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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships below are for Transfer applicants seeking admission for the upcoming Fall semester. Transfer applicants/students are defined as students who have graduated from high school, then attend an institution of higher education (other than Colorado State), and then transfer to Colorado State University from the other institution.  Students who concurrently enroll in an institution of higher education while attending high school and then enroll at Colorado State as their first institution after high school graduation are considered first-time freshmen. All University scholarships are for regular on-campus credits (CSU Online is not considered regular on-campus credits).  All scholarships are for students starting in the fall, unless noted otherwise. Scholarships are not awarded to students who start in the summer session.  Students who meet the eligibility requirements, or are selected to receive an award, will be notified via a letter to their mailing address on file; the award will also be visible on the Financial Aid Awards page of their RAMweb.

- Bernard Osher Reentry Scholarship

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship is applied for via the CSU Scholarship Application.

For more information, contact:

Adult Learner and Veteran Services
(970) 491-3977

- Griffin Foundation Scholarship

For the upcoming academic year, $20,000 ($10,000 per academic year) awarded to qualified applicants. Must have an associate degree or at least sixty academic hours from a junior or community college, be seeking to complete a baccalaureate degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and be a Colorado resident. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by ranking applicants in the following areas: Scholarship, Leadership and Service, Personal Traits, Financial Need. Applications can be downloaded from the Griffin Foundation website. Deadline is March 1.

For more information, contact:

The Griffin Foundation
303 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 482-3030

- Partnership Award for Alliance High School Transfer Students

For 2017-2018, $20,000 ($4,000 per year up to 5 years) awarded to students who graduated from an Alliance high school in spring 2007 or after. Must have enrolled in a Colorado public community/junior college after graduation from an Alliance high school, within nine months of high school graduation, prior to enrollment at CSU, and have not attended a four year college or university. The students who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and document financial need may qualify for up to the student's share of Colorado resident tuition and fees (which may be met by Commitment to Colorado). Must submit a complete application for admission by June 1.

Alliance High Schools

Adams City High School
Centauri High School
Fort Lupton High School
Hinkley High School
John Mall High School
Montezuma-Cortez High School
Pueblo Central High School
Rocky Ford High School
Sierra High School
Trinidad High School

Eligible students, who are offered an award, will need to accept their award on RAMweb (Financial Aid section).

Students involved with more than one organization will receive only one Partnership award.

- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

For 2017-2018, $12,000 ($6,000 per academic year) for non-residents and $4,000 ($2,000 per year) for residents awarded to students transferring to Colorado State University to pursue a first bachelor’s degree.

All transfer students who submit a complete application for admission by June 1 for fall and November 1 for spring and meet the criteria will be considered for the award. Applicants must have been a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) for at least one full academic term (fall or spring) prior to the semester they would attend CSU, and submit proof of membership to The Office of Admissions by June 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. No separate scholarship application required, though students need to check the PTK box on the Admissions application.

*Students cannot receive the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship with the Ram Transfer Scholarship, the Native American Legacy Award, Yellow Ribbon, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits or WUE Transfer Award.

- Ram Transfer Scholarship

For 2017-2018, $10,000 ($5,000 per academic year) for non-residents and $2,000 ($1,000 per year) for residents awarded to students transferring to Colorado State University to pursue a first bachelor’s degree. Must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. There are a limited number of scholarships available in this competitive pool. To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must submit a complete application for admission by June 1. No separate scholarship application required.

*Students cannot receive the Ram Transfer Scholarship with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Native American Legacy Award, Yellow Ribbon, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits or WUE Transfer  Award.

- Honors Transfer Scholarship

For 2017-2018, $2,000 ($1,000 per academic year) for resident and non-resident students who transfer to Colorado State University to pursue a first bachelor’s degree, who are admitted to, and participate in, the Honors Program. There are a limited number of scholarships available in this competitive pool. To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must submit a complete application for admission by June 1. The Honors Transfer Scholarship is only offered for Fall start students. For more information about the Honors Program, please visit the University Honors Program website

- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer Award

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer Award offers a select number of students a reduced tuition rate, in recognition of their academic achievement and ability to contribute to their chosen field. WUE Transfer scholars who meet selection and renewal criteria can receive this award for up to six (6) semesters or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first. For more information on the WUE Transfer Award, please visit the WUE Transfer Award website.

- Native American Legacy Award (NALA): Amounts vary

  • This award reduces non-resident tuition (for any semester), to Colorado resident base tuition plus $250/semester, for qualified non-resident transfer students who are transferring from tribal colleges, are citizens of a federally recognized tribe, and have at least 30 transferable credits.

  • It cannot be combined with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Yellow Ribbon Award, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits, or other non-resident institutional scholarships.

  • You must submit proof of tribal citizenship to receive this award.

  • All University scholarships are for regular on-campus credits.

  • Details, eligibility and application information

- Reisher Scholarship for Transfer Students: Amounts Vary

  • $4,000 – $11,000 annually for up to two years
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Be enrolled as a full-time college student with an expected graduation date of two years from the date you are first selected as a Reisher Scholar
  • Be a transfer student from a community college with junior status (54-75 transferable credits)
  • Have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Show financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st
  • Deadline varies.  Complete and submit the Reisher Scholarship Application by deadline on linked application

-Student Support Services Partnership

For 2017-2018, $12,500 ($2,500 per year) awarded to Colorado residents transferring from a Colorado two-year, or community college institution, that have successfully participated with that institutions TRIO - Student Support Services (SSS) program for one year prior to their enrollment at CSU. Students must also have completed the required ENG 121, 122 and a gtPathways mathematics course with a C- or better. Students will be required to apply for, participate in, and receive services from CSU’s Community for Excellence and the Academic Advancement Center (AAC) TRIO – Student Support Services program. SSS programs will submit documentation for each of their eligible students who have applied to CSU by March 1. Students must submit a complete application for admission by June 1 to be considered. Student must also submit a complete application for AAC participation by June 1, application can be found online at www.aac.colostate.edu.

Eligible students, who are offered an award, will need to accept their award on RAMweb (Financial Aid section).

Students may be involved with more than one organization but will receive only one Partnership Award.


The following scholarships require a separate application. See details below.

- Creative and Performing Arts Award

Award amounts vary and are awarded to students with talent in art, creative writing, dance, music, or theater. To apply, contact the department from which you wish consideration.

Art: Department of Art

G100 Visual Arts, 1770 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770

(970) 491-6774

Undergraduate students majoring in art are eligible and are automatically considered.

 

Creative Writing: Department of English

359 Eddy, 1773 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773

(970) 491-6428

Deadline: October of award year

 

Dance: Dance Program

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

(970) 491-5562

Auditions held during high school visitation days and the first week of the fall semester. Dance majors only.

 

Music: Music Program

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

(970) 491-5529

Auditions held with the faculty appropriate to instrument or vocal range. Preference given to music majors. Please contact the Music Program at the number listed above for the current schedule of Audition Days.

 

Theatre:

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

(970) 491-5562

Auditions or portfolio reviews held during high school visitation days with appropriate faculty and the first week of each semester. Theatre majors only.

- First Generation Award

For 2017-2018, $16,000 ($4,000 per year) awarded to Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need, are admitted by March 1, and demonstrate potential for academic success. Student’s parents must not have received a bachelor’s degree. Students must complete and submit the First Generation Award Application through the Center for Advising and Student Achievement website by March 1 (a separate application – not the CSUSA). Students must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the CSU Institutional Aid Application no later than March 1.


Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA)

Use the CSUSA to apply for scholarships from your academic college (your major), from Student Financial Services, and from other departments on campus. The application is available on RAMweb on December 1 and the deadline is March 1. Click here for more information on the CSUSA.