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. Merit-based 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 a transfer scholarship, a student must have a minimum of 20 college-level credits completed when they submit a transfer application, and have all the application materials submitted by the priority application deadline. In-progress coursework and AP credit does not count towards the 20 college-level credits minimum required for transfer scholarship consideration.

The scholarships for new incoming transfer students entering Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are as follows:

  • The Transfer Presidential Award - $17,000 per year
  • The Transfer Trustee Award - $16,000 per year
  • The Transfer Academic Award - $15,000 per year
  • The Transfer Dean's Award - $12,000 per year
  • The Transfer Rambler Award - $9,000 per year
  • The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award - $1,500 per year

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

To be eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award, a student must be transferring from a two-year college having earned a minimum of 45 college-level credits and a 3.0 cumulative, and must show proof of membership in the PTK Honors Society by uploading a copy of their membership certificate to their transfer admission application.

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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Scholarship Stories: Nicole

"The scholarship [recognizes] a hardworking student passionate about law and issues in the profession. I want to live that out every day." - Nicole Grabianowski, JD '15, Loyola School of Law