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Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarship Awards for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Academic Year 

Transfer Distinction Award

New transfer students who meet our transfer admission criteria and have earned, or are scheduled to earn, an Associate Degree prior to enrolling at St. John’s, are eligible for the University’s Transfer Distinction Award. The Transfer Distinction Award for the 2020-2021 academic year is valued at $15,000 on the Staten Island campus and $20,000 on the Queens campus. The award is renewable for up to three years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment for students who remain in good academic standing. Please note that this award is intended for new transfer students only and may not be combined with a University Transfer Merit Scholarship.

University Transfer Merit Scholarships

The University is pleased to offer up to $20,000 in academic scholarships to new transfer students entering St. John's. Transfer students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits from an accredited institution of higher learning and must have an average GPA of 2.0 or higher. Eligibility is determined based on the overall strength of the academic pool.

In addition to these Merit Scholarships, you may also qualify for additional application based scholarships. Please see below for these details.  

Please note that the Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island campuses have different tuition rates. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission based on the student’s academic performance, program of study, and campus of record. Scholarships are subject to change.

Queens and Manhattan Transfers

Transfer GPAScholarship Amount
2.00 to 2.99 Transfer GPA$15,000
3.00+$20,000
Associate's Degree$20,000

Staten Island Transfers

Transfer GPAScholarship Amount
2.00 to 2.99 Transfer GPA$9,000
3.00+$15,000
Associate's Degree$15,000

Requirements for Renewablility
Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years if the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA while enrolled at St. John’s University. New students entering fall 2020 and spring 2021. 

Phi Theta Kappa

St. John’s University offers an additional $2,000 academic 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:

  • maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at St. John's University
  • 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)
  • receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled

To inquire about hosting induction ceremonies or to get more information on the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, contact the Transfer Admission office at [email protected].

Service Scholarships

Child of a Police Officer Service Award*
St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years (first time freshman) or up to three years (transfer students) of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of police officers within the United States. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a police officer (full-time active service, retired, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior or new transfer student planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2020 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.

Child of Firefighter Service Award*
St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of firefighters within the United States. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a fire department member (full-time active service, retired, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2020 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.

Child of Military Service-Members Award*
St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous (first time freshman) or up to three years (transfer students), full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of United States Military service members. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a United States Military service member (full-time active service, veteran, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior or new transfer student planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2020 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.

*St. John’s University created the service awards to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, a United States Police Department, and a United States Fire Department who dedicate their lives to the service of others. Please note that students are limited to one service award, and the University reserves the right to request proof of eligibility. Service awards are applicable to domestic students.

Legacy Award

First time freshmen and new transfer students entering St. John’s in the fall of 2020 will automatically be considered for this award when they indicate on their admission application that their grandparents, parents or siblings received a degree from St. John’s University prior to June 2020. Eligible students are limited to one legacy award. The University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment at St. John’s. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 15, 2020. This award is applicable to domestic and international students. The University reserves the right to request proof of eligibility.

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 the SoLII staff at 631-851-6847 or [email protected].

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

Queens Campus
Tel: 718-990-3372
Fax: 718-990-2096

Staten Island Campus
[email protected]
Tel 718-390-4500