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

2018 - 2019 Merit scholarships

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: $2,500

  • 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

OUt of State and International Scholarships

UMass Lowell offers a variety of scholarships to our out of state and international transfer applicants of exceptional merit.

  • Award: Scholarship amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000
  • The type and amounts of the award depends on a comprehensive evaluation of each year's applicant pool.
  • Require at least 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution for consideration
  • Renewal criteria: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 - 3.2, full-time status; maximum of eight consecutive semesters

New ENgland Regional and Proximity Scholarships

In addition to the tuition discount program, UMass Lowell offers a variety of scholarships to our first time, first year, New England Regional and Proximity eligible applicants of exceptional merit.

  • Award: Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000
  • The type and amounts of the award depends on a comprehensive evaluation of each year's applicant pool
  • Require at least 15 earned transfer credits from most recent institution for consideration
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission
  • Renewal criteria: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 - 3.2, full-time status; maximum of eight consecutive 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 (DOCE) and do not apply to DOCE courses. Students who have already received a Bachelor's Degree are not eligible. Scholarship information is subject to change depending on funding and quality of applicant pool.