Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarship Eligibility

New transfer students admitted for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters will be considered for merit and need-based scholarship opportunities. Eligibility and scholarships are determined at the time of admission. A student must be eligible to receive federal aid and have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov to be considered for need-based scholarships.

Students not meeting the transfer application deadline: June 1 for fall enrollment; or December 1 for spring enrollment will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Exact scholarship amounts within each range will be determined by a holistic review of the application for admission.

Students enrolled less than full time, those attending a regional campus, and students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible.


Transfer Scholarship Awards

Ohio residents | $4,000 - $8,000* per year (renewable)
College Hours Cumulative College GPA Scholarship Amount
12+ hours 3.25 – 3.49 $4,000
12+ hours 3.50 – 3.79 $6,000
12+ hours 3.80 – 4.00 $8,000

Transfer students who are in their first semester of college and enrolled full-time, but do not have final grades may be eligible for a transfer scholarship based on their final high school GPA and ACT/SAT score:

High School Eligibility
High School GPA ACT SAT Scholarship Amount
3.5+ 26+ 1230+ $4,000

Non-Ohio residents | $8,000 - $14,000* per year (renewable)
College Hours Cumulative College GPA Scholarship Amount
12+ hours 3.25 – 3.49 $10,000
12+ hours 3.50 – 3.79 $12,000
12+ hours 3.80+ $14,000

Transfer students who are in their first semester of college and enrolled full-time, but do not have final grades may be eligible for a transfer scholarship based on their final high school GPA and ACT/SAT score:

High School Eligibility
High School GPA ACT SAT Scholarship Amount
3.5+ 26+ 1230 – 1290 $8,000

*Additional transfer scholarships are available for students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and attend one of Miami’s Community College Partners.

For a list of Miami’s out of state partner schools, please visit our Community College Partnerships page.

For questions regarding Phi Theta Kappa and Community College Partner scholarships, please email transfer@MiamiOH.edu.

Priority deadlines

Fall semester: Apply by June 1

Spring semester: Apply by December 1

Cumulative College Hours and Cumulative College GPA are determined based on courses taken at all institutions post high school graduation beginning the first fall or spring semester.


Scholarships based upon availability and are subject to change. For detailed information, see our scholarship policies.

We are committed to help make a Miami University education affordable and attainable. Toward that goal, we also make every effort to provide accurate, timely, and current information in all of our printed and online information. However, the university also reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state, or university changes in policies, procedures, or regulations.

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