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Transfer Scholarships

The following merit scholarships are exclusively designed for qualifying transfer students. All require a minimum of 50 transferable hours and at least a 3.5 cumulative transferable GPA, although the more valuable scholarships require a 3.7 cumulative transferable GPA.

North Texas Community College Scholarship

This scholarship awards 10 full-tuition scholarships for up to five terms to students transferring from Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Kaufman, Navarro and Tarrant County community college districts and completing their admission application by April 1 (fall-term entrants only). This scholarship is renewable if full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA are maintained.

Requirements:

  • Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours with a minimum 3.7 transferable GPA.
  • Essay and 2-3 letters of recommendation

All application materials, including transcripts, must be received by April 1. Final transcript is due by May 15.

Selection is based on the student’s academic profile, demonstrated leadership, community involvement and unique life experiences. Candidates are selected and interviewed individually by the University Committee.

Timeline for North Texas Community College Scholarship Selection

  • April 1: Application Deadline, including essay, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular/personal resume
  • May 15: Final transcript due
  • Mid May-Early June: Committee reads files and selects interviewees
  • First or second week of June: Interviewees notified by phone of interview date and time
  • No later than mid June: Interviews held
  • Within a few days of the interviews: Recipient selection by interview Committee. Winners and non-winners notified by phone.

Honor Transfer Scholarships

Students with a at least 50 transferable credit hours and a minimum 3.7 GPA who are transferring from two- or four-year institutions in the fall or spring term are eligible for half-tuition for up to five terms. The scholarship is renewable if full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA are maintained. All students who meet the requirements and have been accepted to the University will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

Requirements:

  • Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours
  • Minimum 3.7 transferable GPA

Deadline is April 1 for fall entry or November 1 for spring entry

Transfer Merit Scholarships

Students with a 3.5 transferable GPA and at least 50 transferable credit hours transferring from a 2-or 4- year college are eligible for $1,500 per term for up to five terms. Fall- and spring-term entrants are eligible, and the scholarship is renewable if full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA are maintained. All students who meet requirements and have been accepted to the University will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

Requirements:

  • Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours
  • Minimum 3.5 transferable GPA

Deadline is April 1 for fall entry or November 1 for spring entry.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Supplemental Scholarship

The PTK scholarship is the only scholarship that requires a special application form with an advisor's signature. The application for admission serves as the scholarship application for all other scholarships.

The Phi Theta Kappa honor society awards $2,000 per year to its members transferring to SMU to be used as a supplemental scholarship to the Honor Transfer Scholarship (half-tuition) or the Transfer Merit Scholarship ($3,000). Twently awards are granted in fall; ten awards are granted in spring. The PTK scholarship is renewable for up to five terms if full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA are maintained.

Requirements:

  • Must be active member of Phi Theta Kappa for at least one year at your current two-year college and have completed at least 50 transferable credit hours with a minimum 3.5 cumulative transferable GPA.
  • Two letters of academic recommendation
  • PTK Honor Scholarship application form

Deadline is April 1 for fall entry or November 1 for spring entry.

Candidates are selected based on PTK membership, demonstrated leadership, community service and submitted materials including essay, letters of recommendation and application information.