Bryant University is a private four-year university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1863 and today offers nearly 100 courses of study.
One in every seven students at Bryant is a transfer student.
Learn more about the newest Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarship and Neumann University in this brief Q&A.
Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.
Our scholarship is a renewable $2,500 award for any community college student that can show proof they have been inducted into PTK.
Why does your college feel it’s important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?
We understand that transfer admission is competitive and that they have worked hard to become a member of Phi That Kappa. We want to award these students to show them that their achievements mean something to the Bryant community and that we value transfer students.
Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?
Yes, the PTK scholarship is stacked on top of our merit-based scholarships. We review every transfer applicant for merit-based scholarships upon application. Our merit-based scholarships range from $14,000 to $20,000, and most PTK scholars are eligible for a merit-based scholarship in addition to the PTK scholarship. All scholarships are renewable.
What other opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to assist them in successfully transitioning from community college?
At Bryant, we value our transfer students and provide each new transfer student with an individualized registration appointment. This allows the student to sit one-on-one with a transfer admission counselor, after depositing, to go over credits, orientation, etc. The student then has a one-on-one appointment with their advisor to create their schedule. This is done long before orientation, which is specific to transfer students.
Bryant also requires that all transfer students take a transition course their first semester, so our transfer students can become acclimated to campus and so they know where and how to find specific resources. The course is taught by advisors, so students are getting direct access to their advisor weekly.
In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?
Although there are several items I could choose, I think the community is the most impressive. Often transferring into a new school is stressful and means starting over, not just academically, but also socially. Our community is welcoming and allows everyone to feel welcomed. IT’s an easy atmosphere to feel at home in. This stems not only from the students, but also faculty and staff. Transfer students have become presidents of clubs, lead athletic teams, become RA’s, and much more. These things could only be possible in a community that builds each other up.
Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?
We recommend applying no later than June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. We also offer transfer information sessions every Friday and credit evaluation days every month. The transfer team is also extremely flexible about setting up individual appointments. Students are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Find more transfer scholarships like this one at PTK Connect.