Transfer Scholarships

Several four-year colleges and universities offer transfer scholarships to outstanding New Jersey community college graduates. See below for colleges and universities, specific details on the scholarships, and contact information for more information or to apply.

Berkeley CollegeMichelle Lange
Transfer Student Coordinator
800-446-5400, ext. WWZ
For students who have earned an associate’s degree from a New Jersey community college. Transfer scholarship amounts may be up to 50% of the tuition at Berkeley College. Award amounts may vary each academic year based on grade point average. Student must maintain good academic standing. Classes start in January, April, July and September. Benefits include flexible scheduling, an internship in every program, an established network of employer contacts and lifetime career assistance for graduates. Locations include NY, NJ and Berkeley College Online.
Bloomfield CollegeKristen Cohen
Vice President,
Enrollment Management
973-748-9000 X392
Varying number of full tuition scholarships. 3.5 to 4.0 GPA and an AA or AS degree required. Offered to PTK members.
Caldwell CollegeDanielle Thoma
Assistant Director of Admissions
Scholarships awarded to traditional undergraduate transfer students who have earned the distinction of Phi Theta Kappa. Awards range up to $4,000 per year. For adult students 23 yrs. and older attending Adult Undergraduate Education, renewable scholarships are available for full- or part-time students with an associates degree, a 3.5 minimum GPA and a recommendation from a PTK advisor. Adult undergraduates with an AA degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher are eligible for a 15% tuition scholarship.
Centenary CollegeAdmissions Office
Fifteen renewable $13,000 scholarships may be awarded to entering transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 who are PTK members. Also, there are five different transfer scholarships ranging between $6,000 and $12,000 possible for entering transfer students depending on GPA. Contact Admissions for more information, 1-877-236-4723.
College of Saint ElizabethMichael Szarek
Director of Enrollment Management
Unlimited number of renewable scholarships the amount of which depends on the GPA. Minimum 32 transfer credit hours required and at least 3.0 GPA.
Drew UniversitySunita Bhargava
Director of Continuing Education & Special Programs
Unlimited number of renewable merit-based scholarships, $6,000-$14,000 per year with a GPA of 3.5 or better. (May be combined with need-based grants.)
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityKevin Jenkins
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Varying number of renewable $16,000 per year scholarships. Proof of PTK membership is required at the time of application. Students are encouraged to meet application deadlines.
Felician CollegeChristina Hall
Admissions Counselor
Five categories of merit-based scholarships are available to transfer students: $8,000 with GPA of 2.75 to 2.99; $10,000 with GPA of 3.0 to 3.9; $15,000 with GPA of 3.3 to 3.59; $16,000 with GPA of 3.6 to 3.79; and $16,500 with GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 for PTK students.
Georgian Court UniversityCarole Demetriades, M.A.
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Scholarships for Full Time students are in the amount of $14,000 per year (fall and spring semesters only). Students who have achieved a bachelor's degree are not eligible. Deadline: January 1 for Spring Semester: August 1 for Fall Semester.
Hunter College (CUNY)Irina Ostrozhnyuk
(212) 772-4263
Hunter College offers Transfer Achievement Scholarship (TAS) to varying number of new incoming transfer students per semester. The scholarship provides high-achieving and academically motivated students with awards of up to $2,000 per academic year for a maximum of 2 years. Additionally, recipients of the scholarship have access to various events geared to help them succeed at Hunter College and in their career choice.
Kean UniversityBrian Treanor
Director of Scholarship Services
Number of competitive awards varies each year depending upon fund availability. $1,000 scholarships for full-time students; $500 scholarships for part-time students. Granted to transfer students who are PTK Honor Society members. Minimum 3.5 GPA with associate's degree by the end of the Spring semester. Applications available at
Miami University (Ohio)Brian Jicinsky
Assistant Director &
Transfer Coordinator
Transfer scholarships for new domestic transfer students admitted for fall 2012 or spring 2013 semesters to Miami’s Oxford, OH campus. NJ Pathways Scholarships: $5,000 – Requires direct transfer from an accredited NJ community college, attended 2 years or earned 24 semester hours, have a minimum 3.20 GPA. PTK Scholarship: $5,000 – Must have graduated from high school or earned a GED and provide the Office of Admission a copy of membership card or designation on the official college transcript. Transfer Recognition: $2,000 – Must have minimum 3.40 GPA on 12 or more hours of college-level work. All scholarships are renewable and stackable.
Monmouth UniversityPatrick Dorsey
Assistant Director of Admissions
Varying number of renewable $2,000-$9,000 per year scholarships based on academic merit. In addition, three $1,500 scholarships are offered in the Fall and two $1,500 scholarships in the Spring to PTK students with proof of membership.
New Jersey City UniversitySara Ambrose
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
One full tuition and fees scholarship designated for a PTK graduate. GPA of 3.8 or better.
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyTony Jackson
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
Currently offers five full tuition Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships renewable for four semesters provided that the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Rider UniversityJamie Mitchell
Graduate, Transfer and Continuing Studies Admissions
609-896-5000, X 7122
Open to transfer applicants who are PTK members. Award amount $1,500 per year in the form of grants and scholarships. Award is in addition to an academic scholarship. Proof of PTK membership required. Renewable up to three years; maximum award is $12,500 per year (academic, community college, leadership, and PTK scholarship combined). To renew, must maintain full-time status, and maintain minimum GPA of 2.5.
Rowan UniversityFausto Vasquez
Incoming transfer students are eligible for the Transfer Trustee Scholarship, which is awarded to NJ community college graduates entering Rowan full time in the fall semester, who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Rowan awards between two and four scholarships to graduates from each community college in New Jersey. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is renewable for one year.
Rutgers UniversityMarcie Rosas
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships ($8,000 per year). Students who are enrolled full-time in a transfer program at a community college and are members of the college’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society are considered for PTK scholarships if they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have earned an associate’s degree in arts or science by the time of enrollment and have a minimum grade point average of 3.8. Students must enroll directly from the associate degree-granting community college, with no intervening enrollment at another institution. Transfer applicants must apply by October 1 for spring admission and February 1 for fall admission; scholarship recipients are notified by December (for spring enrollment) and April (for fall enrollment).
Saint Peters UniversityMs. Pamela de Leon
Sr. Assistant Director, Transfer
Varying number of scholarships that range from $10,000 to $23,000 for transfer students. PTK transfer students may be eligible for an addition $1,000. In addition, transfer students may be eligible for additional financial assistance based on need. Scholarship is for two years with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
Seton Hall UniversityMarie Scolavino
Transfer Counselor
Transfer scholarships are available based on achievement from $3,000 - $8,000. PTK students are eligible to receive an additional $2,000.
Stevens Institute of TechnologyShane Topping
Director of Admissions
$5,000 annual scholarships to eligible PTK members. Possible merit-based scholarships to students with 3.2 GPA or better.
Stockton UniversitySteven Phillips
Assistant Director
of Admissions
Varying number of $1,000 scholarships. Renewable for 2 years. Offered to PTK students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
William Paterson UniversityAnthony Leckey
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
PTK $4000 scholarships are available with copy of membership card. Presidential Scholarship of $33,000 is available with 45 credits or more and 3.6 GPA. Deadline for application is February 15 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester. PTK Scholarships are renewable for up to two years (four consecutive semesters of full-time study during the fall and spring semesters). Must maintain a GPA of 3.00 and comply with University's Institutional Scholarship Program Requirements. Scholarship does not apply to Winter Session or Summer Session courses. Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.