*Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are for students who will graduate from Bristol in June or August 2019 and plan to attend a four-year institution full-time during the day in the fall of 2019. 

UMASS Amherst Transfer Merit Scholarships 

For more information on any of UMASS Amherst's Scholarship offerings click here 

Community Scholarship and Award

The Community Scholarship and Award is offered to in-state applicants who are low income and/or who are first generation college attendees. The scholarship committee takes into consideration a student's academic record and level of academic challenge; however, the review also includes factors such as school activities, community service, and work experience. This scholarship or award may be combined with a tuition credit.

  • Award application: None required
  • Notification: Admissions Office will notify recipients at the time of acceptance
  • Renewal requirement: maintain the minimum requirements of satisfactory academic progress (see the Academic Regulations published by the University Registrar)
  • Renewable up to an aggregate total of four years (eight semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment


Flagship Award

The Flagship Award is offered to in-state applicants who are low income and/or who are first generation college attendees. The scholarship committee takes into consideration a student's academic record and level of academic challenge; however, the review also includes factors such as school activities, community service, and work experience. This scholarship or award may be combined with a tuition credit.

  • Award application: None required
  • Notification: Admissions Office will notify recipients at the time of acceptance
  • Renewal requirement: maintain the minimum requirements of satisfactory academic progress (see the Academic Regulations published by the University Registrar)
  • Renewable up to an aggregate total of four years (eight semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment


Honors-to-Honors Scholarship

The Honors-to-Honors Scholarship is for Massachusetts community college honors students entering the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College. Students must be in an approved MassTransfer program and are encouraged to complete their community college honors program. Students who do not complete their honors program and who have a 3.5 GPA for each semester completed (two or more semesters), who are in approved MassTransfer programs, and who meet all other UMass Amherst transfer admissions criteria will also be considered. To receive the award students must accept the invitation to be in Commonwealth Honors College. This scholarship may be combined with a tuition credit.

The award is for residents of Massachusetts who are low-income or first-generation students. The award amount is $6,000 per year for two consecutive years (or four semesters). Recipients will be selected by a scholarship committee made up of faculty and staff from Academic Affairs and Commonwealth Honors College. The scholarship committee takes into consideration a student's academic record and level of academic challenge; however, the review also includes factors such as school activities, community service, field of study, and work experience.

  • Award application: The application is optional, but encouraged. Contact the Admissions Office for an application form.
  • Notification: Admissions Office will notify recipients at the time of acceptance
  • Renewal requirement: maintain the minimum requirements of satisfactory academic progress (see the Academic Regulations published by the University Registrar)
  • Renewable up to an aggregate total of two years (four semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment


Salve Regina University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Salve Regina in Rhode Island is the latest four-year school to offer a transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members and it's a big one: $23,000 per year for residential students and $19,500 for commuter students!  

Next Step to Emerson Transfer Scholarship

For students entering the College in Fall 2019, the amount of the Next Step Emerson Scholarship is $25,000 annually. Students must plan to earn an associate's degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 from one of the participating community colleges listed below by the time they matriculate at Emerson. This scholarship is limited to fall term enrollment and students must have a complete transfer application by March 15. Students who meet these qualifications will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Eligible students must plan to enroll full-time at Emerson College and complete their degree in five or fewer semesters. While enrolled at Emerson, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to continue to receive this scholarship.

Emerson College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

To be considered eligible to apply for this $5,000 award, students must earn an associate’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 from an accredited community college and be an official member in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa. The PTK scholarship is limited to fall term enrollment and students must have a complete transfer application submitted by March 15.

Students who apply for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship must plan to enroll full-time at Emerson College and complete their degree in five or fewer semesters. While enrolled at Emerson, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to continue to receive this scholarship. 

Roger Williams University Scholarships

Roger Williams University is deeply committed to community college students that want to obtain their bachelor’s degree. Transfer scholarships range from $7,500-10,500.  Applicants with cumulative GPAs starting at 2.75 will be considered for a scholarship. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 to retain scholarship eligibility and  enroll as full-time day students to be eligible. For more information please contact Mary Bubar at mbubar@rwu.edu.

Guaranteed Scholarships from Bryant University

Bryant University has expanded their scholarship support to outstanding Bristol transfer students. They will guarantee three $18,000 academic scholarships to students enrolled full time in the following Bristol programs:

  • One scholarship to a student in the Presidential Scholars Program.
  • Two scholarships to students enrolled in the Communication Transfer Program, Business Administration Transfer Program or the Computer Information Systems Transfer Program.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Acceptance to Bryant University as a full-time student.
  • Completion of an Associate’s degree in one of the three Bryant University articulation agreement programs.
  • Recent graduate from Bristol with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student while at Bristol.
    *There is no scholarship application. Winners will be selected from eligible applicants to Bryant University.

Rhode Island College Transfer Scholar Awards

These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 and are based on academic achievement as well as financial need.  To be considered, an entering transfer student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 as determined by the college Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of acceptance.  Eligibility is determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, using information from the FAFSA.  Awards may be renewed for up to three years of study based on need and maintenance of a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Continuous, full-time enrollment is required.

Clark University Transfer Merit Scholarships

Top consideration for Clark’s merit scholarships goes to admitted students who have excelled in secondary school and college and whose academic achievement and personal qualities indicate they will perform at the highest level when they enroll at the University.

Keep in mind that:

  • Decisions about which scholarship, if any, you will receive will be based on your academic qualifications (those indicated on your application for admission), not on your family’s financial need.
  • If you are awarded a merit scholarship, you will be notified when you receive your admissions decision.
  • If you receive a scholarship, but your financial need is greater than the amount of your scholarship, you may be eligible for additional assistance through a combination of grants, loans and work-study. Read more about need-based financial aid.
  • To be considered, you must be transferring to Clark from any two- or four-year institution.
  • If you have not completed a full year of college credit, your high school record also will be considered.
  • You must have submitted your Clark admission application with all supporting credentials by the transfer application deadline.

Clark University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, Community College Scholarship  

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies recognizes the investment made by students in partner institutions through the Community College Scholarship. New, incoming students with an earned associate degree from one of these partner community colleges may be eligible for a scholarship up to $5,000. Students who meet the scholarship criteria will be automatically considered for the Community College Scholarship. Criteria considered when deciding on scholarship awards include academic ability, fit to the academic program, and financial need. For more information click here 

University of Maine

For Massachusetts residents, scholarship amounts range from $15,083 to $3,700.  Check out UMaine's updated transfer scholarship information on UMaine's Scholarship Web Page to learn more.

It's easy for students to apply using UMaine's mobile-friendly application, there is no application fee for transfer students and no additional scholarship application is needed.

We even have an Online Scholarship for MA students wishing to enroll full-time in one of UMaine’s three online degree programs:

  • Political Science
  • Survey Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of University Studies (a flexible degree completion program)

Please feel free to contact us in the UMaine Admission Office if you have any questions about the transfer admission process at UMaine.

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