Scholarship Opportunities for Transfer Students

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The following are scholarship opportunities for transfer students transferring to UDM from another institution (listed in alphabetical order). Wondering what you should do next in your scholarship quest? The UDM Admissions staff is here to help you. Contact us!

Academic Grants
$13,000 to $24,000/year

UDM Grants are awarded to new transfer students for academic achievement. They are renewable for up to four years (five years for Architecture students) of full-time undergraduate tuition.

  • 2.0 – 2.49 GPA: $13,000
  • 2.5 – 2.99 GPA: $20,000
  • 3.0 – 3.49 GPA: $22,000
  • 3.5 – 4.00 GPA: $24,000

Alumni Grant
$1,000/year 

This grant is for new dependent, undergraduate students who have a parent who is an alumnus of the University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Detroit or Mercy College of Detroit. This grant is renewable for up to four years (five years for Architecture students) of full-time undergraduate tuition.

Catholic Grant
$2,500/year 

This grant is for transfer students who graduated from a catholic high school, and is renewable for 2 years of full-time undergraduate tuition.

Jesuit Founders Scholarship Competition
Full Tuition/year

The Jesuit Founders Scholarship, also a top scholarship, rewards new transfer students who have been academically successful and show promise of continued excellence.  Full tuition will be met with a combination of Jesuit Founders Scholarship and other federal, state, and private grants and scholarships.

You must be admitted to be invited to compete for this scholarship.  We award up to 7 scholarships per year.  Minimum requirements include a 3.5 cumulative GPA, 24+ transferable credits, a scholarship essay, two letters of recommendation, and full-time enrollment. Unfortunately, students who already hold a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship
Full Tuition/year

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is one of the top scholarships offered. It is available to new transfer students who demonstrate exceptional academic credentials and who are also members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Full tuition to be met with a combination of PTK Scholarship and other federal, state and private grants and scholarships.

Minimum requirements include a 3.5 cumulative GPA, 24+ transferable credits, a scholarship essay, two letters of recommendation, membership in PTK, and full-time enrollment. Unfortunately students who already hold a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.

Theatre Performance Scholarship
$1,000/year

New full-time transfer students pursuing a major in Theatre are eligible for the Theatre Performance Scholarship. This scholarship is available for up to four years of full-time undergraduate tuition.

Students must be regularly admitted to the theatre program and be invited by the theatre faculty to audition during the winter semester.