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The following criteria will be used by the Scholarship Committee in selecting recipients: 

Minimum criteria:

  • Arkansas resident who is transferring to ASU directly from an Arkansas two-year institution
  • Student must be transferring to an ASU system campus for the first time
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have earned an Associate of Arts Degree or an Associates of Science Degree and have a minimum overall 3.250 transferable GPA (as determined by the ASU Office of Admissions, Records and Registration) from an Arkansas two-year institution(s).

How to apply:

The deadline to apply for the Transfer Scholarship for the Spring 2015 semester was January 15, 2015. The Fall 2015 application will be available in July 2015.

Award amount:

  • ASU System Student (transferring in from ASU Beebe, ASU Mountain Home, or ASU Newport)
    • $5000 annually ($2500 per Fall/Spring semester) toward tuition and fees and
    • $3000 annually ($1500 per Fall/Spring semester) toward ASUJ housing.
  • Non ASU System Student
    • $4000 annually ($2000 per Fall/Spring semester) toward tuition and fees and
    • $3000 annually ($1500 per Fall/Spring semester) toward ASUJ housing.

Note: Award holders who are dependents of faculty and staff will be paid 25% of the scholarship value per semester for ASUJ credit hours in addition to the faculty/staff discount.
Silver Scholars are ineligible for this award. 


  • Students must submit a scholarships application with a final transcript by the following deadlines:

    • Fall Semester - August 15th
    • Spring Semester - January 15th 

Additional Requirements & Renewal:

  • Students who are selected to receive the ASU Transfer Scholarship will have 30 days to accept the scholarship offer. After that time, the scholarship offer will no longer be valid. Should you accept the scholarship and later decide to attend another university, please notify the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office in writing or by email.
  • Enrollment of a minimum 15 ASUJ credit hours towards a Bachelor's Degree at the Jonesboro campus or 15 ASUJ credit hours at one of the ASU System Degree Center campuses (Beebe, Mountain Home, or Newport Degree Centers) is required during each consecutive fall and spring semester. Concurrent enrollment on another campus cannot be used to meet full-time enrollment status nor be paid for by the scholarship. Enrollment is locked as of the 11th class day.
  • Correspondence work cannot be used to meet the 15 hour requirement.
  • All students must enroll in ASU-Jonesboro courses the semester of the award.
  • All online degree programs are ineligible for Institutional Scholarships.
  • All college-level course work is calculated into the overall GPA for scholarship renewal.
  • Students are required to maintain an overall 3.250 GPA and successfully complete 30 ASUJ credit hours (Fall & Spring combined) each academic year at the Jonesboro campus or at one of the ASU system Degree Center campuses (Beebe, Mountain Home, or Newport). Note: accepted transfer credits will be calculated into overall GPA.
  • Any student who receives all W's, F's, WN's, I's, and/or FN's at the end of any Fall term will lose their scholarship for all subsequent semesters.
  • Students who have grade changes are responsible for contacting the Scholarship Coordinator so that their scholarship status can be re-evaluated.
  • For military exceptions, contact the Scholarships Coordinator at (870) 972-2310.
  • Awards are only for the ASU Jonesboro campus or one of the ASUJ System Degree Center campuses (Beebe, Mountain Home, or Newport Degree Centers).
  • Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds and the housing portion of the scholarship is also contingent upon the availability of on-campus housing.
  • This scholarships is awarded for the duration of four consecutive semesters or through completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first, provided the student maintains all scholarship requirements.
  • Students receiving a room as part of their scholarship package must apply separately for housing through the Office of Residence Life and pay the applicable housing deposit.

Phi Theta Kappa

ASU offers a $250 per semester Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship to Transfer Scholarship recipients who are transferring in as Phi Theta Kappa members from the two year institution. They simply need to provide proof of their membership (copy of certificate or award letter) and they can receive this additional $250 per semester as long as they remain a recipient of the Transfer Scholarship.

Please note:

  • All scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funding.
  • Housing portions of all scholarships are also contingent upon the availability of on-campus housing.
  • Scholarship award letters are mailed the third week of December.
  • A scholarship award will only be made to those students who have applied and been admitted to Arkansas State University.
  • Student athletes receiving institutional athletic aid may not qualify, please contact the ASU Athletic Compliance Office for determination of eligibility.
  • All Scholarships are administered according to University guidelines.