Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students transferring to Mizzou from other colleges and universities, and do not require a separate application. Once you apply and are admitted, you’ll automatically be considered for a range of scholarships as outlined below.

Students who transfer with 120 or more credit hours will not be eligible for the automatic transfer scholarships. Scholarships are only available for students who are working on their first Bachelor’s Degree. Eligibility is evaluated upon being accepted to Mizzou.

Receiving Scholarships

To receive a transfer scholarship you are selected for, you must enroll full time (a minimum of 12 credit hours) at the University of Missouri on the Columbia campus. Scholarships are only applicable to the fall and spring semesters; therefore, you cannot receive these awards in the summer semester.

Transfer scholarships may be reduced to keep your total financial aid package within your Cost of Attendance for the academic year, or in situations where other sources are paying for or waiving tuition and fees for you. If you are a nonresident who gains Missouri residency while receiving a nonresident scholarship you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.

All Mizzou scholarships are not transferable among other campuses of the University of Missouri System unless specifically indicated. Please see additional terms and conditions as listed in the section below entitled Financial aid maximum limits and other terms and conditions of scholarships.

First-time college applicants who have taken college credit or earned an AA degree are not eligible for transfer student scholarships.

View criteria and amounts for automatic scholarships for transfer students on the Admissions website:

Automatic scholarships for transfer students

Renewal Criteria

You are eligible for transfer scholarships for a total of 8 continuous fall or spring semesters, or until you earn enough credits to receive a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. These scholarships may not be utilized during the summer semester. To remain eligible for these scholarships, you must meet the following renewal criteria outlined below.

Required criteria for renewal of automatic scholarships:

  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credit hours);
  • Remain continuously enrolled each academic year in the fall and spring terms (award does not apply to summer semester);
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP); and
  • Maintain the minimum cumulative GPA required for the scholarship listed in the chart below.
Award Minimum cumulative GPA required for renewal
Resident Transfer Award I, II, III 2.75
Nonresident Transfer Award I, II, III 2.75
Phi Theta Kappa Award 2.75
Missouri Community College Award 2.75

Other Awards

Transfer students can also apply for MU scholarships by logging in to ScholarshipUniverse.

Financial aid maximum limits and other terms and conditions of scholarships

All scholarships, grants, and financial resources you receive are subject to being reduced if the combined total reaches your maximum Cost of Attendance. If you feel that you have additional educational costs that exceed your standard Cost of Attendance (COA) then you can contact the Student Financial Aid office to see if there is an opportunity to appeal to increase your COA. Even if your COA is able to be increased it does not mean that all of your financial aid scholarships, grants, or other resources can be increased.

All Mizzou scholarships are not transferable among other campuses of the University of Missouri System unless specifically indicated. Mizzou scholarships are only available in the fall and spring semesters (i.e., you will not receive the scholarships in the summer term).

If you are dismissed from the University for any conduct reason you will lose your Mizzou scholarship. If renewal criteria are met at the conclusion of the academic year (i.e., spring semester), you may regain eligibility in the future. However, any semester(s) for which you were suspended will count as part of your eight-semester maximum eligibility for your scholarship.

If you fail to meet the minimum renewal criteria of total hours completed for the academic term and/or cumulative GPA at the end of your Spring semester, your scholarship can only be reinstated if a scholarship appeal is submitted and approved. For information on appealing, please visit our Scholarship Appeals page.

Important Dates

For the 2024-2025 academic year

Dec. 1, 2023 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Feb. 1, 2024 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

March 1, 2024 - MU's recommended FAFSA priority submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

More dates

Resources & Information

Review the following pages for clear understanding of the financial aid programs and ensure maximum aid eligibility from year to year.