Transfer Scholarships and Grants

ProgramAmount Eligibility
Momentum Transfer Scholarship$14,000 up to full tuitionClick here for Eligibility Requirements

Transfer Presidential Scholarship

$10,000 per year
GPA 3.5 and above
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Transfer Scholarship$8,000 per year
GPA 3.0-3.49
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Transfer Grant $6,000 per year
GPA 2.5-2.99
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The table above shows typical financial aid awards for 2013-14. These scholarships are not limited in number.  Transfer students who qualify with the appropriate GPA will be awarded the scholarship for which they eligible. State and federal aid as well as other scholarships may significantly increase one’s total award package.

State and federal aid as well as other scholarships may significantly increase one’s financial aid award. For example, many South Carolina residents qualify for the $5,000 Life Scholarship (current funding levels). Also, our out-of-state students may qualify for an additional $1,000 annually from our Residential Scholarship.

Any student seeking federal, state and institutional financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work and/or loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Columbia College scholarships will be limited to no more than the difference between tuition, room and board, books and the total of all other aid (state, federal and outside scholarships). Scholarship amounts will be adjusted if total aid awarded exceeds the amount needed to cover tuition, room, board, and fees for residents or tuition and fees for commuters. Regarding institutional funds, only need-based grants and endowed scholarships may be combined with institutional merit-based scholarships and grants.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship

Any transfer student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above will be awarded $10,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Transfer Scholarship

Any transfer student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 will be awarded $8,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Transfer Grant

Any transfer student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5-2.99 will be awarded a Transfer Grant in the amount of $6,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Transfer Need-based Grant

Awarded to full-time students with proven need.  Amount varies.  The grant is renewable for up to four years.

Art, Dance, or Music Scholarships

Various scholarships are awarded to full-time students in certain arts-related majors such as art, dance, and music. Selection is based on portfolio or audition.  Amounts vary.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Residential Scholarship

Awarded to full-time, first-year students from out-of-state who live on campus. The scholarship is at least $1,000 and is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Athletic Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students with exceptional ability in basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis or volleyball. Amounts vary. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Program

Transfer students who are full-time and South Carolina residents may be eligible to receive the South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.  State-mandated transfer rules apply. Contact the Office of Financial aid for details and eligibility requirements. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains state eligibility requirements for renewal.

South Carolina LIFE Scholarship

Transfer students who are full-time and South Carolina residents may be eligible to receive the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship. State-mandated transfer rules apply. Contact the Office of Financial aid for details and eligibility requirements. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains state eligibility requirements for renewal.

South Carolina Tuition Grant

Transfer students who are full-time and South Carolina residents may be eligible to receive the South Carolina Tuition Grant. State-mandated transfer rules apply. Contact the Office of Financial aid for details and eligibility requirements. The grant amount is set each year by the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission. The grant is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains state eligibility requirements for renewal.

Federal Pell Grant

Awarded to full or part-time students with proven financial need. Amounts vary. The grant is not automatically renewable. Need must be assessed each year of enrollment using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Awarded to full or part-time students with proven financial need. Amounts vary. The grant is not automatically renewable. Need must be assessed each year of enrollment using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).