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Transfer Scholarships Available

Virginia's Two-Year College Transfer Grant

The new Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program makes it easier for eligible NOVA students to pay for completing a bachelor's degree. Students who enter NOVA as first-time freshmen in Fall 2007 or later may receive up to $1000 per year when they transfer to a four-year public or private non-profit college or university in Virginia. View the Transfer Grant Fact Sheet.

Community and Junior College and Academic Team

Scholarships are competitive and are based on merit.  Students must be nominated by the institution they are attending. Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa. American Association of Community Colleges and USA Today. For further information check with your campus Financial Aid Information Service. Cash awards up to $2,500. Applications available in early October.

GMU School of Management Scholarship

The Dean's Admit Program is a new program that began in fall 2005. Students admitted to the School of Management under the Dean’s Admit Program are granted B.S. status immediately upon acceptance into George Mason University.

Marymount University and Virginia Commonwealth University

Offers scholarships to transfer students.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Leo A. Padis Engineering Scholarship for Virginia Community College Transfer Students. Merit-based $1,000.

Virginia Transfer Grants

Full tuition to black students transferring to traditionally white public four-year colleges, and to white students transferring to Virginia’s two traditionally black public institutions. Apply to Admissions Director of Senior Institution.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program

A renewable grant up to $1500 available to Virginia residents who satisfy domiciliary requirements and attend one of the participation independent colleges or universities in Virginia. The grant is not based on income. Application required by July 31. Application available from participating institutions.

Note: Other colleges and universities offer academic scholarships to transfer students. Be sure to check with the financial aid office at any school, which you are considering.