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The following is a list of scholarships available to students who are transferring to UMass Lowell from other institutions.

UMass Lowell Transfer Scholarship

We are proud to award the UMass Lowell Transfer Scholarships, our in-state scholarship, to a select number of our most academically-qualified admitted transfer students from within the state of Massachusetts.

Award: Varies

  • In-state residency required
  • At least 24 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission
  • Award amount prorated for part-time students

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; maximum eight semesters

Provost Scholarship

UMass Lowell is proud to award the Provost Scholarship, our most prestigious out-of-state scholarship, to a small, select number of our most academically-qualified admitted transfer students from outside the state of Massachusetts.

Award Varies: $16,000

  • Out-of-state residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.25 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

Academic Council Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a select group of incoming transfer students, with out-of-state residencies, who demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement.

Award: $10,000

  • Out-of-state residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

Academic Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a select group of incoming transfer students, with out-of-state residencies, who demonstrate a high level of achievement.

Award: $7,500

  • Out-of-state residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

Regional Provost Scholarship

UMass Lowell is proud to award the Regional Provost Scholarship, our most prestigious regional/proximity scholarship, to a small select number of our most academically qualified admitted transfer students with Proximity or Regional residency status.

Award: $9,500

  • New England Regional or Proximity residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.25 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

Regional Academic Council Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a select group of incoming transfer students, with regional or proximity residencies, who demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement.

Award: $3,500

  • New England Regional or Proximity residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

International Provost Scholarship

This Provost Scholarship, UMass Lowell’s most prestigious international scholarship, is awarded to a small select number of our most academically qualified admitted transfer students from outside the United States.

Award Varies: $16,000

  • International residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.25 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

International Academic Council Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a select group of transfer students, with International residencies, who demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement.

Award: $5,000 - $10,000

  • International residency required
  • 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; full-time status; maximum eight semesters

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a limited number of transfer students who are active members in PTK.

Award: $1,000

  • In-state, out-of-state, Proximity and New England Regional Residency
  • Minimum GPA of 3.50
  • Associates Degree completed
  • PTK Membership (active)
  • Selections made by Transfer Admissions Office
  • Application not required,recipients chosen based on fund availability at the time of admission

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; full time status; maximum 4 semesters

Massachusetts Advantage Plus Program (MAPP)*

UMass Lowell proudly offers Mass. community college students who have earned an Associate’s degree in an approved program with a 3.0 or better GPA an in-state tuition credit when they transfer to UMass Lowell.

Award: A portion of In-state day school tuition, currently equivalent to $1,454 for full time students/pro-rated for part time students.

  • In-state, out-of-state, International, Proximity, or New England Regional residencies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Associate's degree from Mass. state community college
  • Mass transfer eligible major
  • Enroll only at UMass Lowell within one calendar year of graduating from Mass. community college
  • Does not cover online or continuing education courses

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; maximum four semesters

Please Note: The scholarships listed on this page are not available to students enrolled in The Division of Online and Continuing Education, or to students who have already received a Bachelor's Degree.