Scholarships and Aid

How to Apply for Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Merit Scholarships do not require an application. They are automatically awarded to students who qualify and have been admitted by the appropriate deadline.

Transfer Students may apply for additional scholarships through JSU's Scholarship Manager.

Application Steps

  1. Log in to JSU's Scholarship Manager (log in using your MyJSU username and password printed on your acceptance letter)
  2. Once logged in, select "My Tasks"
  3. Complete Transfer Scholarship applications for which you qualify/wish to be considered 
  4. Complete the applications as instructed and submit any supplemental items
  5. Visit JSU Scholarships to view more scholarship opportunities

*Note: all scholarships listed require that students be first-time transfer students at Jacksonville State University. These scholarships are not stackable.

2022-2023 Transfer Merit-Based Scholarships (GPA-Based)*

Starting in the Fall?

Non-Competitive Merit (Does Not Require Application)


Presidential Transfer Scholarship

Transfer GPA Transfer Hours Total Annual Amount Total 2-Year Amount
3.5 + 45+ $6,000 $12,000

Academic Transfer Scholarship

Transfer GPA Transfer Hours Total Annual Amount Total 2-Year Amount
3.0-3.49 45+ $3,000 $6,000

Step Transfer Scholarship (STEP Majors are eligible to receive this scholarship only)

Transfer GPA Total Amount (available for 3 semesters)
3.0+ $3,000

Opportunity Transfer Scholarship

Transfer GPA Transfer Hours Total Annual Amount Total 2-Year Amount
3.0 + 1+ $1,000 $2,000

Competitive Merit (Requires Application)


Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship – July 1st Deadline

Transfer GPA Transfer Hours Total Annual Amount Total 2-Year Amount
3.5 + 45+ $6,500 $13,000

Starting in the Spring?

Non-Competitive Merit (Does Not Require Application)


Spring Supplemental Scholarship (Non-Renewable)*

Transfer GPA Transfer Hours Total Spring Amount
3.5 + 45+ $1,500
3.0-3.49 45+ $750
*Students who are awarded a Spring Supplemental Scholarship are also eligible for Fall Transfer Scholarships.

Additional Details

  • All Transfer Merit Scholarships, excluding the Opportunity Transfer Scholarship, require students to transfer directly from a community college.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 institutional GPA and earn 12 credit hours each semester at JSU to maintain all transfer merit scholarships (excluding the STEP Scholarship)
  • Students who do not meet the transfer credit hour requirement for any of the transfer scholarships will still be eligible if they have completed an Associates Degree.
  • The Presidential, Academic, and STEP Transfer Scholarships will be automatically awarded through the beginning of the term to admitted students who qualify.
  • The Opportunity Transfer Scholarship can be awarded through the beginning of the term and does not require students must transfer directly from a community college.
  • Students who are transferring from Judson College in Marion, Alabama are eligible to be considered for all transfer student scholarships!

Other Forms of Financial Aid

83% of JSU students are on some form of financial aid. To determine your eligibility, you'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the aid year you will be attending. Once you have completed the FAFSA and have supplied the required documents to JSU's Office of Financial Aid, you will receive official information from the Office of Financial Aid regarding any awards for which you may qualify.

Have questions?

Send us an email to finaid@jsu.edu