We’re excited to highlight one of our newest transfer scholarship partners, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, in this new Q&A feature! Find even more transfer opportunities exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members at CollegeFish.org.
Q: Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
A: The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to eight incoming transfer students who exhibit promising academic performance and ability to participate in Kutztown University’s Honors program as evidenced by a 3.25 or higher transfer GPA at the time of application.
Selected students will receive a $1,000 scholarship for their first year of full-time undergraduate enrollment at Kutztown University ($500 will be awarded for the first year of part-time undergraduate enrollment). The award is non-renewable. This award is available only for fall and spring courses.
Interested students should complete the scholarship application online prior to May 1 (students applying after May 1 will be considered if funds are available). Minimum enrollment of six credits per semester required.
Q: Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award? If so, please explain.
A: Transfer students from out of state receive a tuition discount of 40 percent, which is a savings of about $7,200 per year.
And, transfer students who have already received an associate degree prior to attendance at KU will receive a $500 one-time Book Award for the Campus Bookstore.
Q: What other opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to assist them in successfully transitioning from community college?
A: Transfer students are provided with a Transfer Credit Evaluation shortly after they are admitted showing classes that transfer into KU.
We offer several transfer orientations throughout the year where students will meet with faculty for advisement and class registration.
We have a designated staff member in the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) to assist transfer students with their transition and to connect them with campus resources to support their academic success.
We offer a Reverse Transfer Program for students who begin their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania and then transfer to Kutztown University and earn at least 60 total credits. They may then apply for an associate degree from the community college where they started.
Q: In your opinion, what is one of the more impressive things about your college?
A: Our students have strong character and are willing to work hard to realize their potential. And through one-on-one attention, we are able to fuel that growth.
Q: Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?
A: Kutztown University has rolling admissions but has preferred application deadlines of June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Apply online at kutztown.edu/apply and check out kutztown.edu/transfer for more information about criteria, tracking your application, credit evaluations, FAQs, and more.
We also offer transfer information sessions. Register for an event at kutztown.edu/visit.