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Transfer Academic Performance Scholarship

Wright State University's transfer scholarship programs are merit-based and designed to recognize academically outstanding transfer students seeking their first bachelor's degree. No scholarship application is needed; simply apply for admission and submit your final transcript reflecting your earned associate degree. View the scholarship descriptions below for more details.

Scholarship Descriptions

Scholarships are awarded on an "as funds are available" basis.

Award Amount
$2,500
Eligibility Criteria

3.5 cumulative GPA or higher; graduate with associate degree from state-assisted two-year college; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from two-year college.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply

1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from a two-year college.
4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Eligible students will be awarded and notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Award Amount
$2,000
Eligibility Criteria

3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA; graduate with associate degree from state-assisted two-year college; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from two-year college.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply

1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from a two-year college.
4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Eligible students will be awarded and notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Award Amount
$500
Eligibility Criteria

No minimum GPA; any undergraduate student transferring to Wright State University with the intention to start Fall Semester. Students beginning in the Spring Semester are eligible for $250. This scholarship is prorated based on enrollment status. It cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Renewable?
No
How to Apply
  1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
  3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after transferring from another college or university.
  4. Submit your college transcripts that reflect your previous college or university academic credit.
  5. Eligible students will be notified by letter via U.S. mail.
Additional Information

The Transfer First Step Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional aid from Wright State, including grants and other scholarships.

Award Amount
$1,000
Eligibility Criteria

3.0 cumulative GPA; completed the partnership program and graduated with an associate degree from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State College, Edison State Community College, Sinclair College or Southern State Community College; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply
  1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
  3. Plan to enroll at least part-time student at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State College, Edison State Community College, Sinclair College or Southern State Community College.
  4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
  5. Eligible students will be notified by letter via U.S. mail.

For additional information on renewal stipulations and special circumstances or any renewable scholarship, please visit our Wright State University Scholarship Policy page.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Transfer students can submit ONE online scholarship application to apply for multiple scholarships funded by both the Wright State Foundation and the University. Applicants are considered for each competitive scholarship based on the eligibility criteria listed in the descriptions. To see what you may qualify for, use our scholarship search

The deadline to apply for the 2022–23 academic year was February 1, 2022. Missed the deadline? Mark your calendar to apply for the 2023-24 academic year. The application will be available again in Fall 2022.

How to Apply

Transfer students can access the online scholarship application via the Admissions Portal.

  1. Log into your Admissions Portal
  2. Under Next Steps, select Complete Online Scholarship Application
  3. Select Start Application

Once you have submitted your application you will NOT be able to access it to make changes. However, you will be able to monitor the return of your Recommendation Form and make changes to your reference after the application has been submitted. Reference information can only be updated if one is listed at the time the application is submitted. Once in your application, click on the “blue button” titled Recommendations.

Application Tips

  1. You must apply for admission and be admitted to Wright State University to access the scholarship application. Transfer students will access the application via the Admissions Portal. If you have forgotten or don’t know the password that is used with your Campus Username (w000abc), please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or toll-free at 1-888-775-4827.
     
  2. Make a list of all of your extra-curricular activities, volunteer experience, community service, memberships, awards, honors, etc. etc.
     
  3. An essay is needed for all scholarships. Your essay will set you apart from the other applicants. Take your time, edit, review and edit again! Write your essay in Word, then copy and paste into the application. The essay should: explain your educational goals, professional goals, career aspirations, commitment to community service, and also tell us how a scholarship award will make a difference in your personal and financial circumstances.  The minimum length for the essay is 300 words and a maximum length is 600 words.
     
  4. Recommendation Forms (letters of recommendation) are not required for ALL scholarships, but are suggested to help set you apart from other applicants. Select a previous or current faculty member who can provide information about your unique qualities and/or exceptional academic abilities. Contact your intended reference prior to listing him/her. Be sure to collect their email address since they will receive a request by email to complete your online recommendation form from notify@ngwebsolutions.com not from a Wright State University email address. Forms are due by 11:59 p.m. February 8, 2022 Eastern Standard Time (EST).
     
  5. Complete your 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1, 2021. Your completed FAFSA should be filed by February 1st to be considered for need-based scholarships. 

Second Chance Grant for Transfer and Re-admitted Students

The State of Ohio is strengthening its commitment to assisting students in attaining a degree by reducing financial barriers. The Second Chance Grant is designed specifically for Ohioans with some college credit but no bachelor's degree who "stopped out" and would like to return to complete their degree. Students who are chosen by the State to receive this grant will be awarded up to $2,000. Funds are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Student Eligibility

Students who stopped out of (withdrew from) an Ohio public university (main campus OR branch campus) or community college will be considered for the Second Chance Grant if they meet the criteria below:

  • You are re-admitted or admitted as a transfer student at Wright State University
  • Your last date of attendance was between one and five years ago
  • You plan to re-enroll on or after January 1, 2022
  • You have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree from ANY college or university
  • You were in good academic standing with no disciplinary issues when you stopped out
  • You are a current resident of the state of Ohio
  • You complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and accept any need-based state or federal grants to which you are entitled
  • You are not a recipient of any of the following Ohio scholarships: Choose Ohio First, Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund, War Orphans and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Scholarship Program, Ohio National Guard Scholarship

How to apply

Apply for admission and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin the application process. Wright State University will automatically submit students who meet the criteria above to the State of Ohio for review.