Scholarships for Transfer Students

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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 any application that is required through the  JagSPOT portal. For questions about specific requirements or how to apply please contact the Office of Scholarship Services.

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 (September 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.

Transfer students who have been admitted into USA by the priority deadline date and meet the Scholarship requirements will be considered. 

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.

The USA Transfer Scholarship is a competitive award offered to students transferring from a four-year institution. To be considered for this award, students must be transferring to South, in the fall or spring term, 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.
  • USA Transfer Scholarship application must be completed in the JagSPOT system before the posted deadline date.
  • Must be admitted by the priority Transfer priority deadline date (September 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.

Transfer students who have been admitted into USA by the priority deadline date and meet the Scholarship requirements will be considered. Admission is not a guarantee of awarding. 

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. Ford 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. For questions about your Transfer GPA please contact the Office of Admissions.

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

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 scholarship application must be completed in the JagSPOT system before the posted deadline date. 
  • Phi Theta Kappa members must also submit a letter of recommendation, from your PTK college advisor, during the application process.
Transfer GPA Scholarship Value Per Year
3.5 or greater $2,500

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

This scholarship may be combined with other transfer admission scholarships. 

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.

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. 

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.

Departmental Scholarship Directory A-Z External Scholarship Directory

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. 

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