Transfer Scholarships

A scholarship application is required for all transfer student scholarships.

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All Office of Undergraduate Admissions scholarships are limited in number, competitive, and are awarded annually on a rolling basis early in the scholarship cycle to admitted transfer students. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship. Applicants must meet minimum requirements to be considered for each award. Admissions transfer scholarships are not stackable, meaning a student cannot be awarded more than one of the scholarships. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadlines:

TERM DATE
Summer April 1
Fall April 1
Spring November 1


Awardees will be determined once the application deadline has passed.

Honors/Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$2,500 per year for incoming junior transfers with minimum 3.5 GPA. Eligible students are graduates of the Honors Program or member in the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at a Florida College System institution. A letter of recommendation from an Honors or PTK advisor is required. The scholarship is renewable for up to five semesters.

Depan International Scholasrhip

$2,000 awarded annually for up to 4 semesters for a transfer student on a student or scholar visa. Eligibility criteria include: outstanding academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher), English proficiency, and evidence of community service.

 

The following Undergraduate Admissions scholarships require a FAFSA to be on file with the Financial Aid department in addition to a scholarship application, as demonstrating financial need is an eligibility requirement. This award cannot be combined with any other merit-based Admissions scholarship.

LINK Scholarship

Limited awards of $2,000 per year to LINK participants. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Renewable for up to two years while a full-time student at FAU. A scholarship application is not required for this award, however, students must be registered in the LINK Transfer Success Program, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and meet with their LINK Advisor at least two times prior to transferring for consideration. Applicants will also need to submit an essay of no more than 300 words, stating how you plan to make a difference in your career field with your FAU degree. Essay should be uploaded with your Transfer Scholarship Application.

Discover more about the LINK Program here.

NSF LEARNTM Program

Awards $500 in the fall semester once accepted into the program and $1,500 in the spring once research is secured, available for undergraduate transfer students with a declared major in the following colleges: College of Science or College of Engineering and Computer Science. Eligibility criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.0, transfer from another institution, previously awarded an A.A or A.S degree, and submission of the program application. The scholarship is nonrenewable. The application is located at learn.fau.edu. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry.

Additional Scholarships

Additional scholarships are available through the FAU Alumni Association, FAU’s Office of Financial Aid, and through individual academic colleges.

TheDream.US Scholarship

TheDream.US, is a nationwide scholarship program for undergraduates that have DACA, TPS status or came to the U.S. before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria (DREAMers). 

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access program for DREAMers and is a renewable scholarship providing recipients a maximum of $16,500 for an associate's degree and $33,000 for a bachelor's degree. Transfer partners include Broward College, Palm Beach State College, and Miami Dade College.

  • Application opens November 1, 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Application closes February 28, 2022. 

Please visit www.TheDream.US  for information on specific requirements and how to apply. 

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Florida law provides for FAU to waive the out-of-state fee for all students, including undocumented students, who demonstrate they:

  • Attended a high school in the state of Florida for 3 consecutive years; and
  • Graduated from a Florida high school immediately after those 3 years of consecutive attendance; and
  • Applied for enrollment in a state university, Florida College System institution, or Florida career center or charter technical career center in Florida within 24 months after high school graduation.

The waiver is only available for up to 110% of the required credits hours of an undergraduate degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled. This waiver cannot be applied to non-degree work or graduate degrees. The approval of this waiver does not grant eligibility for financial aid, scholarships or loans from the University, the state, or the federal government, as defined in the Florida Statutes. Chapter 2014-62, Section 5, 1009.26 Fee Waivers.

Additionally, receipt of this out-of-state fee waiver does NOT constitute classification as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. Students who receive this waiver remain classified as non-Florida residents for tuition purposes and are NOT eligible for state financial aid, including Bright Futures.

Please note: DACA/TPS/Undocumented students without a legal status are not eligible for Federal, State or Institutional Funding.

 

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
scholarship@fau.edu

 

Helpful Websites:

International Student Scholarship Opportunities

Student Financial Aid

FAU Financial Aid - Other Scholarships

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