Transfer Scholarships to Four-Year Colleges

All applicants for scholarships to four-year colleges must have earned an Associate degree and been accepted to one of the colleges listed to be eligible for scholarships.

Bard College
Scholarships based on financial need and academic achievement range from $2,000 to $24,000 annually.

Berkeley College
Five scholarships are awarded to Westchester Community College graduates of up to $4,275 per year.

Boston University
Boston University awards a half-tuition grant to transfer students who are outstanding leaders. Recipients must enroll as juniors at Boston University with a minimum of 60 transferable credits. Students also must be nominated by a Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor.

Clarkson University
Clarkson University offers one leadership award for $11,000 per year, and one Transfer Achievement scholarship for $9,000 per year. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000 per year.

College of Mount Saint Vincent
Resident students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher receive $12,000. Commuter students receive $9,000 for a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Nursing students must apply 4-6 weeks before the Fall semester.

College of New Rochelle
CNR offers one 100% tuition scholarship for the School of Arts & Sciences only, based on a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Columbia University School of General Studies
Scholarships for deserving students ranging from $4,000-$6,000 per year.

Concordia College
The following transfer scholarships are available to students who have completed a minimum of 28 credits: Transfer Dean’s Scholarship of $7,500, with a minimum GPA of 3.5; Transfer Academic Scholarship of $6,000, with a minimum GPA of 3.0; Transfer Merit Scholarship of $5,000, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

CUNY/Lehman College
Eligible students must have an Associate degree from Westchester Community College with a 3.0 GPA. Two full tuition scholarships are awarded to students in any major.

CUNY/Queens College
Students who transfer with an A.A. or an A.S. degree and a GPA of 3.5 or higher may receive scholarships in the amount of $2,000.

C.W. Post Long Island University
A number of scholarships of up to $14,000 are awarded to graduates.

Community College Scholarships: Partial tuition scholarships valued at $1,500 per semester which may be applied to any of DeVry’s full-time degree programs. Applicants must graduate in 2009 and obtain an Associate degree. Eligibility is based on a student’s final Associate GPA, which must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Dominican College of Blauvelt
Every transfer student receives a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, depending upon whether they are commuter or resident students.

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships up to $16,000 annually. Transfer scholarships range from $7,000 to $14,000 annually.

Fordham University
A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Westchester Community College graduate transferring to Fordham College Rose Hill, the College of Business Administration, or Fordham College Lincoln Center as a full-time matriculated student. Student must demonstrate strong academic accomplishments, leadership and involvement. The scholarship is offered to one student.

Hofstra University
Academic scholarships range from $3,000 to $10,000. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required. PTK scholarships of $1,500 annually.

CUNY/Hunter College
Merit-based scholarships for full-time transfer students are available. Award amounts and length of scholarship vary. Students must complete the CUNY Transfer application and list Hunter College as their first choice. Upon acceptance, students must also fill out an online scholarship application.

Iona College
One full-tuition scholarship (less state aid) is awarded to the Business graduate with the highest GPA. PTK scholarships range from $3,000-$9,000 per year, based on overall GPA.

Johnson & Wales University
Students who demonstrate financial need, superior academic achievement, or other circumstances will be considered for grants, loans, scholarships and other forms of aid.

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM)
One scholarship for half tuition for two years awarded to the graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.50 and financial need. Unlimited transfer grants of $3,000 and merit awards up to $2,000 awarded to graduates with a 3.0. Student must be accepted no later than April.

Manhattan College
One $10,000 scholarship to an engineering or science student with the highest GPA.

Manhattanville College
A $12,000 scholarship is offered to a WCC graduate with the highest GPA. In addition, any student with a 2.5 or better GPA is awarded a scholarship ranging from $5,500 to $10,000.

Mercy College
One Business scholarship in the amount of $13,370 awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. One Liberal Arts scholarship in the amount of $13,370 awarded to the student with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Additional general scholarships are also awarded.

Monroe College
A number of scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to graduates.

Mount Holyoke College
Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credits in Liberal Arts and a 3.0 GPA. Mt. Holyoke will meet full need of admitted applicants who are financially needy. Frances Perkins Program- special program for non-traditional aged students and veterans.

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Scholarships in amounts varying from $2,000 to $11,000 are available to WCC graduates with an Associate’s degree in Marketing, and who enroll full-time in the Business Administration curriculum. Students must transfer with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If WCC students transfer with 24 credits or more and have a 2.5 or higher GPA, they will be offered between $5,000 and $9,000.

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development-Community College Transfer Opportunity (CCTOP) Program
An unlimited number of scholarships of up to $20,000 per year are awarded to students who have completed at least 48 transferrable credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who wish to transfer to any major offered by Steinhardt or the NYU School of Social Work (see for a list of eligible majors).  All eligible students receive an $8,000 merit scholarship. Additional need-based awards, up to $12,000, are determined by FAFSA information.  Students must submit a nomination form signed by a WCC faculty member. PTK scholarships—students with a 3.8 GPA or better are eligible for an additional $2500 per year.

Pace University
25,000 transfer scholarships are available to graduating students with an Associate degree, a GPA of 3.2 or above, and who wish to attend Pace’s Westchester Campus in Pleasantville, New York on a full-time basis in order to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree. The scholarships will begin with students entering in the 2015-16 academic year.

Students who transfer before earning an Associate degree will be evaluated for the Transfer Dean’s Scholarship and Transfer Incentive Awards based on academic excellence.  Check your Pace merit award at

Pace University full scholarships: One to Lubin School of Business and one to Dyson College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

ABG and PTK members: A letter from the chapter advisor must be submitted for a $1,000 per year scholarship.

Sacred Heart University
Scholarships awarded to eligible students which may consist of needs-based grants and merit scholarships.

Smith College
Women who are at least 24 years old (or will turn 24 during their first semester), have a dependent other than a spouse or are veterans must apply to Smith through the Ada Comstock Scholars Program. The Ada Comstock Scholars Program combines the rigorous academic challenges of Smith with flexibility for women beyond the traditional college age by providing options for reduced course loads, special academic advising, career counseling and diverse housing options. Financial aid is available to each woman with demonstrated need.

Southern Vermont College
Two non-need based scholarships of $5000 each are awarded to WCC transfer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA, for a maximum of two-years.  A student is required to live on campus one of the two years.

St. John’s University
Transfer students receive up to $10,000, depending on academic record. To be considered, transfer students must have earned a minimum of 24 credits from an accredited institution of higher learning. Recipients have an average GPA of over 2.5. Eligibility is determined based on the overall strength of the academic pool.

Three non-need based scholarships are awarded to outstanding students, ideally representative of the diverse community college transfer population. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for consideration. Scholars receive $1,000 for each of their two years at SUNY Albany.

Faculty Scholar Award: An award of $1,000 annually is available for students with an incoming cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 and an Associate degree or Junior status. Transfer students may receive the Faculty Scholarship for up to two years.

$1,500 per year awarded to graduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

SUNY/Old Westbury
Merit-based scholarships are awarded to transfer students who exhibit a commitment to learning and leadership.

Transfer Achievement Scholarship: GPA of 3.5 and higher ($500) and an additional $500 Transfer Housing Grant if the student needs on-campus housing.

Resident Community College Scholar: Students with a 3.7 GPA or higher and an AA or AS prior to enrollment will receive $2,500 scholarship. Non-NYS Resident: Students with a 3.7 GPA or higher and an AA or AS prior to enrollment will receive $3,500.

University of Rochester
Merit scholarships range from $3,000 to $10,000 a year. PTK members are awarded a minimum of $5,000 annually.

Wellesley College
Women over the age of 24 may apply to the Elizabeth Kaiser Davis degree program for non-traditional students. Financial aid is need-based and available for all who qualify.