Arizona State University is a public university in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area. It is regularly ranked as a leader in higher education, and it now offers a transfer scholarship exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members.
Check out this brief Q&A with one of ASU’s transfer admissions specialists to learn more.
Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
This scholarship is for Arizona residents who are part of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is $1,000 per semester ($2,000 for an academic year) and is renewable for up to a total of four semesters. Students can find this scholarship through Arizona State University’s scholarship portal at scholarships.asu.edu.
Why does your college feel that it is important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?
Arizona State University is dedicated to academic excellence and to helping scholastically driven students have access to a high-quality education. Phi Theta Kappa students are some of our highest-achieving students. They have a strong commitment to academics, service, and leadership. ASU wants to provide students who possess these qualities the opportunities of the largest public research university in the country.
Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award? If so, please explain.
This scholarship may be combined with other institutional merit scholarships such as the New American University Scholarship or Transfer Achievement Award. This scholarship is not stackable with the All-Arizona Scholarship.
What other opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to assist them in successfully transitioning from community college?
Transfer students are encouraged to attend ASU’s Welcome Week, where we feature celebrations across all ASU locations to help students meet and learn about ASU and resources. Students can find these free events through eoss.asu.edu/welcome.
We offer Transfer Student Orientation for our new students, which can be found through eoss.asu.edu/orientation/transfer-students.
ASU 394 is a Transfer Success Course that is offered for one credit online. Students are able to learn more about ASU and their specific campus. Students can learn more about this class through tutoring.asu.edu/success-programs/transfer-success.
In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?
For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, putting us in the company of such elite schools as Stanford (#2) and MIT (#3). The ranking is based on a survey of college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans across the country. ASU is a leader in student entrepreneurship, knowledge delivery, and student support services and is continually offering new degrees in emerging fields.
The W.P. Carey School of Business ranks in the Top 25 among the Best Graduate Schools for Business in the nation. On the 2018 list, W.P. Carey ranks #25 for full-time MBA programs, the best ranking for any Arizona school.
The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College continues to rise in rankings of the nation’s top education graduate programs. U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings lists Teachers College as #11 among 255 public and private graduate education programs reviewed nationwide. Teachers College serves all four ASU campuses.
Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that Phi Theta Kappa members need to know?
Experience ASU (Daily Visits) — year round
Experience ASU is an opportunity to hear valuable information about admission, financial aid, academics, and the student experience, followed by a student-led walking tour of campus. On select days, academic sessions and residence hall tours are also offered by colleges and Residential Life following the tour at each campus. See more at visit.asu.edu.
More to Explore — February 19, 2018
More to Explore is a conference-style event where students create their own agendas for the day. There are presentations about admission, scholarships and financial aid, academics, getting involved on campus, and more. Students can tour the residence halls, academic buildings, libraries, fitness centers, museums, and other ASU facilities.
Transfer Friday Appointments — year round
At Transfer Fridays, students can visit any of Arizona State University’s four metro Phoenix campus locations and meet with a transfer specialist who can answer any questions they have about the transfer process. Appointments are held Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled at transfer.asu.edu/friday/week.
Find more transfer scholarships exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members at CollegeFish.org.