Transfer Scholarships


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

A review panel of distinguished university faculty and admissions professionals judge the applicants using criteria including achievement and academic ability, financial need, resilience, leadership, self-confidence, and desire to help others. Click here to find out more about this generous scholarship. The 2019 application will open on September 13, 2018 and all materials will be due on November 27, 2018.

All USA Academic Team

Bristol nominates two students to the All-USA Academic Team for Community, Technical and Junior Colleges. From the nominations received, 20 first, second and third team members will be selected. First Team members will receive a $2,500 cash stipend and will be recognized during the Phi Theta Kappa Presidents' breakfast at the AACC National Conference, and will be featured in USA Today. Bristol nominees will be eligible for $500 Bristol Foundation scholarships and are eligible for Phi Theta Kappa Internship programs. Click here for more information on this scholarship. This scholarship will open in late September 2018.

UMass Dartmouth Transfer Merit Scholarships

Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or better at the time of application for admission. The scholarships are renewable for up to six semesters if students complete 24 credits a year (not including summer and intersession courses) and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. Application for admission and subsequent acceptance to UMD will automatically allow students to be considered. Scholarships range from $2000-$5000. Consideration given to students who apply for spring admission by December 1, 2018. Recipients are selected by UMD’s Admissions Committee. For more information, contact Darcy Stevens at 508.999.8613 or

UMASS Amherst Scholarships for Massachusetts Community College Graduates

The University of Massachusetts Amherst encourages all students who may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships. 

As part of the MassTransfer application, you can apply for a transfer scholarship, which requires a 300 word statement about your personal circumstances and involvement in activities outside of the classroom that have shaped you as an individual and your education. The scholarship application is only available within the MassTransfer application and cannot be completed at a later time.

Applications are reviewed using a holistic review process and decisions are based on the overall competitiveness of the applicant pool and information provided in your application. Since many of the scholarships are income-based, applicants should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as it provides important information about one’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Honors-to-Honors Scholarship ($6,000/year)

This scholarship is intended for first-generation or low-income students completing a Commonwealth Honors Program and enrolling in the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College. For more information, see our “Frequently Asked Questions” website at:

To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

  • Massachusetts resident
  • First-generation or low-income
  • Be completing an approved MassTransfer program or Additional Transfer Agreement program
  • Be completing a Commonwealth Honors Program or have a 3.5 or higher community college GPA
  • At least 30 credits earned for the associate degree must be completed at a Massachusetts community college
  • Join the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst

Flagship Award ($6,000/year)

This scholarship recognizes first-generation or low-income college students graduating from a Massachusetts community college with strong academic records who have contributed in a positive way within their community or family. Factors like extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, community service, and work experience are all taken into consideration by the scholarship committee.

To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

  • Massachusetts resident
  • First-generation or low-income
  • Be completing an associate degree at a Massachusetts community college

Community College Academic Honors Scholarship ($2,500/year)

This scholarship rewards Massachusetts residents graduating from a Massachusetts community college with strong academic records. The award is based on both GPA and overall academic rigor. For more information, see our “Frequently Asked Questions” website at:

To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

  • Massachusetts resident
  • Have a 3.5 or higher community college GPA
  • Be completing an associate degree at a Massachusetts public community college
  • At least 30 credits earned for the associate degree must be completed at a Massachusetts community college

Salve Regina University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Salve Regina in Rhode Island is the latest four-year school to offer a transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members, and it's a big one: $23,000 per year for residential students and $19,500 per year for commuter students!

Rhode Island College Transfer Scholars Award

These awards range from $2500-$5000 and are based on academic achievement as well as financial need. To be considered an entering transfer student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 as determined by the College's Undergraduate Admissions Office at the time of acceptance. Eligibility is determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, using information from the FAFSA. Awards may be renewed for up to three years based on need and maintenance of a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Continuous, full-time enrollment is required. 

Roger Williams University Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit scholarships for transfer students are based primarily on academic performance in college. Applicants with cumulative GPAs starting at 2.75 will be considered for a scholarship. Transfer merit awards range from $7,000 to approximately $10,000 and students who are admitted and qualify for a merit award will be notified at the time of admission. Merit awards are granted for up to three consecutive years and students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 to retain scholarship eligibility. Students must enroll as full-time, day students at RWU to be eligible. For more information please contact Mary Bubar at

Guaranteed Scholarships from Bryant University

Bryant University has expanded their scholarship support to outstanding Bristol transfer students. They will guarantee three $16,000 academic scholarships to students enrolled full time in the following Bristol programs:

  • One scholarship to a student in the Presidential Scholars Program.
  • Two scholarships to students enrolled in the Communication Transfer Program, Business Administration Transfer Program or the Computer Information Systems Transfer Program.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Acceptance to Bryant University as a full-time student.
  • Completion of an associate’s degree in one of the
  • Recent graduate from Bristol with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student while at Bristol.

    *There is no scholarship application. Winners will be selected from eligible applicants to Bryant University.

Anna Marie College Transfer Scholarships

Anna Maria College offers institutional merit-based scholarships for full-time undergraduate transfers. A completed FAFSA is not required for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships range in amount from $17,500 to $22,500 and are based on an academic index which is determined by the accepted student’s grade point average, class rank (if provided by the school) and SAT or ACT scores (if submitted). If the student’s school does not provide a rank or the student chooses not to submit SAT or ACT scores, the scholarship amount will be determined by the grade point average.

Transfer Scholarships from Clark University

Clark University has several different merit-/achievement-based scholarships for transfer students. Click here for additional information. 

Northeastern University College of Prof. Studies Scholarship

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies recognizes the investment made by students in partner institutions through the Community College Scholarship. Students with an earned associate degree from one of these partner community colleges may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000. Students who meet the scholarship criteria will be automatically considered for the Community College Scholarship. Criteria considered when deciding on scholarship awards include academic ability, fit to the academic program, and financial need. Click here for more information.

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