Merit Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students

UMBC offers competitive merit scholarships for incoming community college transfer students. The Academic Achievement Award for Transfers (AAAT) and the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award are awarded based on academic accomplishment and timely application. Students may collect either the AAAT or the PTK award, but not both.

Eligibility Criteria

For the Academic Achievement Award for Transfers
  • Consideration begins at 3.5 minimum cumulative transfer GPA
    • Based on entire post-secondary education
    • Based upon a numerical standard and the competition of the applicant pool
  • Completion of 35 or more credits at the time of application
For the Phi Theta Kappa Award
  • Consideration begins at 3.5 minimum cumulative transfer GPA
    • Based on entire post-secondary education
    • Based upon a numerical standard and the competition of the applicant pool
  • Completion of at least 30 credits at the time of application
  • Proof of PTK membership must be included with admission application

Award Amount/Terms

  • $2,500 ($1,250 per semester) for each of two academic years of study
  • May be used for full or part-time study (award is pro-rated for part-time down to 6 credits)
  • Must maintain a 3.00 GPA

Priority Deadlines

  • March 15 for fall applicants
  • November 1 for spring applicants