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Transfer Students

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*Visit the Policies & Guidelines page for important information about these opportunities

Transfer Student Scholarships*

Scholarship Name

Annual Award

Qualifying College GPA

Colonel Plus
Maroon Plus
  1. Students must have earned a minimum of 24 college credits
  2. Must maintain and EKU GPA of 3.0+ and be enrolled full-time to retain award
  3. Maximum award is for three (3) academic years (Fall & Spring)
  4. Students enrolled in 100% online programs are not eligible for transfer scholarships
  5. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for the transfer scholarship
  6. Only in-state students are eligible for transfer scholarships.

After being accepted into EKU, you will automatically be considered for our merit scholarships. No additional application is required.

All out of state transfer students from any U.S. state benefit from a $4,612 discount. If an international student transfers to EKU from another college/university in the United States and has earned 24 hours or more they would also be eligible for the out of state tuition discount. 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Please note the scholarships listed below require separate applications and may have different deadlines.  Click on the links below for more information.

IMPORTANT Policies & Guidelines Information

- Transfer student scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those transfers earning at least 24 hours after high school graduation.   Awards are made based on the cumulative GPA at the time of admission to EKU. 

- Scholarship recipients are required to enroll and complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester while maintaining a 3.0 EKU cumulative GPA. 

- Students enrolled in a 100% online degree program are not eligible for transfer scholarships.

- Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for transfer scholarships.

- Students need to apply for admission to EKU to be considered for a scholarship. For more information regarding admission, please visit  

- EKU Admissions must receive (1) your Application for Admission and (2) copies of all Official Transcripts by these deadlines. Students must make transcript requests from previous institutions at least 2 weeks in advance of these deadlines. 

     April 15 for Summer Session
     June 15 for Fall Semester
     November 15 for Spring Semester

- Qualified students will receive a scholarship award letter upon admittance to the University.

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