This page contains information provided by colleges, universities and other organizations that offer scholarship opportunities specifically for community college transfer students. Information will be added and updated as it becomes available. This data is subject to change and students are urged to contact the school or organization offering the scholarship opportunity for specific information. To learn about other transfer scholarships, see the "scholarships" and/or "financial aid" pages on college websites or contact the four year school admissions or financial aid office.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 45 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
- Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018.
- Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
- Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Applicants with family income up to $95,000 will be considered. However, a majority of scholarship recipients will likely be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
- Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.
For more information, please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website .
Application Deadline: Noon, October 24, 2017.
A select number of LCCC students will be chosen to participate in a six week residential program at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA June - July 2018. The selected students will receive a small stipend, room, board, and tuition for two classes taught by Bucknell University faculty. Participating students are expected to return to LCCC to complete their associate's degree in 2018-2019.
What are the eligibility requirements to apply?
•Cumulative GPA in the area of 3.5
•Completed at least 12 credits as of January 1, 2018
•Current enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College
•Low to moderate income.* (Defined as having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) below $60,000 for families, below $45,000 for married students or below $30,000 for independent students as officially determined through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
•Plan to transfer to a 4 year college or university after completing your LCCC associate's degree
•Show potential to succeed in a bachelor’s degree program at Bucknell (with the possibility of a full tuition scholarship).
The application process requires:
•A completed application form
•Two letters of recommendation, at least one from college faculty
•A completed FAFSA financial aid form identifying both LCCC and Bucknell (003238)
•Signed copies of parents’ federal income tax return. Students who are 24 years or older will be considered independent students and will be asked to submit a signed copy of the tax return.
•Copies of all high school and college transcripts
•A personal interview which will be scheduled on the LCCC campus in March 2018.
For more information:
Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018. All materials must be submitted to: Ginny Mihalik, LCCC Transfer Counselor, Advising Office, SSC 124, Schnecksville.
Through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, East Stroudsburg University is able to provide scholarship money to students planning to study science and who are transferring to ESU from a community college. For more information please see: http://www.esu.edu/students/enrollment_services/financial_aid/scholarships/clear_path.cfm.
The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers merit based scholarships for tuition, room and board, books and supplies for college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a course of study leading to a public services career that will allow them to make significant contributions to the shaping of environmental issues, tribal public policy, or tribal health care issues. For a complete listing of eligibility requirements and the application process see http://www.udall.gov/. Interested applicants should contact Ginny Mihalik, LCCC Transfer Counselor and Udall Foundation Scholarship Faculty Representative to learn how to access the online application as soon as possible. Internal Application Deadline: February, 2018.
College and University Transfer Scholarships
Cedar Crest College
Traditional transfer student scholarships
SAGE transfer student scholarships
Kappa Beta Delta
Delaware Valley University
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Lehigh Carbon Community College Scholarship: Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. International students are not eligible for this scholarship.
Moravian College - Community College Fellows Program
Up to ten fellowships from Lehigh Carbon Community College will be awarded. Fellows will receive an annual renewable Fellowship of $10,000 which also includes recognition activities, including dinner with the President once a semester and regular invitations for special events and opportunities for networking. We hope that Community College Fellows will be actively engaged in Moravian’s partnership with the local community colleges by making recruitment visits to local community colleges, writing testimonials about the transition from a community college to a four-year college, and hosting prospective transfer students when they visit campus. Candidates must have a 3.50 grade point average, and submit an essay outlining reasons for beginning a four year degree program of study at a Community College, the reasons why they feel they would be a strong candidate for the fellowship, and a description of both academic and career goals that led them to consider attending Moravian College. All candidates are required to have a personal interview with the Director of Transfer Enrollment. Information about the Community College Fellows Program at Moravian College can be found at www.moravian.edu/communitycollegefellows, or by contacting: Erika Mondok, Director of Transfer Enrollment, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 861-1320 or via email to email@example.com
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa lists over 700 scholarships available to eligible students. For more information see http://www.ptk.org/scholarships