KU Transfer Scholarships

Based on GPA alone, Kansan transfers could qualify for up to $6,000 in renewable scholarships, while out-of-state transfer students could earn up to $35,466.

Scholarships for Kansas transfer residents

NameGPA (based on 4.0 scale)Amount
Renewable scholarship3.5 cumulative college GPA$6,000 ($2,000/yr)
Renewable scholarship3.25 cumulative college GPA$3,750 ($1,250/yr)
All-state Kansas Academic Team3.5 cumulative college GPA$1,000 (non-renewable)*
Phi Theta Kappa3.5 cumulative college GPA$500 (non-renewable)

There's no separate application for these scholarships.

Transfer scholarships are offered to qualifying students who enroll during any semester. These scholarships may be renewed for up to three years. Students can only receive one of these scholarships at a time.

*If you are named to the All-State Kansas Academic Team or are a Phi Theta Kappa scholar, the one-time scholarship can be combined with other scholarships. The Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is only available for transfer students.


Eligibility requirements

To receive the scholarship, you must

  • submit a complete admission application (by May 1 for fall semester and Dec. 1 for spring semester).
  • submit an official transcript (by June 30 for summer and fall semesters or by Jan. 6 for spring semester).
  • have completed 24 transferable college credit hours.
  • not have earned a bachelor's degree previously.
  • ask your Phi Theta Kappa advisor to submit a PTK Membership Verification Form by July 1 for the fall semester or Jan. 6 for the spring semester (if seeking the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship).
  • not have previously attended KU as a degree-seeking student.

Students who start in the summer will receive their scholarship in the fall. 

Renewal criteria

To renew the scholarship, you must complete 27 KU hours and earn a cumulative 3.25 KU GPA.

Aid-related deadlines

Feb. 1
FAFSA priority date
May 1
Transfer scholarship deadline

Scholarships for out-of-state transfer residents

NameGPA (based on 4.0 scale)Amount
Renewable scholarship3.5 cumulative college GPA$6,000 ($2,000/yr)
Renewable scholarship3.25 cumulative college GPA$3,750 ($1,250/yr)
Midwest Student Exchange Program3.25 cumulative college GPA and live in a participating state: Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin.$35,466 ($11,822/yr)
Phi Theta Kappa3.25 cumulative college GPA$35,466 ($11,822/yr)

There's no separate application for these scholarships.

Visit scholarship detail pages for more specific requirements on the Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Transfer scholarships are offered to qualifying students who enroll during any semester. These scholarships may be renewed for up to three years. Students can only receive one of these scholarships at a time.

The Phi Theta Kappa and Midwest Student Exchange scholarship are only available for transfer students.


Eligibility

To receive the scholarship, you must

  • submit a complete admission application (by May 1 for fall semester and Dec. 1 for spring semester).
  • submit an official transcript (by June 30 for summer and fall semesters or by Jan. 6 for spring semester).
  • have completed 24 transferable college credit hours.
  • not have earned a bachelor's degree previously.
  • ask your advisor to submit a PTK Membership Verification Form by July 1 for the fall semester or Jan. 6 for the spring semester (if seeking the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship).
  • not have previously attended KU as a degree-seeking student.

Students who start in the summer will receive their scholarship in the fall.

Renewal

To renew the scholarship, you must complete 27 KU hours and earn a cumulative 3.25 KU GPA. These scholarships may be renewed for up to three years.

 
One application puts you in consideration for both University of Kansas admission and scholarships. With our online application, you can save your progress and submit when you're ready.

Other KU scholarships

Students with specific backgrounds and experiences may qualify for the following scholarships. Awards may require criteria, deadlines, and steps beyond submission of a KU application.

  • Pepsi Scholarship: For students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and whose parents are benefits-eligible employees at KU.

 

External scholarships

Students can find private aid in a variety of ways. You may be eligible for scholarships based on academics or community service. You may belong to an organization or have a special interest that qualifies you for a scholarship. Maybe your parents' employer offers assistance.

Earning one or two of these scholarships can make a big difference, so a little research can pay off. Start with the scholarship resources found on KU's Financial Aid & Scholarships website. Keep in mind that applying for external scholarships is up to you and not associated with your application to KU.