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Transfer Scholarships

New upfront Scholarship Program

Southwestern offers a comprehensive program of scholarships and awards to transfer students with strong academic preparation. Please note: Your application for admission will also serve as your application for general scholarships. See specific program details for S-STEM and Fine Arts Scholarships.

General SCHOLARSHIP Deadline

Applications must be submitted by July 1 for Fall 2017 enrollment and November 15 for Spring 2018 enrollment.


Southwestern’s Finch Scholarships are awarded in the following amounts annually, depending on a recalculation of your cumulative GPA in transferrable, non-developmental coursework:

$21,000 – 3.7 to 4.0 cumulative GPA

$18,000 – 3.4 to 3.6 cumulative GPA

$15,000 – 3.0 to 3.3 cumulative GPA

$12,000 – Under a 2.9 cumulative GPA

PTK and NSCS add-on scholarship

Southwestern provides additional scholarship support for Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Collegiate Scholars membership. This scholarship is added to the general scholarship above.

$5,000 – Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Collegiate Scholars membership

Additional Opportunities


The S-STEM Scholars Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides competitive scholarships to science and math students with financial need. Candidates must rank in the top 10% of their high school class (or if high school does not rank, have the equivalent of a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale). Transfer candidates must have a 3.25 GPA. In addition, students must have a minimum math SAT score of 600 or minimum math ACT score of 26. Candidates should have completed four years of high school mathematics and three years of high school science. Candidates must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. An additional writing sample must also be submitted for consideration.

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S-STEM Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1 for Spring 2017 transfer students and May 15 for Fall 2017 transfer students.


Fine Arts Scholarships

Music, Theatre and Art: Starting at $3,000 per year

Students are eligible for awards in vocal and instrumental music, theatre and art. Awards are renewable. Auditions or portfolio reviews are required. Contact Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts at 512-863-1504 or visit our Fine Arts Scholarshippage for specific audition/portfolio dates and requirements.

Students auditioning for fine arts awards should have their application for admission complete by March 1 in order to meet fine art deadlines.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Benefits include tuition assistance, monthly housing allowance and a books and supplies stipend. Visit Southwestern’s Veterans page for qualification details.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Student must be 100% eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits. Visit Southwestern’s Veterans page for details. 

Need-Based Financial Aid

Southwestern Grants: Up to $10,000 per year

Amounts will vary based on demonstrated need. Requires FAFSA submission. Southwestern’s code is 003620.

Stafford, Perkins & PLUS Loans: Amounts Vary

Total amount based on demonstrated need. Requires FAFSA submission. 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Policies 

Scholarship GPA requirements are based on a minimum of 24 transferable credits. Sutdents transferring with less than 24 credits will be evaluated for scholarship on a combination of high school and college performance. Southwestern admission staff will recalculate a GPA when a student has attended multiple institutions. Developmental courses are excluded when factoring overall GPA. Amounts awarded based on availability of funds. A minimum GPA is required to maintain scholarships from semester to semester. You can review these requirements here. The total amount of Southwestern merit or need-based scholarships, awards, or grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

Related Content

Main Financial Aid Homepage

How To Apply for Financial Aid

Veteran Benefits/Yellow Ribbon Information

Transfer Admission Contact

Scott Sandoval

Phone: 800-252-3166