Scholarships for Transfer Students for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

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The transfer scholarships listed below are merit scholarships and are awarded automatically to students after they are admitted to Kent State University and all transcripts from previous institutions have been received and evaluated.  No additional application is required to be considered for these awards.  Transfer scholarships are competitive, and funding is limited.  The awards are for a maximum of 4 semesters and are awarded for fall and spring only.  If the student graduates early, they will forfeit any remaining semesters of eligibility.  The transfer scholarship cannot be extended beyond 4 semesters. 

To be eligible for an award, students must have a minimum a minimum of 24 transfer credit hours, earned after high school graduation, that are accepted as credit at Kent State University, and were used in the GPA calculation at their school.

Scholarship Search Checklist

Many Colleges and departments offer scholarship opportunities.  These scholarship programs often require a separate application.  Use the Scholarship Search Checklist to look for additional scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.

Transfer Scholarships

Academic Transfer Award (Ohio Residents)
President's Transfer Award (Out-of-State Residents)
Flash Transfer Northeast Ohio Scholarship
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be an Ohio Resident
  • Must have earned an associate degree from one of the following colleges, prior to enrolling at Kent State:
    • Cuyahoga Community College
    • Eastern Gateway Community College
    • Lakeland Community College
    • Lorain Community College
    • Stark State College
  • Did not enroll at another college or university after earning the associate degree
  • Must have minimum 2.50 cumulative college grade point average (GPA average from all colleges the student attended previously).  The cumulative college GPA will be calculated by Kent State University.
  • Admitted to the Kent Campus of Kent State University as a new transfer student
    • By April 1 for summer
    • By August 1 for fall
    • By December 1 for Spring
  • You must be enrolled in your first bachelor's degree program
  • Enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) each semester at the Kent Campus
  • Cannot be combined with the Academic Transfer Award or President’s Transfer Award
  • Annual Amount:  $2,500
Flashes Go Further Scholarship

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship program was designed to help students graduate debt-free for tuition and general fees.  For more information, including eligibility criteria, please visit Flashes Go Further Scholarship information page.

Additional Transfer Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Departmental Scholarships

Kent State University makes every effort to provide accurate, timely and current information. However, the University reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state or institutional changes in policies, procedures or regulations.