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New Transfer Scholarship: St. Lawrence University

New Transfer Scholarship: St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University in New York is the latest four-year university to offer a transfer scholarship exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members. It joins more than 750 colleges and universities in offering more than $37 million in transfer scholarships.

St. Lawrence is located in the northern part of New York State, in Canton. The small liberal arts college boasts an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. A few fast facts from its website:

  • Students from 43 states and 53 countries
  • Ability to design your own course of study as a multi-field major
  • 77 percent of students participate in volunteer work
  • 28 off-campus study programs in 20 countries
  • 96.9 percent of the Class of 2015 were employed or in graduate or professional schools within a year of commencement

Learn more in this brief Q&A with Associate Director of Admissions Mary Kelley.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
Any transfer student who is a member of PTK is eligible for this $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester) scholarship. Students who are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship at St. Lawrence will also be considered for other academic merit scholarships.

Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?
Transfer students at St. Lawrence are considered for academic merit scholarship by simply submitting their applications. These scholarships recognize academic achievement in both high school and college and take into account GPA, test scores (if submitted), rigor, and other areas of academic achievement.

What other opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to assist them in successfully transitioning?
Incoming transfer students attend and participate in our transfer student orientation, which is designed to help them make a smooth transition to St. Lawrence. Transfer students go through the orientation process together, alongside dedicated Orientation Leaders (current St. Lawrence students) who will continue to be a resource throughout their first semester on campus.

In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?
The most impressive thing about St. Lawrence is the sense of community that exists — on and off campus, for current students and alumni, and throughout the faculty and staff. St. Lawrence is a place where you can find your passion, explore interests, and gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. Meanwhile, faculty, staff, and alumni who are invested in your success support you, and that will continue after graduation and well into the future. The Laurentian community reaches across the country and around the world — what starts on campus will be with you for the rest of your life.

Find more transfer scholarships at CollegeFish.org.



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