Are you considering transferring colleges? Full-time students can earn up to $19,500 over three years with a combination of the scholarships below designed specifically for transfer students like you, who are looking to continue their education here at CMU.

No matter where you’ve taken classes before, or if you’d like to take classes in person or online, our transfer scholarships are for you.

All transfer scholarships are awarded based on information provided on your application for admission (Phi Theta Kappa Award requires proof of membership). No additional application is required.


Students at Central Michigan University

Transfer Honors Scholarship

$10,500 over three years
$3,500 per academic year

  • Available to new transfer students with a 3.5 cumulative college GPA and a minimum 24 earned credits.
  • Can be earned in addition to Phi Theta Kappa Award and Residence Life Grant for Transfer Students.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 30 credit hours over each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least 60 new credits earned here at CMU.

We’re waiving transfer application fees

Submit all your application materials by June 1 and choose the “Pay Later” option. We’ll handle the rest!

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Transfer Recognition Scholarship

$6,000 over three years
$2,000 per academic year

  • Available to new transfer students with a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and a minimum 12 earned credits.
  • Can be earned in addition to Phi Theta Kappa Award and Residence Life Grant for Transfer Students.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 30 credit hours over each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least 60 new credits earned here at CMU.

Transfer Success Scholarship

$3,000 over three years
$1,000 per academic year

  • Available to new transfer students with a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and a minimum 12 earned credits.
  • Open to part-time students taking between 6-11 credit hours per semester. Cannot be combined with the Transfer Honors or Recognition scholarships.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining at least half-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 15 credit hours over each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least 30 new credits earned here at CMU.

Phi Theta Kappa Award

$3,000 over three years
$1,000 per academic year

  • Available to Phi Theta Kappa members with a 3.5 cumulative college GPA and a minimum 12 earned credits.
  • Can be earned in addition to Transfer Honors and Transfer Recognition scholarships.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 30 credit hours over each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least 60 new credits earned here at CMU.

Residence Life Grant for Transfer Students

$6,000 over three years
$2,000 per academic year

  • Open to new transfer students with a minimum 12 earned credits and who choose to live on campus.
  • Can be earned in addition to Transfer Honors or Transfer Recognition scholarships and the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  • Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 30 credit hours over each academic year. Third-year renewal requires a good academic standing and at least 60 new credits earned here at CMU.

In addition to the scholarships above, be sure to research scholarships provided by CMU academic departments.


For more information

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at financialaid@cmich.edu or the Admissions Office at cmuadmit@cmich.edu.