Transfer Student Scholarships
The Southern Illinois University Academic Scholarship Office awards scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. A student must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, undocumented resident, or deferred-action child to be considered/awarded an academic scholarship. Transfer applicants are considered for scholarships based upon qualifying documentation that is submitted at the time of applying for admission and the SIU General Scholarship Application. To ensure maximum consideration, students should be knowledgeable of the specific requirements and deadlines associated with all of the scholarships that are awarded.
The awarding process begins in June for the Dean's Transfer Scholarship, and continues until all funds have been exhausted. The Housing Scholarship is available to eligible applicants until April 1. A General Scholarship Application is required for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, which is awarded after March 1. Students must be admitted and meet the minimum GPA and credit hour requirements to receive consideration for these awards.
We have two competitive transfer scholarships offered at SIU, the Provost's and Transfer Achievement Scholarships. Students should be admitted to SIU Carbondale by February 1 to be considered for these competitive scholarships. More information about the awards can be found below.
New for the 2019-20 academic year, first year students starting fall 2019 that are Illinois residents have the opportunity to receive additional funding based upon their completed transfer hours and GPA. Check out our AIM HIGH Scholarships to find out more.
2019-2020 Transfer Scholarships
|Dean's Transfer Scholarship||
$4,000/year for two years
Total value of $8,000
Awarding begins June 2018 for those entering 2019-20
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship||
$3,000 for the first year
*five awarded each year
Awarding begins March 1
$4,000 for the first year
|Transfer Achievement Scholarship||
$8,000/year for two years
Total value of $16,000
Admitted to SIU: February 1, 2019
Complete Transfer Scholars Program Application: February 17, 2019
Complete scholarship interview at SIU: March 25, 2019
Covers tuition and mandatory fees for a total of two years. Total value of over $27,000.
Dean's Transfer Scholarship
Students who will transfer with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 GPA (4.0=A) are eligible to compete for the Dean's Transfer Scholarship. Awarding begins August 1 and continues until all funds have been awarded. Southern Illinois University Carbondale will notify admitted students who are eligible to receive an academic scholarship. All academic scholarships are competitive and are offered on a funds-available basis. Please note: students who complete a Bachelor's Degree before entering SIU are not eligible to compete for the SIU Dean's Transfer Scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Transfer students who have been members of Phi Theta Kappa for one academic year and will transfer with at least a 3.50 GPA (4.0=A) are eligible to compete for the PTK Scholarship Award. Awarding begins after March 1. In order to be considered for the PTK award, you must first be awarded the Dean's Transfer Scholarship and submit an SIU General Scholarship Application. Southern Illinois University Carbondale will notify admitted students who are eligible to receive an academic scholarship. All academic scholarships are competitive and are offered on a funds-available basis.
Transfer students who are eligible for a Dean's Transfer Scholarship, are admitted to SIU by February 1, and are scheduled to earn their associates degree from a regionally accredited community college before entering SIU are eligible to compete for our Provost's and Transfer Achievement Scholarships. A separate application is required. Eligible students must submit a Transfer Scholars Program Application by February 17, 2019 to be considered.
To qualify for the award, a student must be admitted to the university, have at least a 2.5 transfer GPA, and completed at least 30 transferable credit hours. Scholarships will automatically be awarded based upon a students credentials submitted with their undergraduate admissions application. No separate application is required. Award is valued at $4,000.
Additional scholarship opportunities
Departmental scholarships are also awarded each year to new and current students by the various Colleges across campus. Students who have chosen a major are encouraged to contact the department in their academic area of study regarding scholarship opportunities. Most college and departmental scholarship opportunities will be posted on our SIU Scholarship Opportunity Manager, also known as the General Scholarship Application. Here you will find over 600 scholarship opportunities for incoming and current SIU students. Scholarships will be available for review beginning July 5.