 transfer credit hours will receive the scholarship for 2 years (4 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with 90-119 transfer credit hours will receive the scholarship for 1 year (2 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with a cumulative college transfer GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible.
  • Students transferring from any accredited institution are eligible.
  • Can be stacked with the PTK Scholarship, Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, Transfer Eagle  Scout/Gold Award Scholarship, and Mississippi Community/Junior College President’s Scholarship.

  

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Value is $2,000 per semester. Total value is $4,000 - $8,000, depending on transfer credit hours.
  • Eligible students must have a minimum 21 composite ACT score, a 3.0 core high school GPA and a 3.0 cumulative college transfer GPA.
  • Students with less than 48 transfer credit hours from a four-year institution will receive the scholarship for 3 years (6 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with 48-89 transfer credit hours from a four-year institution will receive the scholarship for 2 years (4 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with 90-119 transfer credit hours from a four-year institution will receive the scholarship for 1 year (2 fall/spring semesters)
  • Documentation Required: Test scores are typically not required for transfer admissions. Test scores must be on file with the Office of Admissions by the required deadline in order to receive this scholarship.

 

 

Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships for fall 2017

PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP

  • One-time scholarship of $1,000.
  • Must have completed (or in process of completing) 48 credit hours, but not have exceeded 119 credit hours.
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and have a 3.25 cumulative college GPA.
  • Can be stacked with the Community/Junior College Transfer Academic Scholarship, Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship, and the Mississippi Community/Junior College President's Scholarship
  • Documentation Required: Certificate or proof of membership must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline.

  • Only offered to qualified students who most recently attended a community/junior college.

 

MISSISSIPPI ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST STATE/NATIONAL TEAM SCHOLARSHIP

  • One-time scholarship of $1,000.
  • Must have completed (or in process of completing) 48 credit hours, but not have exceeded 119 credit hours.
  • Must have a 3.25 cumulative college GPA.
  • Can be stacked with the Community/Junior College Transfer Academic Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship, and the Mississippi Community/Junior College President's Scholarship.
  • Documentation Required: Certificate must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline.
  • Only offered to qualified students who most recently attended a community/junior college.

  

MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP

  • One-time scholarship of $1,000.
  • Only available to students starting in a fall semester.
  • Must have completed (or in process of completing) 48 credit hours, but not have exceeded 119 credit hours.
  • Mississippi Community/junior college students nominated by their community /junior college president. One per community/junior college branch may be nominated.

  •  Can be stacked with the Community/Junior College Transfer Academic Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship, and Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship.

  • Documentation Required: President’s letters can be submitted online, mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships, or emailed to scholars@usm.edu by the appropriate deadline. 

  • Only offered to qualified students who most recently attended a community/junior college.

 

TRANSFER EAGLE SCOUT/GOLD AWARD SCHOLARSHIP

  • One-time scholarship of $1,000.
  • Must have completed (or in process of completing) 48 credit hours, but not have exceeded 119 credit hours.
  • Must have a cumulative college 3.0 GPA.
  • Can be stacked with the University Transfer Academic Scholarship, Community/Junior College Transfer Academic Scholarship, Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, and the Mississippi Community/Junior College President's Scholarship.
  • Documentation Required: Certificate or proof of membership must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline.