Transfer Student Scholarships

The application for admission also serves as the application for transfer student scholarships. To be considered for transfer scholarships (with the exception of the Non-Resident Scholarship) for the 2018-19 academic year, students must be admitted by April 1, 2018, and have a cumulative transfer GPA from all prior institutions attended of 3.0 or above. Please read on to learn more about transfer student scholarship opportunities at UNK.

Transfer Regents Scholarship: This scholarship, which applies to both fall and spring term, pays full tuition for up to 90 credit hours or until graduation with first bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. Four Transfer Regents Scholarships are awarded annually to transfer students from Nebraska community colleges. Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, and a minimum of 45 completed hours from their community college. Renewal requires completion of 24 credit hours each academic year and a cumulative UNK GPA of 3.25 or better. Selection will be based on review of the student’s transcripts.

Transfer Student Scholarship: This scholarship is a tuition waiver of up to $2000 annually for two years (four semesters- fall and spring of each academic year). This scholarship can be awarded to a transfer student from any institution who has been admitted by April 1 with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better. Selection is based on review of the student’s transcripts. Renewal requires completion of 24 credit hours each academic year and a cumulative UNK GPA of 3.0 or better.

Non-Resident Scholarship: This scholarship pays the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for eligible students. Admitted transfer students with a cumulative transfer GPA from all prior institutions of 3.0 or better are eligible for this scholarship. Students transferring to UNK for the 2018-19 academic year must be admitted by August 1, 2018. Students transferring to UNK for the Spring 2018 semester must be admitted by December 1, 2017. The scholarship applies to each fall and spring term, is renewable for up to four semesters or until graduation, and requires the completion of 24 credit hours each year with a minimum cumulative UNK GPA of 3.0. 

Pepsi Phi Theta Kappa Student Scholarship: This scholarship is for $2000 annually for two years (four semesters -fall and spring of each academic year). Undergraduate transfer students who are fully admitted by April 1, have a minimum transfer grade point average of 3.0, who transfer from a Nebraska community college, and who are members of Phi Theta Kappa honorary are eligible. Students must also fill out the online Pepsi Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application by April 1. Students selected for this scholarship must be full-time students demonstrating a commitment to service-learning, and will be required to continue that commitment for renewal of this scholarship while attending UNK.  The Pepsi Phi Theta Kappa Student Scholarship is now closed for the 2017/2018 academic year.    

For more information about the Pepsi Phi Theta Kappa Student Scholarship please contact:
Erin L. Pearson
Assistant Registrar for Transfer Systems
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Student Records & Registration-Warner Hall
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8527
Email: pearsonel@unk.edu

Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship: The Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship recognizes academically talented students from diverse backgrounds who may find it difficult to afford higher education. First consideration for this scholarship is given to current Davis-Chambers Scholars at Nebraska Community Colleges. The typical award is $2000. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2018-19 to be considered for this scholarship. Additionally, students must have at least a 3.25 GPA and have completed 45 community college credit hours at the time of submission. Click HERE to access the scholarship application.     

Second, Third, and Fourth Year Army ROTC Scholarships Available. Please click here for more information about Army ROTC Scholarships.

*For any outside scholarships for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, please use the Outside Scholarship Notification Form found in MyBLUE to notify the UNK Office of Financial Aid of scholarships you will be receiving from outside (non-UNK) organizations. The form can be under related links on the financial aid portion of MyBLUE.