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Automatic Transfer Scholarships

These scholarships are available to new transfer students to UMSL who are seeking their first bachelor's degrees. To receive these scholarships students are expected to enroll full-time in their semester of admission to the university. Transfer students should be admitted on or before the following priority dates for consideration for these scholarships.

  • Spring Transfers: December 1
  • Fall Transfers: April 1

Scholarships with an asterisk (*) are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined with one another.

Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship, $3,500 per year*

Incoming student transferring from a Missouri 2-year post-secondary institution, or from SWIC or Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois. Recipient must transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours from a Missouri 2-year post-secondary institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher across all transferred hours.

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at UMSL annually between the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for up to 1 additional year.

UMSL Gateway Transfer Scholarship, $2,000 per year*

Incoming student transferring from any 2-year or 4-year post-secondary institution. Recipient must transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 across all transferred hours. 

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours between the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for up to 1 additional year.

Associates Degree Completion Incentive Scholarship, $1,000 per year

Incoming student transferring from any Missouri 2-year school, or from SWIC or Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois. Student must have earned a 3.0 GPA across all transferred coursework to be considered. Student must complete the associate's degree (AA/AS from any school listed or AAT from MO 2-year schools) before transferring to UMSL and commence studies at UMSL in the regular semester immediately following completion of the associate's degree. With the exception of students in the Dual Admission Program, students who have already completed 30 credit hours at UMSL are ineligible. This scholarship may be stacked with any of the transfer scholarships listed above.

This scholarship is open to students who completed the AA/AS in May 2014 or later and who have no prior bachelor's degree.

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours between the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for up to 1 additional year.

 

Competitive Transfer Scholarships


Community College Presidet's Scholarship

The Community College President's Scholarship is awarded jointly by the presidents of the participating St. Louis-area community college campuses and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees for up 15 credit hours in each the fall and spring semesters for up to two years (not to exceed 60 credit hours). It also covers tuition and fees for up to 5 credit hours in one summer semester. Application procedures vary by campus. You will need to contact the campus you are transferring from to learn more information about this scholarship.

UMSL General Scholarship Application

Upon admission to UMSL, all students are encouraged to apply for UMSL Competitive Scholarships using the General Scholarship Application Form. Through the general scholarship application, students can review a comprehensive list of scholarships available. Since scholarships are offered by various colleges, departments, and organizations to students who meet specific criteria, we encourage all students to apply regardless of their accomplishments, major, class level, or GPA. We also are able to list scholarship opportunities for UMSL students that are not offered by UMSL. Students can apply for scholarships as new transfer students and as continuing students, so you will want to submit your application annually.

 

Note: These scholarships are open to US citizens and permanent residents.