Student Financial Aid

Transfer Merit Scholarships

 

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 at UMSL 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.  

Fall Transfers  March 15
Spring Transfers  October 15

Name: Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship
Amount: $3,500 per year
Criteria: Incoming student transferring from a Missouri 2-year postsecondary institution. Recipient must transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours from a Missouri 2-year postsecondary institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher across all transferred hours.
Renewal: 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.


Name: University Transfer Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 per year
Criteria: Incoming student transferring from a Missouri 2-year postsecondary institution. Recipient must transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours from a Missouri 2-year postsecondary institution with a cumulative GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 across all transferred hours.
Renewal: 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.
   
Name: UMSL Gateway Transfer Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 per year
Criteria: Incoming student transferring from a non-Missouri 2-year or any 4-year postsecondary institution. Recipient must transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 across all transferred hours.
Renewal: 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.

 

Note: These scholarships are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined with one another. They are open to US citizens and permanent residents.