Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships

Discover and Apply for Transfer Student Scholarships

Cost and financial aid are major barriers for transfer students, especially if you are paying for your own education. There are a multitude of factors to consider in deciding where you will transfer, but consider giving priority to transfer-friendly colleges like our nearly 800 four-year college partners who provide $46 million in scholarships just for PTK members. The average transfer scholarship offered by partner colleges is $2,500 a year!   

Find many more scholarship opportunities by using PTK’s exclusive online tool, PTK Connect. Scholarship amounts, applications, eligibility requirements, and deadlines vary by college. These scholarships are funded and administered by our college partners. Log in to PTK Connect to find out more about each college’s scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships Exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa Members

PTK’s competitive scholarship application is open year-round with two deadlines.

Spring Programs: Leaders of Promise, Oberndorf, IPSLEI, & Workforce Development Scholarships
Deadline has passed.

Fall Programs: All-USA, New Century, Coca-Cola Academic Team, Guistwhite, Hites, Oberndorf, TEK,  Workforce Development, & GEICO Scholarships
Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2021, at 5pm CT
Nominator Deadline: December 3, 2021, at 5pm CT

Log in to your application at the beginning of each semester to update your eligibility quiz and see if you are eligible for scholarships.

Now Open: Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 5pm CT

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Now Open: Get2College Corps Scholarship (Mississippi students only)

Scholarship Deadline: September 3, 2021

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Now Open: Hurst Review NCLEX® Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 5pm CT

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Available Scholarships

All-State Academic Team Programs

Applicants must be nominated by your college’s designated nominator and reside in one of the 39 participating states.

  • Over $41 million available
  • Receive special local recognition, including medallions, certificates and oftentimes scholarships

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All-USA Academic Team Scholarship

Open to non-members, All-USA Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community engagement.

  • 20 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $100,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Christopher A. Calhoun Transfer Scholarship

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and Phi Theta Kappa member, enrolled in an associate degree program in South Carolina with plans to enroll in a four-year college baccalaureate degree program in South Carolina for the next fall semester, eligible and apply for the All-USA Academic Team, and be nominated by the student’s college.

  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition at the All-South Carolina Academic Team event

Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship

Open to non-members, Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and/or community leadership and service.

  • 50 Gold Scholar Awards of $1,500
  • 50 Silver Scholar Awards of $1,250
  • 50 Bronze Scholar Awards of $1,000
  • Total awards of $187,500
  • Commemorative medallions

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Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed 12-36 semester hours, and be currently enrolled in an associate degree program.

  • 200 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • 25 scholarships earmarked for military
  • 7 Global Leaders of Promise Scholars awarded
  • Total awards of $207,000

View Coca-Cola’s Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholarship

Applicants must be eligible and apply for the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship and enrolled in an associate degree program in Texas.

  • One $1,500 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition as a Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar

GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be enrolled in an associate degree program following the fall term, and have held a significant leadership position.

  • 2 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $2,000

View Geico’s Associate Degree Scholarship

GEICO Pathway to Completion Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, must enroll at least part-time in a baccalaureate degree program in the next fall term, and have held a significant leadership position.

  • 2 scholarships of $1,500 each
  • Total awards of $3,000

View Geico Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship

Guistwhite Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding Phi Theta Kappa participation. 

  • 15 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Get2College Corps Scholarship

Applicants must be 18 years old and a Phi Theta Kappa member, currently enrolled in any Mississippi community college, able to work at least 10 hours a week throughout a 10-week term, and able to commit to the program in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 while enrolled at the community college.

  • Up to 21 awards of $5,000
  • Recognition as a Get2College Corps Member

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Hites Transfer Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring full-time to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. 

  • 10 scholarships of $7,500 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions

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Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be enrolled in a nursing
degree program.

  • 25 scholarships of $250 each for the NCLEX® exam fee
  • Free subscription to the premier Hurst NCLEX® Review for scholarship recipients
  • Total awards of $13,750

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New Century Pathway Scholarship

Open to non-members, New Century Pathway Scholarship applicants must be a top-scoring student from one the 50 United States, Canada or other sovereign nations where at least one Phi Theta Kappa Chapter resides and be nominated by their college’s designated nominator.

  • 52 scholarships for Transfer Pathway
  • 52 scholarships for Workforce Pathway

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Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must graduate within 18 months from the time of application.

  • 15 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $15,000

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Pacific Region Transfer Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be currently enrolled at a two-year college in the Pacific Region, transferring to a senior institution in the Pacific Region in the next fall semester, and be eligible for the Guistwhite or Hites Scholarships.

  • Up to two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually
  • Recognition at the Pacific Regional Convention

Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management, or Homeland Security. 

  • One $1,000 scholarship

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Ronny J. Coleman Fire and Emergency Services Leader of the Future Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors:  Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire & Emergency Services Administration, Community Risk Reduction, Fire Engineering, Fire Prevention, or Public Safety Education.

  • One $1,000 scholarship

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StudyBuddy TEAS Prep Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be enrolled in a pre-nursing, nursing, or allied health degree program. Students in medical assistant and certified nursing assistant programs are eligible as well.

  • 35 students will receive a 100% discount for the TEAS prep course materials on StudyBuddy.live for a duration of up to 10 weeks.
  • 20 students will receive a 100% discount for any other course excluding the TEAS prep course for up to 10 weeks; discount codes cannot be combined.
  • Discounts are valued at $300 each, totaling $16,500.

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TEK Productions Scholarship

Applicants must be Phi Theta Kappa members with a minimum 3.5 GPA and majoring in Production, Event Management, Theater, Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Video Editing, or Stage Management.

  • One $500 scholarship

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Tennessee Valley Authority Scholarship

Applicants must be eligible and nominated for the All-USA Academic Team program, enrolled in an associate degree program in Mississippi, and be pursuing a major in the STEM field.

  • Two $2,250 scholarships awarded annually
  • Recognition at the All-Mississippi Academic Team event

Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members as well as non-members; applicants must be enrolled in an Allied Health or Pharmacy Technician Program and intend to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

  • 50 scholarships of $250 each for the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fee
  • Total awards of $12,500

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