UAH recognizes the academic success of new transfer students by offering special two-year scholarships. No separate scholarship application is required. Students who submit an application for admission and official transcripts from all previously attended colleges are automatically eligible for consideration.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students must be seeking their first bachelor’s degree, must not have previously attended UAH or any other four-year institution, and must maintain full-time enrollment at UAH to be eligible for consideration.

2024-2025 Transfer Scholarships

  Transfer Merit Scholarship Super Scholar Transfer Scholarship
Minimum GPA 3 3.5
Transferable College Credit at least 48 credit hours at least 48 credit hours
Amount Awarded Annually for 2 years $1,500 $3,000

If your GPA increases once we receive your final transcript and it puts you in a higher scholarship bracket, we will automatically upgrade your scholarship. New and upgraded scholarships will not be awarded after the official add/drop date for full term classes each semester. 

Please note that an admission term change could change your scholarship eligibility. Scholarship values are for the 2024-2025 academic year only and are subject to change without notice.

Renewal Criteria

Transfer scholarships are renewable for up to four total semesters of awards. Renewal is contingent upon meeting the following requirements.

  • Remain classified as an undergraduate student
  • Enroll full-time at UAH each consecutive fall and spring term
  • Earn a minimum 2.00 UAH GPA each semester
  • Earn a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative UAH GPA of 3.00
  • Earn a minimum of 24 combined credit hours from fall and spring of the same academic year

Note that students who first enroll in the spring semester must earn at least 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.00.

Scholarships will not be renewed if the cumulative UAH GPA falls below 2.00.

Renewal eligibility will be evaluated annually after final grades are submitted following the spring semester.

Scholarship Probation

Students who do not meet the renewal criteria will be placed on Scholarship Probation for one semester, during which they will retain their scholarships. For example, a student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 or who does not earn 24 credit hours during the year will be placed on Scholarship Probation.  Students will be contacted about additional mandatory terms (e.g., in-person advising meetings, written plan for success, and academic recovery sessions) required to maintain their scholarships and be provided the opportunity to return to good standing, which means a cumulative UAH GPA of 3.00 and at least 12 earned credit hours in the probationary semester.  Failure to return to good standing will result in loss of Transfer Student Scholarships.

Competitive Scholarships

UAH's Competitive Scholarships are available to transfer students as well as current students. They are funded by individual or corporate endowments, and their disbursement is overseen by the Scholarship Division of the Office of Financial Aid. For more information or questions about any of UAH’s Competitive Scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly.

Important Competitive Scholarship Dates

August 1 Competitive scholarships application available
December 15

Deadline for priority consideration of competitive scholarships (student must be admitted).

January-April Competitive scholarship application review


Once a Competitive Scholarship application has been submitted, changes can only be made by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.

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