Office of Admissions Scholarships for Transfer Students

Iowa State University offers special scholarship awards to transfer students. These awards are provided to qualified students who are offered admission by March 1. Awards may also be made after this date, contingent on the availability of funds.

Award Combinations: Nonresident students may receive the Return to Iowa-Generations and Transfer Achievement Award.

Important: While these awards may be offered on preliminary information, all awards are contingent upon receipt of your official, final college transcript(s) verifying all requirements have been met. If your final transcript(s) show all requirements have not been fulfilled, your award will be withdrawn. A student who has attempted college coursework after the summer immediately following high school graduation is considered a transfer student, and, therefore, is eligible for transfer scholarships. Additionally, a student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify.

Iowa State Community College Transfer Scholarship: $500-2,000 (varies based on financial need)

The Iowa State Community College Transfer Scholarship gives preference to transfer residents who are offered admission to Iowa State for the fall semester only and who have completed 45 transferable academic semester college credits with at least a 3.00 cumulative academic grade point average. (Remedial or career/technical credit does not contribute to the academic GPA).

Requirements
Credits Complete 45 transferable semester credits at an Iowa community college
Academic GPA Attain at least a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale
Enrollment Enroll full-time at Iowa State immediately following a two-year Iowa community college
Financial Need Submit FAFSA by December 1
Application Deadline Submit FinAidScholar application by March 1

Nonresident Scholarships

Return to Iowa-Generations Scholarship: $4,500

$1,500 per year for 3 years*

The Return to Iowa-Generations Scholarship is awarded to students who have been offered admission to Iowa State as a transfer student for the fall or spring semesters and who are nonresident children or grandchildren of Iowa State graduates. A graduate is defined as any person who has been awarded a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from Iowa State.

The Generations Scholarship requires an application! In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must provide information so the graduation of the parent, step-parent, legal guardian, or grandparent may be verified. The Generations scholarship is worth $4,500 ($1,500 per year for up to 3 years) and can be combined with the Transfer Achievement Award and the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. Applications are due March 1.

Transfer Achievement Award (TAA): $10,500

$3,500 per year for 3 years*

The Transfer Achievement Award is automatically awarded to all nonresidents who have been offered admission to Iowa State for the fall or spring semester and who have completed 30 transferable academic college semester credits with at least a 3.25 transferable academic grade point average. (Remedial or career/technical credit does not contribute to the academic GPA.)

Requirements
Credits Complete a minimum of 30 transferable academic semester credits
Academic GPA Achieve a 3.25 transfer GPA or better on a 4.00 scale
Enrollment Enroll full-time at Iowa State immediately following a previous higher education institution
Application Deadline Preference is given to students who apply by March 1

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Award Combinations: Students may not receive more than one Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship listed below. However, students receiving a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship may also receive the resident or nonresident scholarship(s).

PTK Scholarship (Base Scholarship): $2,000

$1,000 per year for 2 years**

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship is awarded only in the fall to the first 50 PTK scholarship applicants who are offered admission to Iowa State University as a transfer student and who have successfully completed the outlined requirements.

Requirements
Membership Must be a current member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Credits Complete 45 transferable semester hours at a community college
Academic GPA Attain a 3.50 transferable GPA on a 4.00 scale
Enrollment Enroll full-time at Iowa State immediately following a two-year community college
Application Deadline Submit FinAidScholar application by March 1 and be one of the first 50 applicants

PTK All-State Academic Team Award: $4,000

$2,000 per year for 2 years**

The PTK All-State Academic Team Award is awarded in the fall or spring to the first 20 applicants who are offered admission to Iowa State University as a transfer student and who have successfully completed the outlined requirements.

Requirements
Membership Must be named to the current year’s All-State Academic Team by PTK organization
Enrollment Enroll full-time at Iowa State immediately following a two-year community college

PTK All-USA Academic Team Award: Award Equals the Value of In-State Tuition

In-state tuition for up to 2 years**

The PTK All-USA Academic Team Award is awarded in the fall or spring to the first 5 applicants who are offered admission to Iowa State University as a transfer student and who have successfully completed the outlined requirements.

Requirements
Membership Must be named to the current year's All-USA Academic Team or the Coca-Cola All-State Team by PTK
Enrollment Enroll full-time at Iowa State immediately following a two-year community college


* To renew this award, the student must remain continuously enrolled at Iowa State University on a full-time basis as an out-of-state resident in good academic standing with a minimum of 12 credits per semester, be assessed nonresident tuition, and maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average. This award is not available for the summer term.

** To renew this award, the student must remain continuously enrolled at Iowa State University on a full-time basis and in good academic standing with a minimum of 12 credits per semester and main¬tain a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average. These awards are not available for the summer term.