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You can earn up to $19,500 over three years by combining these scholarships designed specifically for transfer students.

No matter where you've taken classes before, or if you're planning to take classes in-person or online, you will find a scholarship to meet your needs.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on materials submitted with your application for admission. No additional application is necessary. (Award values are subject to the availability of funds.)

Transfer Honors Scholarship
$3,500 per year / $10,500 over three years

  • Available to new transfer students with at least a 3.5 cumulative college GPA and 24 earned credits.
  • Can be added to the Phi Theta Kappa Award and Residence Life Grant for Transfers.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning at least 30 CMU credits hours each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 new credits earned at CMU.

Transfer Recognition Scholarship
$2,000 per year / $6,000 over three years

  • Available to new transfer students with at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and 12 earned credits.
  • Can be added to the Phi Theta Kappa Award and Residence Life Grant for Transfers.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning at least 30 CMU credits hours each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 new credits earned at CMU.

Transfer Success Scholarship
$1,000 per year / $3,000 over three years

  • Available to new part-time transfer students with at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and 12 earned credits who are taking between 6-11 CMU credit hours per semester.
  • Cannot be combined with the Transfer Honors or Recognition scholarships.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining at least half-time enrollment and earning at least 15 CMU credits hours each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and 30 new credits earned at CMU.

Phi Theta Kappa Award
$1,000 per year / $3,000 over three years

  • Available to Phi Theta Kappa members with at least a 3.5 cumulative college GPA and 12 earned credits.
  • Can be combined with the Transfer Honors or Recognition scholarships.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning at least 30 CMU credit hours each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 new credits earned at CMU.

Residence Life Grant for Transfers
$2,000 per year / $6,000 over three years

  • Available to new transfer students with at least 12 earned credits who choose to live on campus.
  • Can be combined with the Transfer Honors, Transfer Recognition, and Phi Theta Kappa awards.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning at least a 2.0 GPA and 24 CMU credits hours each academic year.

In addition to the merit-based scholarships, CMU offers dozens of scholarships that have their own set of criteria, applications, and deadlines. Visit the Departmental Scholarships website for more information.


Are you ready to become a Chippewa and put your stamp on the world? 
Review the transfer application process and start your online application today by visiting apply.cmich.edu.