Transfer

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.

Missouri Residents

Award

Amount Per Year

Awarding Criteria

Missouri Transfer Award I $4,500 3.75 GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours
Missouri Transfer Award II $3,500 3.50 GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours
Missouri Transfer Award III $2,500 3.00 GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours
Missouri Transfer Award III $2,500 3.00 GPA and 25–36 ACT or 1200–1600 SAT and fewer than 24 transferable credit hours
Phi Theta Kappa Award $1,000 * Be a member of Phi Theta Kappa
Missouri Community College Award $500 * Have earned an associates degree from a Missouri community college

Nonresidents

Award

Amount Per Year

Awarding Criteria

Nonresident Transfer Award I Full reduction of nonresident fees 3.90 GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours
Nonresident Transfer Award II Half reduction of nonresident fees 3.00 GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours
Nonresident Transfer Award III Half reduction of nonresident fees 3.00 GPA and 27–36 ACT or 1260–1600 SAT and fewer than 24 transferable
credit hours
Phi Theta Kappa Award $1,000* Be a member of Phi Theta Kappa
Missouri Community College Award $500* Have earned an associates degree from a Missouri community college

* Phi Theta Kappa and Missouri Community College Award may be combined with other awards. All scholarships are subject to change without notice.

Renewal Criteria

You are eligible for transfer scholarships for an additional 3 years for a maximum of 8 continuous fall or spring semesters (i.e., these scholarships may not be utilized during the summer semester), or until you earn enough credits to receive a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. To remain eligible for these scholarships, you must meet the following renewal criteria outlined in the chart below:

Scholarship Name:

Minimum Cumulative GPA Required for Renewal:

Additional Required Criteria for Renewal:

Resident Transfer Award I, II, III 2.75
  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credit hours);
  • Successfully complete 24 credit hours each academic year;
  • Remain continuously enrolled each academic year in the fall and spring terms (award does not apply to summer semester); and
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Nonresident Transfer Award I, II, III 2.75
Phi Theta Kappa Award 2.75
Missouri Community College Award 2.75

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 webpage.