CMU Scholarship Policy 

  1. Recipients of CMU merit- and talent-based scholarships of a dollar value equal to or greater than $2,500 are required to reside on campus during their freshman and sophomore years unless they qualify as commuting students or for another exception to the Campus Residency Policy.  Transfer students are not required to live on campus, unless accepting the Residence Life Grant for Transfer Students.
  2. Students may receive two renewable merit scholarships. Students who are selected for more than two renewable scholarships may choose the awards of highest value.
  3. Estimated scholarships (i.e., outside agency) do not reduce the amount of tuition payable on October 1 and February 1. Students must make arrangements to pay for the total amount of tuition due to avoid a $100 late tuition fee and a $30 service charge.
 
Transfer Honors Scholarship
​​All new transfer students entering CMU with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a minimum of 24 transferable credits are eligible for a $3,500 scholarship.  This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.  Award renewal requires earning 30 new CMU credits over an academic year.  Third-year renewal requires a cumulative CMU GPA of 3.0 and at least 60 new CMU credits.  This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Recognition Scholarship.   
All new transfer students entering CMU with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and 12 transferable credits are eligible for a $2,000 award.  This scholarship is  renewable for up to three years. Award renewal requires earning 30 new CMU credits over an academic year.  Third -year renewal requires a minimum CMU cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 60 new CMU credits. 
This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Honors Scholarship. 

Transfer Success Scholarship​
This $1,000 scholarship is available to all new transfer students with a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and a minimum of 12 transferable credits.  Open to part-time students enrolling in 6-11 CMU credits per semester.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three years by maintaining at least half-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 15 credits per academic year.  Third-year renewal requires a CMU cumulative GPA of 3.0 and at least 30 new CMU credits.
This scholarship cannot be combined with the Transfer Honors or Recognition scholarships. 
This $1,000 scholarship is available to Phi Theta Kappa members with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 12 transferable credits.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment; earning at least 30 new CMU credits per academic year.  Third-year renewal requires a minimum of a 3.0 CMU cumulative GPA and at least 60 new CMU credits. If eligible, this award can be earned with the Transfer Honors or Transfer Recognition scholarships.
 
Residence Life Grant for Transfer Students
This $2,000 scholarship is available to new transfer students with a minimum of 12 transferable credits who choose to live on-campus.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment; earning at least 30 new CMU credits per academic year, and living on-campus.  Third-year renewal requires good academic standing and at least 60 new CMU credits. If eligible, this award can be earned with the Transfer Honors, Transfer Recognition or Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.