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Transfer Scholarships


Transfer Student Scholarships

 

If you have previously earned college credit at an institution other than WKU, but you have not completed a bachelor's degree, then you are considered a transfer student.

Eligibility & Application

Students with a minimum of 24 transfer hours from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA qualify for WKU’s Transfer Base Awards.    

To be considered for a Transfer Base Award, students must have a complete application package on file before the start of the Fall/Spring semester that they are attending.  A complete application package includes the following:

  • Applied AND admitted to WKU 
  • Submit official transcript reflecting transfer hours for admission consideration. Another official transcript can be submitted once all grades have posted
  • Can be combined with the WKU Border State scholarship (must have residency in TN, IN, OH, IL, WV, VA and MO)

OR

  • Can be combined with the Tuition Incentive Program scholarship (must have Non-Resident status (excluding TN, IN, OH, IL, WV, VA and MO)). 

We encourage all transfer students to apply for additional opportunities at https://www.wku.edu/topdollar/, priority consideration is given to applicants who have applied by February 1 each year.

Award & Notification

Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, students transferring to WKU with a minimum of 24 transfer hours from a regionally accredited institution will be considered for one of the following scholarship awards based upon their minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA:

Cumulative GPA

Amount Awarded

3.8+

$4,000

Annually

3.5 - 3.799

$3,000

Annually

3.0 - 3.499

$1,500

Annually

Transfer Base Awards range from $1,500 to $4,000 per academic year as demonstrated in the chart above.

Students who qualify for a Transfer Base Award will be notified of their eligibility for this award before the start of the Fall/Spring semester that they are attending.

Students receiving a Transfer Base Award may also be eligible for TOPDollar awards, up to Cost of Attendance.

Transfer Base Awards require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours) at WKU.

Disbursement

Scholarship awards are applied toward charges that exist on the student’s account at WKU.  In the event total awards (grants, loans, scholarships) exceed total charges (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books), a refund will be issued to the student by the option chosen when selecting the refund preference at my.wku.edu (up to the Cost of Attendance budget). For more information about the refund preference process, please visit the Office of the Bursar's website.

Renewal

Transfer Base Awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the Spring semester).  Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.     

Transfer Base Awards are renewable until completion of first bachelor's degree.

*Note1: If you are a KCTCS employee, please see information about the KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship located on this web page.

 Note2: Transfer Scholarships are not applicable if receiving a full tuition scholarship, waiver, or discount.

Note3: The Hilltopper Guarantee scholarship does not apply to transfer students.

Eligibility & Application

Students who are receiving a WKU Transfer Scholarship and are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for an additional $1,000 award per academic year.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship requires full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours) at WKU.

Disbursement

Scholarship awards are applied toward charges that exist on the student’s account at WKU.  In the event total awards (grants, loans, scholarships) exceed total charges (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books), a refund will be issued to the student by the option chosen when selecting the refund preference at my.wku.edu. For more information about the refund preference process, please visit the Office of the Bursar's website.

Renewal

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the Spring semester).  Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.  

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are renewable until completion of first bachelor's degree.

*Note: Transfer Scholarships are not applicable if receiving a full tuition scholarship, waiver, or discount.

Eligibility & Application

Full-time KCTCS employees who have completed an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution qualify for a KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship. Recipients of the KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship must be first-time bachelor-degree seeking students.

The KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship pays for 50% of WKU tuition charges and course fees.

To be considered for a KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship, KCTCS employees must complete an Employment Verification Form each academic term.

Disbursement

The KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship pays for 50% of the student’s tuition charges and course fees.

The scholarship award is applied towards tuition charges and course fees that exist on the student’s account at WKU. For more information about tuition and fees, please visit the Office of the Bursar's website.

Renewal

The KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship is renewable if the student is a full-time KCTCS employee, has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and submits an Employment Verification Form each academic term.

*Note: Recipients of the KCTCS Employee Transfer Scholarship cannot receive any other WKU Transfer Scholarships.

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Email: fa.help@wku.edu


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 Last Modified 2/25/21