Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Distinction Award

If you are a student who meets our transfer admission criteria and has earned, or are scheduled to earn an Associate Degree from a community college prior to enrolling at St. John’s, you are now guaranteed a minimum 40% tuition discount. The Transfer Distinction Award for the 2013-14 academic year is valued at $15,000. The award will be renewed at $15,000 per year for the next two or three years, as long as you remain continuously enrolled as an undergraduate student and maintain good academic standing. Please note that this award may not be combined with a University Transfer Merit Scholarship.

University Transfer Merit Scholarships

Not only do we offer up to $15,000 in academic scholarships for qualified students, we offer a friendly and supportive environment. Transfer students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits from an accredited institution of higher learning and must have an average GPA of over 2.5. Eligibility is determined based on the overall strength of the academic pool.

GPA - Scholarship Awards

    GPA of 2.5-2.99 will be awarded $7,000
    GPA of 3.0-3.39 will be awarded $10,000
    GPA of 3.4-4.00 will be awarded $15,000

The scholarships are good for up to three years if the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA while enrolled at St. John’s University.

Phi Theta Kappa

St. John’s University offers an additional $2,000 scholarship to transfer students who are active participants in Phi Theta Kappa. They must show proof of membership prior to the decision in order to be awarded this scholarship.

"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."

Eligible Members Must:

  • be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program;
  • have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible);
  • generally have a grade point average of 3.5;
  • receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled;

St. John’s University offers an additional $2,000 scholarship to transfer students who are active participants in Phi Theta Kappa. They must show proof of membership prior to the decision in order to be awarded this scholarship. To inquire about hosting induction ceremonies or to get more information on the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, contact Gina M. Kilian at pappasg@stjohns.edu.

Stay on Long Island Initiative

St. John’s University is partnering with Suffolk County Community College in New York for the Stay on Long Island Initiative. We will be offering three scholarships to graduates of Suffolk Community College. One student will receive a full tuition scholarship and two students will be awarded a $20,000 academic and leadership scholarship. For questions please contact Nicole Lui at luin@stjohns.edu or call 631-451-4869.

Transfer Scholarship Requirements

Applicants are notified of any academic scholarships in their acceptance letter.  To maintain an academic scholarship, recipients need to enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester at St. John’s with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0.  Academic scholarships are not applicable to intersession, winter session, post-session or summer sessions. Transfer student scholarships are for two or three years of continuous undergraduate study.
 
The University reserves the right to adjust any University grant or scholarship due to receipt of non-University aid.  In addition, the combination of external grants and scholarships (funded by state, federal and/or private sources) along with financial assistance from St. John’s may not exceed the cost of full tuition.  The scholarship programs are subject to the policies and practices of the University’s Office of Student Financial Services and various regulatory agencies.

Please look into all of the financial assistance available at St. John's through our financial aid services.

Contact Information
Aubrey Rakoski (Queens campus)
rakoskia@stjohns.edu
Tel 718-990-2124
Fax 718-990-2096