Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Categories:

Scholarships can be used to pay for part or all of your four-year college expenses. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Although scholarships are usually based on merit (your GPA), or financial need, there are other criteria for which you may qualify. Be sure to check out each scholarship opportunity to see which one(s) may be an option for you to pursue. 


Prestigious Scholarships

  • The Transfer Scholars Network  works to connect high-achieving community college students, who have excelled academically, represent diverse backgrounds, and have positively impacted their campus and communities to 14 four-year highly selective partner institutions that help them navigate the financial aid, credit transfer, and application process. The result: they are better positioned to gain admission to and excel at colleges and universities where they have the highest likelihood of graduating with a bachelor’s degree.

  • The Kaplan Leadership Program  seeks to eliminate barriers to higher education for overlooked and underserved students and develop them as world leaders and advocates for their communities by providing a comprehensive array of financial and academic support, transfer admissions, advising and leadership skills development.

  • The Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship strives to identify, nurture, and empowers extraordinary young scholars from diverse backgrounds to achieve their full potential by providing financial support, academic advising, mentorship programs, career counseling, and opportunities for internships and research, all designed to equip scholars with the tools they need to excel academically and professionally. Join us to learn more about how the JKCS can help you reach your academic/professional goals. NACE Career Competencies: Career & Personal Development, Communication, Leadership.

  • Opportunity to participate in Vassar College's Exploring Transfer Summer ProgramThrough a five-week residential program and immersion in the liberal arts, Exploring Transfer enables community college students to imagine a broader range of academic opportunities than might otherwise have been impossible. The structure of Exploring Transfer courses include five hours of classwork and workshops five days a week, broken into two-hour blocks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). Exploring Transfer is a full-time program that requires students to be present on campus with no other outside obligations, such as work or online courses.

SUNY College Scholarships

Center for Tutoring and Academic Support

Need help writing the essay required for your scholarship application? The Center for Tutoring and Academic support (CTAS) provided support for all writing needs. To learn more, visit CTAS here.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.