Transfer Student Scholarships Opportunities | Phi Theta Kappa (2024)

Transfer Student Scholarships Exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa Members

Cost and financial aid are major barriers for transfer students, especially if you are paying for your own education. There are a multitude of factors to consider in deciding where you will transfer, but consider giving priority to transfer-friendly colleges like our nearly 800 four-year college partners who provide $246 million in scholarships just for PTK members.

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Find many more scholarship opportunities by using PTK’s exclusive online tool, PTK Connect. Scholarship amounts, applications, eligibility requirements, and deadlines vary by college. Our college partners fund and administer these scholarships. Log in to PTK Connect to find out more about each college’s scholarships.

PTK’s competitive scholarship application has two deadlines.

Spring Programs (Closed)

  • Leaders of Promise
  • Regional Scholarships
  • The Kevin and Rosa Byrne Family Scholarship

Scholarship Programs available through December 3rd

  • All-USA/New Century/Coca-Cola Academic Team
  • AMSA Pre-Med Scholarship
  • Dr. Adam James Pre-Medical Student Scholarship
  • Guistwhite & Hites Transfer Scholarships
  • TEK
  • IPSLEI (Graham/Coleman/Resurreccion)
  • Regional Scholarships

Log in to the scholarship portal at the beginning of each semester to update your active scholarship application for continuing program eligibility.

Available Transfer Scholarships

All-State Academic Team Programs

Applicants must be nominated by your college’s designated nominator and reside in one of the 39 participating states.

  • Over $41 million available
  • Receive special local recognition, including medallions, certificates and oftentimes scholarships

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All-USA Academic Team Scholarship

Open to non-members, All-USA Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community engagement.

  • 20 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $100,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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American Medical Student Association

PTK and AMSA share missions to develop student leaders and promote self-efficacy. AMSA bolsters medical education in ways that support professional and personal growth. AMSA envisions opportunities to reshape medicine as future physicians with a vision of a world where health care is accessible, medicine is affordable, and systems support diversity.
The AMSA Pre-Med Transfer Scholarship is designed to help a Phi Theta Kappa member closer to the goal of a career in medicine with a one time award of $5,000.

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Christopher A. Calhoun Transfer Scholarship

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and Phi Theta Kappa member, enrolled in an associate degree program in South Carolina with plans to enroll in a four-year college baccalaureate degree program in South Carolina for the next fall semester, eligible and apply for the All-USA Academic Team, and be nominated by the student’s college.

  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition at the All-South Carolina Academic Team event

Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship

Open to non-members, Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and/or community leadership and service.

  • 50 Gold Scholar Awards of $1,500
  • 50 Silver Scholar Awards of $1,250
  • 50 Bronze Scholar Awards of $1,000
  • Total awards of $187,500
  • Commemorative medallions

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Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed 12-36 semester hours, and be currently enrolled in an associate degree program.

  • 200 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • 25 scholarships earmarked for military
  • 7 Global Leaders of Promise Scholars awarded
  • Total awards of $207,000

View Coca-Cola’s Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Dr. Adam James Pre-Medical Student Scholarship

The purpose of the Dr. Adam James Pre-Medical Student Scholarship is to provide financial support for community college students who intend to enroll in medical school and become physicians. The program awards one scholarship of $1,500 annually.

  • Be enrolled through December of the application year in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours [or nine (9) quarter credit hours] of associate degree, college-level coursework.
  • Be enrolled in a pre-med (or related) program at a two-year college and intend to enroll in medical school.
  • Be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.
  • Hold a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all college-level coursework completed in the past five years.
  • Intend to transfer to a regionally accredited four-year college, attending full-time.
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours (or thequarterly equivalent) by December 31st of the application year.
  • The applicant’s academic record must be free from suspension, probation, or other disciplinary action.
  • Priority is given to first-generation students.

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Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholarship

Applicants must be eligible and apply for the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship and enrolled in an associate degree program in Texas.

  • One $1,500 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition as a Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar

Gordon Graham Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Criminology, or Law.

  • One $1,000 scholarship

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Guistwhite Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding Phi Theta Kappa participation.

  • 15 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Hites Transfer Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring full-time to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

  • 10 scholarships of $7,500 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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New Century Pathway Scholarship

Open to non-members, New Century Pathway Scholarship applicants must be a top-scoring student from one the 50 United States, Canada or other sovereign nations where at least one Phi Theta Kappa Chapter resides and be nominated by their college’s designated nominator.

  • 52 scholarships for Transfer Pathway
  • 52 scholarships for Workforce Pathway

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New England Region Scholarship

The New England Region Scholarship seeks to recognize top-scoring members of the New England Region. Awards vary by year and are provided to active and engaged members in both workforce and transfer pathways.

  • Be an active member of PTK in good standing
  • Nominated for the All-USA Academic Team
  • Enrolled in an associate degree program in the New England Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)

Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must graduate within 18 months from the time of application.

  • 15 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $15,000

View Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Pacific Region Transfer Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be currently enrolled at a two-year college in the Pacific Region, transferring to a senior institution in the Pacific Region in the next fall semester, and be eligible for the Guistwhite or Hites Scholarships.

  • Up to two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually
  • Recognition at the Pacific Regional Convention

Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management, or Homeland Security.

  • One $1,000 scholarship

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Ronny J. Coleman Fire and Emergency Services Leader of the Future Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors: Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire & Emergency Services Administration, Community Risk Reduction, Fire Engineering, Fire Prevention, or Public Safety Education.

  • One $1,000 scholarship

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TEK Productions Scholarship

Applicants must be Phi Theta Kappa members with a minimum 3.5 GPA and majoring in Production, Event Management, Theater, Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Video Editing, or Stage Management.

  • One $500 scholarship

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The Kevin and Rosa Byrne Family Scholarship

The Kevin and Rosa Byrne Family Scholarship provides financial support for high-achieving students, especially those who have been in foster care, to achieve their educational opportunities in pursuing the careers and futures they desire.

  • 1 scholarship of $1,000 awarded annually

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