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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. ALL materials are due by Noon EST on October 25, 2016. 

All USA Academic Team

BCC 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. BCC nominees will be eligible for $500 BCC Foundation scholarships and are eligible for Phi Theta Kappa Internship programs. Click here for more information on this scholarship. ALL materials are due by 5 p.m. on December 1, 2016. 

UMass Amherst Transfer Scholarships

Community Scholarships
Community Scholarships are awarded to MassTransfer graduates who are low income and/or first generation college students. Up to fifteen scholarships are available each year (both Fall and Spring admits are considered). Each award is $6,000 per year for two consecutive years (or four semesters). Upon admission, students with a 3.5 or higher GPA will be mailed a scholarship application.  Scholarship awards are made by a scholarship committee. The scholarship committee will consider each student’s academic record, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service, academic major, and work experience.

Community College Academic Honors Scholarship
The Community College Academic Honors Scholarship was developed to reward and recognize MassTransfer graduates of the Massachusetts community colleges for meritorious academic achievement. Up to fifteen scholarships are available each year (both fall and spring admits are considered). Each award is $2,500 per year for full-time students (pro-rated for part-time students) until the student completes their first bachelor's degree requirements at UMass Amherst. Students with a 3.5 or higher GPA at the time of application are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Upon application, eligible students will be mailed a scholarship application. Scholarship awards are made by a scholarship committee.

Honors to Honors Scholarships
The Honors to Honors Scholarships are for Massachusetts community college students who will be enrolling in the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College. Students must be in an approved MassTransfer program and are encouraged to complete the community college honors program, if one is offered. Students who do not complete the community college honors program and who have a 3.5 or higher GPA for each semester completed (two or more semesters), who are in approved MassTransfer programs, and who meet all other UMass Amherst transfer admissions criteria will also be considered for places in Commonwealth Honors College. 

Also, to be eligible, students must accept the invitation to be in the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College. The scholarships are for residents of Massachusetts who are low-income or first generation students. The amount is $6,000 per year for two consecutive years (or four semesters). Upon admission, eligible students will be mailed a scholarship application. Scholarship awards are made by a scholarship committee. The scholarship committee will consider each student’s academic record, level of academic challenge, extracurricular activities, community service, academic major, and work experience.

Eastern Nazarene College

Scholarship for Management Majors

ENC offers generous tuition discounts and scholarships to BCC students and staff enrolled in their bachelor of arts degree in Management. Classes are held on BCC’s Fall River campus and students with an associate’s degree from BCC in ANY program are eligible. Classes meet one night a week and students can finish the degree in 30 months. ENC also offers a Master of Science in Management degree at BCC. 

Roger Williams University Merit-Based Scholarships

Roger Williams University is deeply committed to community college students that want to obtain their bachelor’s degree. Transfer Scholarships range from $7,000-10,000.  Applicants with cumulative GPAs starting at 2.75 will be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships are granted for three consecutive years  and students must maintain a minimum GPA relative to their award 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 mbubar@rwu.edu.

Guaranteed Scholarships from Bryant University

Bryant University has expanded their scholarship support to outstanding BCC transfer students. They will guarantee three $14,000 academic scholarships to students enrolled full time in the following BCC 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 three Bryant University articulation agreement programs.
  • Recent graduate from BCC with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student while at BCC.

    *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 $14,000 to $20,000 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, outlined below. Domestic transfer applicants to Clark will be considered for the scholarship(s) for which they are eligible; there is no separate application required. More information about transfer scholarships at Clark can be found at www.clarku.edu/transferscholarships.

Lesley University and The Art Institute of Boston Transfer Scholarships

Lesley's Community College Scholarship is an $8000 award, guaranteed and renewable for a second year, for a total value of $16,000. The scholarship will be awarded to Bristol Community College graduates who apply, are admitted and enroll in either one of Lesley's undergraduate colleges-The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) or Lesley College. Additional Information is available on the following website: www.lesley.edu/lc/merit.html 

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. 

MWPHE Scholarship for Women

The Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is once again requesting applications for Student Achievement Scholarship Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievements of female students who are educated in the Massachusetts public higher education system. Since 1992, MWPHE has awarded scholarships to women who have overcome significant personal barriers to achieve academic success through our Commonwealth’s public institutions. For details and an application, click here

Links to Other Merit-Based Scholarships

Some four-year institutions award scholarships to students based on their academic or other achievements. Click on the links below for more information:

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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Transfer Affairs
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2234
Location: G211

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