Transfer Scholarships

While affordability can be a challenge as you navigate the college transfer process, it does not have to keep you from transferring to the college/university of your dreams! tnAchieves created a list of transfer scholarship opportunities that may be available to you at some of the institutions throughout Tennessee.

This list does not represent ALL of the fantastic colleges within Tennessee and beyond. Our students shared this list as their top transfer institutions. We are happy to help you navigate these schools as well as any others that feel like the best fit for you!

We highlighted some of the scholarship opportunities but this list is not comprehensive. This means, once you choose a college, let’s dig in together to find the best way to fund it!

This is a great starting point but please reach out to tnAchieves with questions

Institutions

University of Tennessee

Scholarship: UT Promise

  • QUALIFICATIONS: MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TN HOPE SCHOLARSHIP AND HAVE A HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF LESS THAN $60,000 PER YEAR.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15TH

  • AMOUNT: LAST-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP COVERING TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES

Did you know? UT Promise is an undergraduate scholarship program guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT’s campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski (Southern), Martin and Memphis.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Scholarship: Volunteer Transfer Scholarships

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.25 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: No application necessary

  • AMOUNT: Up to $5,000 per year based on GPA

Did you know? The supply chain program at UTK is ranked 3rd in the nation.

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Scholarship: Transfer Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.25 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by June 1st

  • AMOUNT: $2,000 per year

Did you know? UTC’s school of nursing is ranked 30th in the nation for best overall nursing programs.

Middle Tennessee State University

Scholarship: Transfer Promise Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by February 15th

  • AMOUNT: $3,000 per year for 2 years

Did you know? MTSU has a well-known communications department. Their program is student-centered with small classes and personal advising.

East Tennessee State University

Scholarship: Academic Performance Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a 3.2 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by May 15th

  • AMOUNT: $3,000 per year

Did you know? ETSU is known for the Quillen College of Medicine, which is ranked as one of the top medical schools in the United States.

Tennessee State University

Scholarship: Community College Graduate Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.0 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by April 1st for fall admission or November 1st for spring admission

  • AMOUNT: Up to $4,000 per year based on GPA

Did you know? TSU has a proud history of being the only state-funded historically black college in Tennessee.

University of Memphis

Scholarship: Community College Transfer Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.25 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by April 1st for fall admission or December 1st for spring admission

  • AMOUNT: $3,000 per year

Did you know? Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis is only one of a few Memphis-area business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This prestigious honor is given to less than five percent of all business schools worldwide.

Tennessee Technological University

Scholarship: Tech Transfer Pride Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.5 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by May 1st for fall admission or December 15th for spring admission

  • AMOUNT: Up to $3,000 per academic year

Did you know? TTU’s focus is on science and technology. Their two most popular programs are Engineering and Computer Science.

 

Austin Peay State University

Scholarship: The Austin Peay Promise

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.0 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: No application necessary

  • AMOUNT: Up to $4,000 per year based on GPA

Did you know? APSU is the state’s largest provider of higher education to military-affiliated students.

Cumberland University

Scholarship: Cumberland Promise Scholarship

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3.0 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must complete application by April 1st

  • AMOUNT: Up to $16,000 per year

Did you know? CU offers students interested in science, technology and business a liberal arts-based curriculum designed to further develop their critical thinking, observation and analysis skills.

Carson Newman University

Scholarship: Transfer Merit Scholarships

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 2.0 GPA

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: No application necessary

  • AMOUNT: $6,000-$12,00 per year based on GPA

Did you know? CNU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. This allows for smaller class sizes and more personalized instruction.