Transfer Scholarships

Loyola University Chicago offers a variety of scholarships for transfer students.

Transfer scholarship are awarded to academically-qualified undergraduate transfer applicants. Qualified students must be enrolling in a full-time degree seeking program and must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree

You are automatically considered for Loyola-based merit scholarships as soon as you submit your admission application. These scholarships are awarded to academically qualified students based on information provided in the admission application process, without regard to financial need.

To be considered for scholarships, applicants must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours of transferable college coursework by the time of admission, and they must submit all application materials by the priority application deadline. Courses in progress and AP credit will not be considered.

Fall 2015 award amounts for new incoming transfer students are as follows:

  • The Transfer Presidential Scholarship is $13,000 per year
  • The Transfer Academic Scholarship is $12,000 per year
  • The Transfer Dean's Scholarship is $9,000 per year
  • The Transfer Rambler Scholarship is $7,000
  • The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is $1,500 per year

To be considered for the Phi Theta Kappa(PTK) Scholarship, applicants must have completed 45 transferrable college credits at time of acceptance at a two-year institution. Students with previous enrollment at four-year institutions are not eligible for PTK scholarship. Proof of PTK membership must be submitted with application materials.

Transfer scholarships are renewable for up to three years provided the student maintains the required GPA and full-time status.

Outside Scholarships

Loyola maintains a list of outside scholarship resources, but students should also take the initiative to search for outside scholarships on their own.

For more information on other scholarships for transfer students and financial aid, visit the Financial Aid Office Website.


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