Indiana University (IU) Kokomo is the latest four-year university to offer a transfer scholarship to Phi Theta Kappa members. Learn more in this Q&A with one of the school’s transfer admissions counselors.
Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
IU Kokomo is now offering a $1,000 PTK scholarship (renewable for an additional year) to any student that has earned an associate degree at the time the scholarship is applied and provides evidence they are a member of PTK.
Why does your college feel it is important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?
We want to recognize the hard work and dedication of students that earn an associate degree while maintaining an exceptional GPA.
Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?
The IU Kokomo Diversity Scholarship of $1,500 is for any student that is admitted to campus and submits a scholarship application to IU Kokomo by December 1.
IU Kokomo is proud to offer Ivy Tech ASAP graduates a $1,000 scholarship (renewable for one additional year) to be applied toward tuition and mandatory fees. The ASAP scholarship is for students that participate in Ivy Tech Community College’s ASAP program. They must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale at time of application and time of transfer; enroll full time (a minimum of 12 credit hours) at IU Kokomo in the fall semester immediately following completion of associate degree (excluding summer); be a first-time transfer student; and submit a personal statement (minimum 500 words).
The Cougar Transfer Scholarship at IU Kokomo covers the difference between the tuition rate effective the semester you joined the ABC program and the tuition when you enter IU Kokomo. If you maintain eligibility, you will receive this scholarship for four (4) consecutive semesters (excluding summer) to keep your actual tuition costs stable.
The Cougar Transfer Plus Scholarship is a competitive scholarship available to qualified ABC students transferring to IU Kokomo. Students must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant to apply. Scholarship awards cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by the student’s federal-, state-, institutional-, or privately funded gift aid (with a maximum annual award of $3,000). The scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four (4) consecutive semesters (excluding summer).
What other opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to assist them in successfully transitioning from community college?
IU Kokomo tries to make the transfer process as seamless as possible through Transfer Visit Days. These visits give transfer students the chance to learn more about our Career and Accessibility Services, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, have the opportunity to go on a campus tour, have lunch on campus, and finish the day by speaking with an academic advisor. We offer a limited number of spots available on each Transfer Visit Day to keep this experience as personalized as possible for our transfer students. We also provide personal visits to campus or phone appointments with advisors and the transfer counselor. Transfer students also have the option of working with our academic advisors while they finish their coursework at their current institution in preparation for transfer.
In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?
Students have the opportunity at earning an IU degree in Kokomo. At IU Kokomo, our students receive private school benefits such as small class sizes and faculty that will know their name. Additionally, students are able to be part of a spirited campus community with plenty of opportunities to get involved, explore their interests, and meet new friends.
Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar you would like to share?
Transfer Visit Day is a great time to see if IU Kokomo is the right fit for you as a transfer student. We warmly welcome you to visit and learn about what all we have to offer. The program begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Please visit iuk.edu/transfervisit to see a list of our upcoming transfer visit days.
Transfer Scholarship — be admitted by May 15
Diversity Scholarship — be admitted and submit scholarship application by December 1
Find more transfer scholarships at CollegeFish.org.