Transfer Scholarships

Experience the Difference of a successful and affordable transfer to Slippery Rock University!

Not only do we offer the most flexibility in transferring college credits so your courses aren't lost in the transition, but we also recognize academic accomplishments with scholarships to make your decision to attend as easy as possible.

Transfer Admissions awards non-renewable merit scholarships to qualified transfer students for the Fall term, when funding is available. Eligible candidates are identified through the admissions application process; no additional application is needed to apply. 

To be considered for these awards, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better as of the last semester completed
  • The last completed semester must have been as full-time status (at least 12 credits)
  • Full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) at SRU for the first semester in attendance
  • Must complete/update a current year FAFSA which can be done at

Students in their first semester will be evaluated after final grades have been received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  All transfer students will be considered for the merit scholarship awards; financial need will be reviewed for all students meeting merit criteria.  All new transfer students should file the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure the best eligibility.

Meeting scholarship qualifications does not guarantee an award.  Awards are made only while funds are available.  Students will be notified by letter from the Office of Financial Aid when receiving a transfer scholarship.

Apply for admission early to receive fullest consideration.  Scholarships will be awarded until the funds have been depleted. As funds become limited, we reserve the right to alter how and when awards are made.  Questions about scholarships can be directed to Undergraduate Admissions at  Learn more about your successful and affordable transfer today!

Other Transfer Scholarships

Art Department Scholarships

Incoming transfer students will need to provide a portfolio for consideration.  Complete the SRU Art Scholarship Application by January 17th for the highest consideration which will include the portfolio.  The final deadline is April 30th. Students will be asked to attach a PDF including one page describing academic and art goals which should include accomplishments, activities and exhibitions which involve the arts; and a portfolio of the six best art works in any medium.  For further information, contact the Art Department directly at 724.738.4289.  The Transfer Scholarship Application is closed.

Math Department Scholarships

Transfer students will automatically be considered based upon their admission application.  Students selected will be notified by the Math Department.  For further information, please contact Dr. Richard Marchand at

Beck Family and Kevin Currie Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for students transferring from Butler County Community College in Butler, PA. Student must have a minimum of 30 transfer credits, and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to applicants with financial need. This scholarship will be awarded by the Office of Admissions (transfer admissions). The application will open on October 27th and the deadline to apply is March 15th. The Beck and Currie Scholarship Application is currently closed.