Admissions & Aid

Transfer Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for transfer students who demonstrate academic achievement at their previous undergraduate institution or community college.

Transfer Student Scholarship

Transfer students are eligible for competitive Merit Scholarships based on their cumulative GPA from all previous institutions attended.

Transfer Scholarship Amount 2019


Distinguished Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students earning a 3.0 GPA or higher at the college level who participate in an interview are eligible to earn scholarships of $1,000-$4,000/year.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

If you have been selected as a Phi Theta Kappa scholar at your community college, you are eligible for $2,000/year.

Community College Connection Scholarship

Students from select community colleges are eligible for $2,000/year.

Legacy/Referral Award

For dependents, siblings or grandchildren of Alma College alumni, or for students referred by an alumnus, faculty, staff member, current student, parent or friend of the college. $1,500 annually. Deadline to be eligible is February 1, 2019.

Please note, parental referrals of their own student cannot qualify for the Referral Award. However, students with qualifying alumni legacy connections will qualify for the Alumni Award. If you have any questions regarding the Referral Scholarship, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-321-ALMA. 

Opportunity Award

$2,000/year. For members of underrepresented groups. Students are automatically considered for the award upon acceptance.

Highland Award

$2,000/year. For non-Michigan residents. Students are automatically considered for the award upon acceptance.

Performance Scholarships

Transfer students are also eligible to audition or submit portfolios for performance scholarships in art, dance, Highland arts, vocal and instrumental music, and theatre.

Please note: Be sure to review Alma College’s policies and procedures and the academic catalog as it is your responsibility to be familiar with situations that may affect your financial aid.