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Transfer Scholarships

MWPHE Scholarship for Women

The Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is once again requesting applications for Student Achievement Scholarship Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievements of female students who are educated in the Massachusetts public higher education system. Since 1992, MWPHE has awarded scholarships to women who have overcome significant personal barriers to achieve academic success through our Commonwealth’s public institutions. For details and an application, click here.


Bridgewater State University Presidential Scholarship

One Full Tuition & Fees Scholarship (4 semesters)

  • G.P.A. > 3.5
  • Plan to enroll in Fall 2016
  • Day or Evening
  • Completed Associate's degree by August 2016
  • Must apply for admission to BSU
  • Must apply for financial aid at BSU
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and Mass. Resident
  • Deadline: March 11, 2016

Bridgewater State University Transitions Scholarship

Four $1000 Scholarships
  • G.P.A. > 3.0
  • Plan to enroll in Fall 2016
  • Day or Evening
  • Completed Associate's degree by August 2016
  • Must apply for admission to BSU
  • Must qualify for financial aid at BSU
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and Mass. Resident
  • Part-time students are eligible 
  • Deadline: March 11, 2016

New England Transfer Association (NETA) Scholarship

  • G.P.A. > 3.25
  • Must be eligible to receive an Associate's degree by the end of August 2016
  • Must have successfully completed 30 credits at nominating institution (BCC) by  the time of the application
  • Plan to attend a regionally accredited, NETA-affiliated, four-year  institution (most New England colleges and universities) full-time in fall 2016
  • Deadline: March 17, 2016
UMASS Amherst  $2500-6000 per year

Apply to UMA and, if you meet the scholarship criteria, their Admissions Office will mail you scholarship applications if you’re eligible. For more information click here 

UMASS Boston Foster Furculo Scholarship

 Tuition & Most Fees for 2 years
  • G.P.A. > 3.5
  • Must graduate from your community college in spring proceeding fall entrance at UMB and must be eligible to receive an Associate's degree by the end of June 2016
  • U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen and Massachusetts Resident
  • Must apply for admission to UMB
  • Must complete application process for financial aid at UMB
  • Only first time, full-time students enrolling for fall semester immediately following graduation from the community college are eligible. Students who have attended UMASS Boston in the past DO NOT qualify 
  • Deadline: March 11, 2016
UMass Dartmouth

Up to $5000 per year depending on GPA

Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or better and have completed their associate degree program before matriculating at UMD. The scholarships are renewable for up to four semesters if students complete 18 credits a year and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. Application for admission and subsequent acceptance to UMD will automatically allow students to be considered. Consideration given to students who apply for fall admission by March 1, 2016. Recipients are selected by UMD’s Admissions Committee.

For more information, contact Darcy Stevens at 508.999.8613 or dstevens@umassd.ed

*Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are for students who will graduate from BCC in June or August 2016 and plan to attend a four-year institution full-time during the day in the fall of 2016. 

Next Step to Emerson Transfer Scholarship

Emerson College awards half-tuition scholarships valued at more than $15,000 to high-achieving transfer students who plan to transfer to Emerson in fall 2016. The scholarships are renewable for a second year.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Students must have an associate’s degree from an eligible community college. BCC students are eligible.
  • Students must enroll full-time at Emerson and complete their Emerson degree in five or fewer semesters
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Emerson to continue to receive the scholarship
  • Next Step Transfer Scholarship Application Deadline: April 6, 2016. 

Emerson College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

To be considered eligible to apply for this $4,000 award, students must earn an Associate’s Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 from an accredited community college and be an official member in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa. The deadline to apply is April 6. This scholarship is limited to fall term enrollment and students must apply for transfer admission by March 15. Students who apply for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship must plan to enroll full-time at Emerson College and complete their degree in five or fewer semesters. While on campus, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to continue to receive this scholarship. Emerson College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application Deadline: April 6, 2016. 

Eastern Nazarene College

Scholarship for Management Majors

ENC offers generous tuition discounts and scholarships to BCC students and staff enrolled in their bachelor of arts degree in Management. Classes are held on BCC’s Fall River campus and students with an associate’s degree from BCC in ANY program are eligible. Classes meet one night a week and students can finish the degree in 30 months. ENC also offers a Master of Science in Management degree at BCC. Click here for an application for either program. 

Roger Williams University Scholarships

Roger Williams University is deeply committed to community college students that want to obtain their bachelor’s degree. Transfer Scholarships range from $7,000-10,000.  Applicants with cumulative GPAs starting at 2.75 will be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships are granted for three consecutive years  and students must maintain a minimum GPA relative to their award to retain scholarship eligibility. Students must enroll as full-time, day students at RWU to be eligible. For more information please contact Mary Bubar at

Guaranteed Scholarships from Bryant University

Bryant University has expanded their scholarship support to outstanding BCC transfer students. They will guarantee three $14,000 academic scholarships to students enrolled full time in the following BCC programs:

  • One scholarship to a student in the Presidential Scholars Program.
  • Two scholarships to students enrolled in the Communication Transfer Program, Business Administration Transfer Program or the Computer Information Systems Transfer Program.

Eligibility requirements:

*There is no scholarship application. Winners will be selected from eligible applicants to Bryant University.

Transfer Scholarships from Clark University

Clark University has several different merit-/achievement-based scholarships for transfer students, outlined below. Domestic transfer applicants to Clark will be considered for the scholarship(s) for which they are eligible; there is no separate application required. More information about transfer scholarships at Clark can be found at

Boston University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 

Boston University awards two-year, $20,000 tuition scholarships to selected transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and are nominated by their chapter advisor. Students competitive for this award are outstanding leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence. Recipients must enroll as juniors at Boston University with a minimum of 60 transferable credits. For more information on how to apply, interested students can visit our website.

Nominations must be submitted by March 1. PTK chapter advisors can download a nomination form and an announcement with more information. 

University of Maine Transfer Scholarship

UMaine is pleased to offer the Flagship Match Program for out-of-state students entering in Fall 2016. 

  • To qualify for a Transfer Scholarship students must submit their admissions application by June 1. For more information click here 

Green Mountain College  

Green Mountain College is dedicated to community college students who want to continue their degree. Green Mountain College offers students a choice of 53 exciting major, minor and certification programs that lead to a fascinating academic experience leading to rewarding careers. Green Mountain College also offers merit-based scholarships up to $18,000 per year for transfer students and we provide books to all of our students to increase student success and to make education more affordable. For more information click here or contact Melissa Rosenberg at

Lesley University and The Art Institute of Boston

Lesley's Community College Scholarship is an $8000 award, guaranteed and renewable for a second year, for a total value of $16,000. The scholarship will be awarded to Bristol Community College graduates who apply, are admitted and enroll in either one of Lesley's undergraduate colleges-The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) or Lesley College. Additional Information is available on the following website: 

Links to Other Merit-Based Scholarships

Some four-year institutions award scholarships to students based on their academic or other achievements. Click on the links below for more information:

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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Transfer Affairs
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2234
Location: G211

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