Transfer Student Scholarships

We offer scholarships and financial aid specifically for transfer students. Last year alone, we awarded nearly $5 million in financial aid that students do not need to repay.


About Admissions Scholarships

Eligibility

To be considered for any award, transfer students should meet the Priority Scholarship Deadline. Some scholarships also require the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be eligible. The vast majority of scholarships are awarded to students entering during the fall semester. However, some scholarships are available for spring-term entrants on a limited basis. Please note that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can award students with only one merit-based admissions scholarship. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree will not receive priority scholarship consideration.

Renewal Criteria

Some scholarships are renewable, and others are one-time awards. Generally, a 3.00 cumulative UWF GPA is required for renewal. If there is a higher minimum standard and/or credit hour requirement, it will be included in the award notification. Renewable UWF scholarships require continuous, full-time enrollment (excluding summer) at UWF with good academic standing. Once lost due to academics, a scholarship will not be reinstated if GPA improves.


Important Deadlines

  • Apr
    1
    Priority Scholarship Deadline: Summer and Fall Admission
    Application must be complete and all test scores and transcripts received by this deadline in order to receive priority scholarship consideration.
  • Nov
    1
    Priority Scholarship Deadline: Spring Admission
    Application must be complete and all test scores and transcripts received by this deadline in order to receive priority scholarship consideration.
  • Nov
    15
    Complete the FAFSA for Spring 2020
    Several grants and scholarships require results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Complete the FAFSA by this date to receive maximum consideration for federal and state financial aid.
  • Mar
    1
    Complete the FAFSA for Summer and Fall 2020
    Several grants and scholarships require results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Complete the FAFSA by this date to receive maximum consideration for federal and state financial aid.

Automatic-Consideration Scholarship

When students apply for admission, they are automatically considered for the Admissions Academic Merit Scholarship if their application is complete and all required documents, including official test scores (where applicable) and transcripts, are received by UWF by the Priority Scholarship Deadline for the semester of entry. 

Admissions Academic Merit Scholarship

The following chart indicates potential scholarship amounts based on undergraduate cumulative GPA. Amounts indicate yearly potential award for up to two years or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, for students who maintain scholarship eligibility. Students who are awarded a merit-based admissions scholarship will be notified after the priority scholarship deadline.

GPAAward
3.75-4.00+ $4,000 ($2,000/yr)
3.50-3.74 $3,000 ($1,500/yr)
3.25-3.49 $2,000 ($1,000/yr

Other Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Membership

PTK members are encouraged to submit the FAFSA and upload proof of membership for special scholarship consideration.

Foundation Scholarships (Summer/Fall Only) | Value: Amounts Vary

Through generous support from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and others, UWF is able to offer various foundation scholarship opportunities to students who apply for summer/fall admission. After admission, students can apply for these scholarships through MyUWF under the UWF Scholarship Portal. Admissions Foundation Scholarships are only offered for students beginning in Summer/Fall and the deadline to submit this application is June 1st.