Scholarships for Transfer Students

USA offers a variety of scholarships to admitted Community College transfer students based on criteria such as academics and academic extracurricular activities. 

To ensure consideration, students must be admitted to USA by the priority deadline date for each scholarship and complete the General Application in the JagSPOT portal. For questions about specific requirements or how to apply please contact the Office of Scholarship Services.

Community College Transfer Scholarships 

This scholarship is available to community college students enrolling in the fall or spring semester.

  • Provides an annual scholarship for up to two years.
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.75 with at least 48 earned credit hours from their two year institution.
Transfer GPA Scholarship Value Per Year
2.75-3.49 $500
3.5 or greater $2,000

USA Offers in-state tuition to all out-of-state students awarded a scholarship for academic merit at the time of admission. To be eligible, students must qualify for the renewable Community College Transfer Scholarship.

All transfer students who have been admitted into USA by October 1 for spring and June 1 for fall, complete the General Application in JagSPOT, and meet the Community College Transfer Scholarship requirements, will be reviewed. There will be no additional application required.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, applied for Permanent Residency, or Permanent Resident attending a U.S. Community College to be eligible. 

The transfer GPA that is used for scholarship consideration, is the official USA Admissions Transfer GPA. This grade point average is calculated by the Office of Admissions, and is a cumulative GPA that includes all coursework taken at all previous post-secondary institutions. For questions about your Transfer GPA please contact the Office of Admissions.

Earned credit hours will be calculated prior to matriculation at USA.

Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Any balance from scholarships may be used to pay for associated academic costs such as books at the USA Bookstore, USA Housing and USA Food Service. Annual University scholarships are split between Fall and Spring semesters.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

This scholarship is available to Phi Theta Kappa members enrolling in the fall semester.

  • Provides an annual scholarship for up to two years
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.50 with at least 48 earned hours from their two-year institution
  • Must be admitted to USA and have completed the scholarship application in JagSPOT by June 1st
  • Phi Theta Kappa members must submit a letter of recommendation from your PTK college advisor
Transfer GPA Scholarship Value Per Year
3.5 or greater $2,500

 USA offers in-state tuition to all out-of-state students awarded a scholarship for academic merit at the time of admission. To be eligible, students must qualify for the renewable Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship.

Incoming freshman students enrolling at USA with college credit hours earned while in high school are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Transfer students may only receive either the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship or the Community College Transfer Scholarship.

The transfer GPA that is used for scholarship consideration, is the official USA Admissions Transfer GPA. This grade point average is calculated by the Office of Admissions, and is a cumulative GPA that includes all coursework taken at all previous post-secondary institutions. For questions about your Transfer GPA please contact the Office of Admissions.

Earned credit hours will be calculated prior to matriculation at USA.

Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Any balance from scholarships may be used to pay for associated academic costs such as books at the USA Bookstore, USA Housing and USA Food Service. Annual University scholarships are split between Fall and Spring semesters.

All-State Academic Team 1st & 2nd Team Scholarships
  • Available to All-State CC Academic Team members.
  • Provides an annual scholarship for up to two years.
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.75 with at least 48 earned hours from their two-year institution.
  • Must provide documentation of All-State Academic 1st or 2nd Team.
  • Must be admitted to USA and have completed the scholarship application in JagSPOT by June 1st.

The transfer GPA that is used for scholarship consideration, is the official USA Admissions Transfer GPA. This grade point average is calculated by the Office of Admissions, and is a cumulative GPA that includes all coursework taken at all previous post-secondary institutions. For questions about your Transfer GPA please contact the Office of Admissions

Student who receive the All-State Academic Team Scholarship may also receive the Community College Transfer Scholarship, if eligible.

Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Any balance from scholarships may be used to pay for associated academic costs such as books at the USA Bookstore, USA Housing and USA Food Service. Annual University scholarships are split between Fall and Spring semesters.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to scholarships listed above, the University of South Alabama offers more than 600 scholarships, many of which are based on a student’s academic discipline, leadership, other student interests or other qualifying factors. 

To review a list of 'Recommended Opportunities', specific to you, log in to your JagSPOT profile and complete the General Scholarship Application. You may also review all University opportunities on the A-Z Scholarship Directory or the Departmental Scholarship Directory

Any awards or scholarships funded by USA are considered institutional aid.  Some examples of institutional aid are admission-based scholarships, departmental awards, employee tuition assistance, housing benefits and athletic scholarships.  USA reserves the right to adjust aid if a student receives multiple scholarship awards or exceeds the institutional maximum.


NOTE: Be sure to check the scholarship list each year to review any new or updated opportunities. You must fill out a new General Scholarship Application each academic year to be eligible for current year opportunities.

The University of South Alabama provides equal educational opportunities to and is open and accessible to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or qualified handicap/disability, with respect to all of its programs and activities.