New Transfer Scholarship: Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a liberal arts college in the heart of historic Salem, Virginia. It was founded in 1842 and is the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America.

The college has about 2,000 full-time students, making the student-teacher ratio small at 13:1. There are students from 43 states and 31 countries, and 85 percent of them receive some form of financial aid.

Some key facts from Roanoke College’s website:

  • #4 US News & World Report’s Up-and-Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • One of only 286 institutions that houses a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
  • Top 9 percent The Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges
  • Top 10 percent Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges”

Learn more about Roanoke College and its transfer scholarship for PTK members in this brief Q&A.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
We have a new transfer scholarship specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members. With proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, you will earn an additional $2,500 per year scholarship on top of your merit transfer scholarship (up to $20,000).

Why does your college feel that it is important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?
Phi Theta Kappa students are important to us because we know that they work really hard and like to succeed. They have a lot to offer our campus both academically and socially. We welcome transfer students, especially PTK members, with open arms!

Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?
Yes, we offer Transfer Merit Scholarships based on cumulative transfer GPA that range from $11,000 to $20,000 per year. Additionally, we have a $1,000 visit grant if you come to campus for a tour and a $1,000 Lutheran scholarship for Lutheran students.

In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?
We just turned 175 this year! Also, our small campus size fosters a very strong community feel.

Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?
Transfer admission is rolling, and we are always accepting applications for spring and fall semesters. We do not have an application fee, and you can apply online at You do not need to have an associate degree to transfer. Housing is guaranteed for all who need it. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the transfer coordinator, Valerie Collignon, at

Find more transfer scholarships exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members at

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