Merit-based transfer scholarships are awarded using information from your admission application. An additional scholarship application is not required.

Transfer Academic Scholarships Annual Amount (Fall/Spring) Required GPA Available to Phi Theta Kappa Members
Phi Theta Kappa $6,500 3.5-4.0 Yes*
Transfer Excellence $3,000 3.5-4.0 No
Transfer Pathway Scholarship $1,000 3.25-3.49 Yes**

*Membership must be noted on your official community college transcript, or faculty sponsors may submit a letter to UAB Undergraduate Admissions on school letterhead, verifying your membership. All documentation must be received by the March 1 deadline for fall admits (December 1 deadline for spring admits).

**Membership is not required to receive this scholarship (based on cumulative GPA of all transferable coursework).

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Admitted to UAB – Must be admitted to an undergraduate program at UAB by the scholarship deadline. (Current high school seniors, former UAB students, students who have received a bachelor’s degree, and students pursuing a certificate-only program will not be considered.)
  • Current Enrollment - Must be currently enrolled in transferable coursework at an accredited community college or university.
  • GPA - Must have a minimum 3.25 GPA, including your most recent grades. (An updated, official transcript that contains the most recent semester's grades must be received prior to the scholarship deadline. Non-transferable coursework, such as technical or remedial courses, will not be calculated in GPA.)
  • Residency - Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Priority Scholarship Deadlines

  • Spring - December 1
  • Fall - March 1

Students who apply after the priority deadline will be considered on a funds-available basis.

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