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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Saint Louis University offers a number of merit-based scholarships for transfer students. To qualify for these awards, you must meet scholarship-specific requirements and be:

  • Admitted to SLU as a traditional full-time undergraduate
  • Seeking your first bachelor’s degree
  • Attending SLU for the first time

GPA requirements for scholarships will be calculated based on your cumulative GPA at the time of your application.

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Jesuit Transfer Scholarship

$10,000 to $18,000 per year

This is a tiered scholarship with the exact amount awarded dependent on your cumulative GPA. It is renewable over a maximum of six semesters.

John Paul Fechter Service Scholarship

$10,000 per year

The John Paul Fechter Service Scholarship recognizes transfer students who are committed to community service. It is renewable over a maximum of six semesters or until a bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. Recipients must complete 40 hours of service per semester. Requirements include:

  • Students must be in good academic standing and accepted to Saint Louis University
  • Completion of at least 30 transferable college credit hours
  • Demonstration of significant involvement in community service
  • Apply via your mySLU portal. Click on the Scholarship Suite icon under the Tools tab and complete the general application questions, then click Finish and Submit. Choose the John P. Fechter Scholarship and apply.

A+ Award

$3,000 per year (New for Fall 2020)

The 2020-21 A+ Award has a value of $3,000 per year and can be combined with other merit-based University scholarships. This award is available to transfer students who were designated as A+ eligible with their high school and attending an A+ participating community college in Missouri. It is renewable over a maximum of six semesters.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship 

Minimum $3,000 per year

The Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship is a competitive scholarship available to both transfer and freshman applicants. The King Scholarship has an award value of at least $3,000 per year (in addition to any previously awarded SLU scholarship(s) and keeping within SLU scholarship policies).

Requirements include:

Community College Award

$2,000 per year (New for Fall 2020)

The 2020-21 Community College Award has a value of $2,000 per year and can be combined with other merit-based University scholarships. This award is available to transfer students who are currently attending or most recently attended a community college.  It is renewable over a maximum of six semesters. 

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$1,000 per year

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is renewable over a maximum of six semesters and may be combined with other SLU scholarships. Requirements include:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in previous college coursework
  • Letter sent to the Office of Admission by your Phi Theta Kappa advisor confirming your good standing

Billiken, Ignatian, University, Deans' or Vice Presidents' Scholarships

$8,000 to $23,000 per year

If you are transfer student who has completed fewer than 24 credit hours, you may be considered for one of the freshman merit-based scholarships listed above. These scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the University and are renewable over a maximum of seven semesters.

Need-Based Financial Aid 

To apply for need-based financial aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. Automatic consideration for government sourced and SLU sourced need-based financial aid is completed once admitted to SLU. The FAFSA priority deadline for summer and fall applicants is Feb. 1 and Nov. 1 for spring applicants.

International transfer applicants may be considered for SLU sourced need-based by completing a CSS profile at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org