Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarships for Transfer Students


New transfer students admitted in the fall or spring semesters will be considered for transfer scholarship opportunities. To be considered for a transfer scholarship, students must complete their admission application (including all transcripts) by the priority deadline and meet the minimum academic criteria. Students enrolled less than full time, those attending a regional campus, and students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are based on academic credentials provided at the time of application. Scholarships are based upon availability and are subject to change.


Fall semester: Apply by June 1 for international students; apply by August 1 for domestic students

Spring semester: Apply by December 1 for international students; apply by January 1 for domestic students

Students not meeting the transfer application deadline for a given semester will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you were admitted to Miami University previously and earned a Miami merit scholarship at that time but didn't enroll, we will reinstate your merit scholarship if you are admitted as a transfer student. No separate scholarship application is necessary to be considered for the transfer scholarship opportunities listed below.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Merit Awards

College Eligibility*
College Hours *College GPA Ohio Resident Annual Value Non-Resident Annual Value
12+ hours 3.80+ $8,000 $14,000
12+ hours 3.50 – 3.79 $6,000 $12,000
12+ hours 3.25 – 3.49 $4,000 $10,000

*For the transfer scholarships described above, Miami will calculate a cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale that is based upon all institutions and course credit hours attempted post high school graduation (excluding the summer following high school graduation).

Transfer students who are in their first semester of college and enrolled full time at their current institution, but do not have final grades at the time of application, may be eligible for a transfer merit scholarship based on their final high school GPA as listed in the table below:

High School Eligibility
Residency High School GPA Annual Value Scholarship Amount
Ohio 3.5+ $4,000
Non-Resident 3.5+ $8,000


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Eligible new transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, a two-year community college honorary society, may be considered for a PTK Scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Team (external)

This scholarship is determined by Phi Theta Kappa. The All-USA Academic Team recognizes high-achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

You must be a member of PTK to apply for the $5,000 scholarship and can find application requirements and nomination information online.

Partner Community College Scholarship 

Eligible new transfer students who attended one of Miami University's Community College Partner Institutions full time prior to their enrollment may be considered for the Partner Community College Scholarship.

For a list of Miami’s partner community colleges, please visit our Community College Partnerships page.

For questions regarding transfer scholarships, please email

Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial need is determined by the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To maximize consideration for need-based scholarships and financial aid, students should apply for admission and file a FAFSA by February 1.

Miami's Tuition Promise

Miami's Tuition Promise ensures that most costs (including tuition, housing, and meals) will be frozen over each student’s four-year Miami education. This means scholarships retain their original value for four years.

Please review the scholarship policies for more information.