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.

Spring Transfers    October 15
Fall Transfers March 15

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

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: UMSL Gateway Transfer Scholarship*
Amount: $2,000 per year
Criteria: Incoming student transferring from any 2-year or 4-year postsecondary institution. Recipient must transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 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.
   
Name: Associates Degree Completion Incentive Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 per year
Criteria: Incoming student transferring from any Missouri 2-year school, or from SWIC or Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois. Student must complete the associate's degree (AA/AS) 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.
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 open to US citizens and permanent residents.


Competitive Transfer Scholarships

Students transferring from community colleges in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area are encouraged to check out the Community College President's Scholarship. Application procedures vary by campus. You will need to contact the campus you are transferring from to learn more information about this scholarship.

In addition to the Community College President's Scholarship, students are encouraged to complete the online scholarship application. Students can apply for scholarships as new transfer students and as continuing students, so you will want to submit your application annually.