Transfers

Transfers

 

2015 Transfer Scholarships

New students transferring from a community college may be considered for one of the following merit-based awards. Students must have transferred at least 26 semester hours by March 1, 2015, and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average in transferable courses for consideration. All newly admitted transfer students who meet the scholarship criteria will be mailed information about consideration; no separate application is required.

For all competitive transfer scholarships, recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. Disbursement of all awards begins with the fall 2015 semester. The following information describes transfer scholarships to be awarded for 2015 entry only. Future years' scholarships will be determined annually and are subject to change.

Transfer students should explore these scholarships, as well as those offered by University departments and private donors. Transfer scholarship information is below. Get additional scholarship information for undergrads here.

 

Michigan Community College Competitive Transfer Scholarships

The Competitive Transfer Scholarships require that you submit all documents for admission, including up-to-date transcripts, to the Office of Admissions and postmarked by March 1, 2015. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected by the Transfer Scholarship Selection Committee and notified in April. Disbursement of all awards begins with the fall 2015 semester. For all Competitive Transfer Scholarships, recipients must be domestic students transferring from a Michigan Community College.
Transfer Scholarship Maintenance Guidelines
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Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

    • Minimum transferable course GPA of 3.5 at the time of admission.

    • Must have completed at least 26 transferable credit hours by March 1 deadline.

    • Most recent work completed from a Michigan community college.

    • Requires Phi Theta Kappa membership

    • Available to students entering any time in 2015 (not exclusive to fall entry students), but disbursed starting with fall 2015 semester.

    • Must enroll as a full-time student.

    • Awarded four semesters (fall/spring) or until graduation requirements are met, whichever comes first. Subject to maintenance criteria. pdf

    • Must be a participating member of WMU’s Phi Theta Kappa alumni chapter for the duration of the scholarship.

    • Awarded to one student per Michigan Phi Theta Kappa Chapter (up to 31 available).

Award

$4,500 ($2,250/academic year)

Contact

Office of Admissions, transfer-scholars@wmich.edu

 

Community College Scholars Award

Eligibility Criteria

    • Minimum transferable course GPA of 3.5 at the time of admission.

    • Must have completed at least 26 transferable credit hours by March 1 deadline.

    • Most recent work completed from a Michigan community college.

    • Available to students entering any time in 2015 (not exclusive to fall entry students), but disbursed starting with fall 2015 semester.

    • Must enroll as a full-time student.

    • Awarded four semesters (fall/spring) or until graduation requirements are met, whichever comes first. Subject to maintenance criteria. pdf

    • Awarded to 20 students selected by the Transfer Scholarship Committee.

Award

$5,000 ($2,500/academic year)

Contact

Office of Admissions, transfer-scholars@wmich.edu

 

Distinguished Community College Honors Award

Eligibility Criteria

    • Minimum transferable course GPA of 3.75 at the time of admission.

    • Must have completed at least 26 transferable credit hours by March 1 deadline.

    • Most recent work completed from a Michigan community college.

    • Available to students entering any time in 2015 (not exclusive to fall entry students), but disbursed starting with fall 2015 semester.

    • Requires completion of an associate degree by the time of enrollment at WMU.

    • Must enroll as a full-time student.

    • Awarded four semesters (fall/spring) or until graduation requirements are met, whichever comes first. Subject to maintenance criteria. pdf

    • Awarded to 20 students selected by the Transfer Scholarship Committee.

Award

$6,500 ($3,250/academic year)

Contact

Office of Admissions, transfer-scholars@wmich.edu

Non-Michigan Resident Community College Competitive Transfer Scholarships

To be considered for a Competitive Transfer Scholarship, you must submit all documents required for admission, including up-to-date transcripts, to the Office of Admissions and postmarked by March 1, 2015. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected by the Transfer Scholarship Selection Committee and notified in April.  Recipients may receive only one of the following:

Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Non-Resident Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-Michigan resident

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in transferable courses

  • At least 26 transferable credit hours completed by March 1 deadline

  • Requires Phi Theta Kappa membership

  • Most recent work completed must be from a community college or 2 year school

  • Awarded to one student per Phi Theta Kappa Chapter

  • Available to students entering any time in 2015 (not exclusive to fall entry students), but disbursed starting with fall 2015 semester.

  • Must enroll as a full-time student.

  • Awarded four semesters (fall/spring) or until graduation requirements are met, whichever comes first. Subject to maintenance criteria. pdf

  • Must be a participating member of WMU’s Phi Theta Kappa alumni chapter for the duration of the scholarship.

Award

$10,000 ($5,000 per year/$2,500 per semester)

Awarded to one student per Phi Theta Kappa Chapter (as funds are available)

Contact

Office of Admissions, transfer-scholars@wmich.edu

 

Transfer Gold Non-Resident Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-Michigan resident

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in transferable courses

  • At least 26 transferable credit hours completed by March 1

  • Most recent work completed must be from a community college or 2 year college

  • Available to students entering any time in 2015 (not exclusive to fall entry students), but disbursed starting with fall 2015 semester.

  • Must enroll as a full-time student.

Award levels of: $5,000 one year/non-renewable;

$10,000 one year/non-renewable;

$15,000 one year/non-renewable

Awarded to up to 12 students at each award level (as funds are available)

Contact

Office of Admissions, transfer-scholars@wmich.edu

 

Updated: 08/18/2014 12:01 PM

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