Scholarships for Transfer Students

USA offers a variety of scholarships to admitted 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

The Community College Transfer Scholarship is available to students transferring to USA from a two-year community college either in the Fall or Spring terms.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum GPA of a 2.75 with at least 48 earned credit hours from their two year institution.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, applied for Permanent Residency, or Permanent Resident attending a U.S. Community College to be eligible.
  • Must be admitted by the priority Transfer priority deadline date (October 1 for Spring and May 1 for Fall).
Transfer GPA Scholarship Value Per Year
2.75-3.49 $1,000
3.5 or greater $2,000

This scholarship qualifies as an Academic Admissions Scholarship. USA offers in-state tuition to all out-of-state students awarded an admission scholarship for academic merit. 

Award is renewable for up to two years or until a first bachelor’s degree is complete.

All transfer students who have been admitted into USA by the May 1 deadline and meet the Community College Transfer Scholarship requirements will be considered. There will be no additional application required.

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.

▼    USA Transfer Scholarship

The USA Transfer Scholarship is available to students transferring to South in the fall from another four-year institution.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum GPA of a 3.0 with at least 30 earned credit hours from their previous institution.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, applied for Permanent Residency, or Permanent Resident attending a U.S. four-year university to be eligible.
  • Must be admitted by the priority Transfer priority deadline date (October 1 for Spring and May 1 for Fall).
Transfer GPA Scholarship Value Per Year
3.0-3.49 $1,000
3.5 or greater $2,000

This scholarship qualifies as an Academic Admissions Scholarship. USA offers in-state tuition to all out-of-state students awarded an admission scholarship for academic merit. 

Award is renewable for up to three years or until a first bachelor’s degree is complete.

All transfer students who have been admitted into USA by the May 1 deadline and meet the USA Transfer Scholarship requirements will be considered. There will be no additional application required.

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 PTK Transfer scholarship is available to Phi Theta Kappa Community College transfer students enrolling in the fall semester.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum GPA of a 3.50 with at least 48 earned hours from their two-year institution (at the time of matriculation).
  • Must be admitted by the priority Transfer priority deadline date of May 1.
  • 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

This scholarship qualifies as an Academic Admissions Scholarship. USA offers in-state tuition to all out-of-state students awarded an admission scholarship for academic merit. 

Award is renewable for up to two years or until a first bachelor’s degree is complete.

Transfer students may 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

The All-State Academic Team Scholarship Community College transfer students enrolling in the fall semester.

Qualifications:

  • Available to All-State CC Academic Team members.
  • 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 All-State scholarship application in JagSPOT by May 1. 
Transfer GPA Scholarship Value Per Year
3.75 or greater $1,000

Award is renewable for up to two years or until a first bachelor’s degree is complete.

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.

▼   Jaguar Dream Transfer Scholarship

The Jaguar Dream Transfer Scholarship was created to support students with unmet need.  At South we want to make a four-year degree attainable for all citizens of Alabama and our Gulf Coast service area.  

Qualifications:

  • Be admitted to the university by the priority deadline date each year.
  • Complete the FAFSA each year and exhibit unmet need.
  • Must be an Alabama resident, or a resident of the USA Service Area.
  • Complete the general scholarship application in JagSPOT.

There is no other application necessary. The review and award period will begin after March 1 each year and complete on or before July 1. A review of all eligibility criteria will be completed the week prior to the first day of classes. This award is renewable and may be combined with other university scholarships.    

This award is renewable for up to two years or until a first bachelor’s degree is complete.

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.