Transfer Student Scholarships

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Supporting our transfer students

We welcome transfer students with open arms, and we’re invested in helping you have a fulfilling college life. To support all undergraduate students, including on-campus transfer students, we offer grants and scholarships designed to make your Hamline experience even better. From Transfer Achievement Awards providing as much as $27,000 to a wide range of other scholarships, we try to make sure that incoming transfer students are rewarded for their achievements.

Here’s a look at scholarships for Hamline transfer students:

  • Merit-based academic scholarships
  • Heritage and first-generation college student scholarships
  • Talent scholarships
  • United Methodist scholarships and loans

Transfer student academic scholarships and Hamline awards

The following scholarships are awarded to transfer students based on their admission materials; no separate application is required.

Scholarship  Award amounts
Transfer Achievement Awards Up to $27,000 awarded to transfers with at least a 2.5 GPA from their transfer school(s). Students must have completed at least 24 semester credits (or the equivalent).

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$3,000 for students who have demonstrated excellence in both the college classroom and their association with their community or junior college PTK chapter.
Hamline Heritage Award $2,000 for children, grandchildren, and siblings of Hamline graduates, and those families who will have two or more students concurrently enrolled in the undergraduate program.
Hamline Firsts Award $3,000 for first-generation college students (students whose parents have not earned a degree from a 4-year college or university).



Additional scholarships available to transfer students

You can also apply for additional scholarships that range from $1,500 to $5,000. These scholarships require a separate application and additional materials from the admission process. Outside scholarships can provide even more support for funding your education.

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Talent scholarships

These department scholarships award up to $5,000 for students with an aptitude in art, business, digital media arts, music, science, theatre, or writing.

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United Methodist awards

If you’re an active member of the United Methodist Church, you’ll want to learn more about our matching scholarship program, clergy grant, and other awards.

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Outside scholarships

We keep a growing list of outside scholarships that help all kinds of students. See what’s available for on-campus transfer students and plan ahead to make the most of these resources.