New Transfer Scholarship 2023-2024

UT Tyler Scholarships

Students who meet the criteria below will be considered for a Transfer Scholarship.

This scholarship is only for students who are transferring directly from another college.

New transfer students who are accepted for admission and confirm their intention to enroll prior to May 1 before the academic year begins will be considered for an academic scholarship. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. It is mandatory for all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application.

If a student has not submitted a FAFSA for each renewal year prior to the first day of class, they will no longer be eligible for the scholarship. Transfer scholarships are not awarded to second bachelor, re-admit, high school dual credit or transient students. Students may receive only one of the two following scholarships: Transfer Presidential Scholarship or Tyler Junior College Transfer Scholarship.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

  • Admission Application Deadline: May 1
  • Scholarship Criteria: 30 completed semester credits at time of admission and 3.0+ cumulative GPA
  • No scholarship application required
  • The following must be submitted no later than May 1:
    • Must submit official college transcripts
  • Additional Requirement:
    • Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring) at UT Tyler
  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Transfer scholarships are renewable for one academic year following the initial award. No application is required for renewal.
    • Complete 12 credit hours at UT Tyler for the semester(s) awarded
    • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at UT Tyler

 Tyler Junior College Transfer Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

  • Admission Application Deadline: May 1
  • Scholarship Criteria: 30 completed semester credits at time of admission and 3.0+ cumulative GPA
  • No scholarship application required
  • The following must be submitted no later than May 1:
  • Must submit official college transcripts
  • Additional Requirement:
    • Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring) at UT Tyler
  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Transfer scholarships are renewable for one academic year following the initial award. No application is required for renewal.
    • Complete 12 credit hours at UT Tyler for the semester(s) awarded
    • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at UT Tyler

Need Based Scholarship

Patriot Promise Scholarship

Award Amount: Full Tuition and Mandatory Fees

  • Admission Application Deadline: May 1
  • Scholarship Criteria:
    • Be a member of a household with adjusted gross income up to $80,000
    • Enroll as a full-time student at The University of Texas at Tyler. The scholarship will assist in covering up to 30 credit hours per year
    • No scholarship application required
  • To qualify students must meet the following requirements by May 1:
    • Must be admitted
    • US Citizens and Permanent Residents must submit a FAFSA 
    • Must be a Texas resident for tuition purposes
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Graduate from a Texas high school and enroll at The University of Texas at Tyler within seven months of graduation, or transfer directly from another college.
    • US Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete a FAFSA every year
  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Must maintain full-time enrollment
    • US Citizens and Permanent Residents must submit a FAFSA yearly and continue to meet income criteria
    • Must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA 

For additional information on the Patriot Promise Scholarship, you may visit the Patriot Promise Scholarship webpage.