Frequently Asked Questions
What scholarships are available for transfer students?
Merit scholarships for new transfer are awarded by the Office of Admissions.
The minimum criteria is a 3.5 cumulative GPA completed on 30 or more semester hours (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses).
- Students who apply for admission will be automatically evaluated for scholarship eligibility during the admission process. Transfer scholarships are awarded after the final college transcript has been received by the Office of Admissions. To be eligible for transfer merit scholarships, the final transcript must be received no later than two weeks after the first day of classes for the semester.
- Students who have attempted 120 or more hours at all colleges attended (including accredited and non-accredited/universities) are not eligible for transfer scholarships. The number of credit hours that transfer to Winthrop is not taken into consideration for scholarship eligibility.
- Students with a previously-earned bachelor's degree, or who are classified as a readmit, or those enrolling part-time at Winthrop University, are not eligible.
- All awards are renewable if Winthrop's criteria for renewing merit scholarships are satisfied.
- Students may be awarded only one of the following academic scholarships.
Non-Traditional Student Scholarships
In an effort to encourage adult learners at Winthrop and recognize academic excellence, endowed not-traditional scholarships are awarded each year based on academic performance and community service. Support is available to freshmen, transfers, and continuing students. Freshmen, transfer and readmitted students who are admitted by May 31 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will receive an application by mail in June. Continuing students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the spring semester will also receive an application by main in June.
The Randolph-Williams Scholarship provides renewable scholarships to non-traditional students, either full or part time, who may not be eligible for other financial aid or scholarship awards.
Talent scholarships are available for transfer students who will major in music, art, dance, or theatre. Athletic scholarships may also be offered to transfer students. Visit the Financial Aid Website for additional information.
Transfer students can also be considered for Winthrop merit scholarships for continuing students after completing course work at the University.
A South Carolina resident may be eligible for the LIFE Scholarship if he or she has met the requirements for continuing student eligibility. Visit the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Website for more information.
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