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Students who apply as an external transfer student to UVM will automatically be considered for the Dean's Merit Scholarship, Akol Aguek Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, CCV/UVM 2+2 Scholarships, and the SMC 3+2 Scholarship. Other scholarships listed below require a separate application.

Notification Timeline: Most scholarship notifications are included with the offer of admission, for students entering in Fall 2019. For scholarships requiring an application, students must apply by the application deadline and will be notified as listed in the scholarship information.

Dean's Merit Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • The Dean's Merit Scholarship is awarded to the most academically talented transfer students (from another institution) admitted to UVM. Recipients typically have completed 21 college credits while earning at least a 3.1 cumulative grade point average in all prior college work.
  • For students who have earned less than 21 college credits, both the college and high school records are reviewed to determine eligibility for this scholarship.
  • There is no separate application for this scholarship; students are reviewed for eligibility based on the application for admission.
  • For external transfer students entering in the 2019-2020 academic year, the scholarship amount awarded is $3,000/year for Vermont residents, and $7,000 - $10,000/year for out-of-state residents.
  • For external transfer students entering in the 2020-2021 academic year, the scholarship amount awarded is $5,000/year for Vermont residents, and $7,000 - $10,000/year for out-of-state residents.
  • The scholarship may be renewed for up to eight semesters or until the student graduates, whichever comes first, provided all terms and conditions are met each semester.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each spring term.

Akol Aguek Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • Designated for new admitted first-year and transfer Vermont residents who have left their home country as a refugee, and who have demonstrated academic talent.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $1,000 annually for four years (eight semesters). No separate application is required.
  • The Akol Aguek Scholarship will be awarded in addition to any previous scholarships awarded.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each spring term.

CCV/UVM 2+2 Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • Designated for new admitted students who have transferred into UVM from the Community College of Vermont (CCV) as part of the CCV/UVM 2+2 program. Students must have completed the required coursework and met required degree and GPA requirements at CCV as part of the 2+2 program, and be admitted into one of the applicable colleges at UVM.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $5,000 annually for two years (four semesters), or until the student graduates, whichever comes first, provided all terms and conditions are met each semester. No separate application is required.
  • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester, maintain satisfactory academic progress standards, and have continued enrollment in your college of admission. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each spring term.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • Designated for new admitted out-of-state residents who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and have transferred into UVM from a community college.
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $2,000 annually for four years (eight semesters), or until the student graduates, whichever comes first, provided all terms and conditions are met each semester. No separate application is required.
  • The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will be awarded in addition to any previous scholarships awarded.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each spring term.

SMC 3+2 Scholarship (Automatically Considered)

  • Designated for new admitted out-of-state residents enrolled in the SMC 3+2 program and admitted into the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS).
  • Recipients are selected based upon review of the admission application and are awarded a merit-based scholarship of $12,000 annually for two years (four semesters), or until the student graduates, whichever comes first, provided all terms and conditions are met each semester. No separate application is required.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester and maintain satisfactory academic progress standards and have continued enrollment in CEMS. Renewal eligibility is evaluated at the end of each spring term.

Osher Foundation Scholarship and Crankstart Scholarship (Application Required)

If you are a UVM undergraduate student seeking your first Bachelor's degree after a significant break in your studies, learn more about the Osher Foundation Re-Entry Scholarship and Crankstart Scholarship, including eligibility and how to apply.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship - Out-of-State Students Only (Application Required)

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By the Numbers

$39 million in grants and scholarships were awarded to first-time, first-year undergraduates and transfer students.