Salve Regina University in Rhode Island 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.
Salve is a small Catholic liberal arts college located in Newport and sits on 80 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was named the best college in Rhode Island for career placement by Zippia and ranked 18th on the list of “Most Transformative Colleges” in the U.S. by Money magazine. Students completed more than 9,800 community service hours in the 2017-18 academic year.
This scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members is a big one. Learn more about it and Salve Regina in this brief Q&A.
Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Salve’s PTK scholarship, launched this past year, is a renewable $23,000 per year (for residential students) and $19,500 per year (for commuter students) award. This past year, it was our highest merit scholarship.
Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?
If a student receives Salve’s Phi Theta Kappa award, this would be in place of our traditional merit scholarship program that ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 per year. However, all students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA to be considered for other institutional, state, and federal grant programs, work-study, and loans.
What opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to help them successfully transition from community college?
Joining Salve’s tight-knit community comes with a number of support systems. After experiencing a personalized approach to the application process, you will work with our transfer advisor to determine courses that match your educational goals.
Each semester, we host a one-day orientation, the Friday before courses begin, where transfer students can sit down with their academic advisor, move in, and get to know members of the campus community. Then, each week, transfer students meet in a small cohort with a faculty member and upperclassmen mentor. This transitions course that runs through your first semester helps you to understand the opportunities available at Salve, transition to live in Newport, Rhode Island, and have a weekly touch point.
Finally, all students at Salve are supported by trained professionals in residence life; our academic center for excellence that offers disability support services, tutoring, and our writing center; and counseling services.
What is one of the most impressive things about your college?
Salve was founded by the Sisters of Mercy and is driven by the mission to develop lifelong learners but also to work for a world that is “harmonious, just, and merciful.” This focus inspires our campus community to make a positive impact while also developing the best in one another.
Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?
The transfer process at Salve Regina is rolling. We evaluate transfer applicants as they become complete and issue decisions within two weeks of receiving your documentation. We are also excited to work with you and learn more about your academic journey to date and your goals for the future. Please be in touch with our office and come visit!
Find more transfer scholarships at CollegeFish.org.