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


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

  • Mar
    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.
  • Apr
    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. Deadline has been extended from April 1 to April 15.

Automatic-Consideration Scholarship

When transfer 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 and a completed FAFSA is received by the Priority Scholarship Deadline for the semester of entry. Students are encouraged to submit all materials before the deadline, as requests to transfer transcripts and scores to UWF may take several business days.

Admissions Academic Merit Scholarship

The following chart indicates potential scholarship amounts based on undergraduate cumulative GPA. Amounts indicate potential award for up to two years or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, for students who maintain scholarship eligibility.

In addition, students must meet all minimum requirements for admission. Awards and requirements are subject to change annually. Eligibility is not a guarantee of an award. Students who are awarded a merit-based admissions scholarship will be notified after the priority scholarship deadline. For more information, talk to an Admissions counselor.

Admissions Academic Merit Scholarships
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.