Transfer scholarships are awarded by Undergraduate Admissions to entering transfer students with an Associate of Arts Degree from a Florida public state college to recognize outstanding academic performance.
The Transfer Scholarship program includes:
- Ralph C. Boston
- Articulated Honors to Honors
- Cultural Diversity
- High Achievement
- Phi Theta Kappa
- All Florida Academic First Team
- All Florida Academic Second Team
This scholarship is awarded to exceptional transfer students who are accepted for a summer or fall semester by Undergraduate Admissions. If you are a recipient of any of the scholarships in this program, you are responsible for making note of the following.
The processed results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received at UCF by June 1 each and every year. To allow time for unforeseen processing delays, we strongly recommend you file the FAFSA no later than April 15 so there is ample time for the processed results to be received by UCF. To be given the greatest consideration of other types of financial aid you should file the FAFSA by February 15 of each year to meet the UCF application priority date of December 1 each year.
Students must enroll full-time (a minimum of 12 UCF credit hours) each fall and spring term. Dual or transient hours taken at another institution will not be considered in the hours calculated for full-time enrollment for the purpose of this scholarship. The only exception to the full-time enrollment requirement is granted to students during their graduating semester.
For the exception to be extended, students must provide a memo on letterhead from their academic advisor indicating:
- Student’s name and PID
- Semester graduation is expected
- Name of course(s) needed for graduation
- Name of the undergraduate degree to be received
If a student enrolls in less than six UCF hours during their graduating semester, the exception must be approved by the UCF Scholarship Committee. Students should submit their request at least two months prior to the beginning of their graduating semester to have a decision rendered before the beginning of the semester.
Receiving student may request a deferment for the purpose of taking part in activities that would interrupt their required continuous enrollment at the University of Central Florida.
A scholarship deferment request can hold the scholarship for a maximum of two semesters.
Acceptable reasons to defer a scholarship include, but are not limited to: military service, documented medical conditions, internships/Co-Ops, religious missions, etc. At the time of deferment, the student must be meeting the renewal criteria for the scholarship. A deferment will not be granted for attendance at any other higher education institution.
Students seeking a deferment must complete a Scholarship Appeal Form and submit a letter indicating the reason for the request, along with supporting documentation. The appeal must be submitted no later than two months prior to the start of the semester in which the deferment is being requested.
Failure to obtain approval prior to departure from the university will result in cancellation of scholarship.
Students must enroll full-time (a minimum 12 credit hours) each fall and spring semester. If extenuating circumstances exist that prevent full-time enrollment, students may appeal to the UCF Scholarship Committee. Appeals must be submitted prior to the semester in which the exception is being requested.
Failure to obtain approval to enroll less than full-time will result in cancellation of scholarship.
Academic progress is evaluated once per year after spring grades have been posted. In order to meet renewal requirements for the scholarship, students must meet the following each year:
- Initially enroll full-time (a minimum of 12 UCF credit hours) each fall and spring term.
- Successfully complete an average of 24 UCF hours for the previous fall and spring period.
For Example: If a student was enrolled in 12 hours for the fall semester and earned 9 hours, the student would need to enroll in and successfully complete 15 hours in the spring semester to have earned an average of 24 hours by the end of the evaluation period.
- Earned the required minimum UCF cumulative GPA by the end of each spring term. Summer grades and hours earned after spring evaluation may not be used to meet the scholarship renewal requirements.
- Grade forgiveness. Only the repeated course grade and hours will be calculated into the period under review.
- Repeat Checking refers to how the University treats classes that you have taken more than once. If you repeat a class, there are implications for your GPA and academic level (freshman, sophomore, etc). However, and normally, repeated classes do not result in additional credit counting towards the degree. For more information, see myKnight Audit FAQs
- The Directors Special Achievement Scholarship is a non-renewable one year (two semesters) award.
Transfer Scholarship FAQs
What are the various transfer scholarships awarded?
The Transfer Scholarship program includes the Ralph C. Boston, Articulated Honors to Honors, Cultural Diversity, High Achievement, Phi Theta Kappa, All Florida Academic First Team, All Florida Academic Second Team and Direct Connect.
How are transfer scholarship awarded?
Transfer Scholarships are only available for students graduating with an AA degree from a Florida public state college who transfer directly to UCF for the fall semester. There is a separate application for this scholarship program. Students can obtain an application at any Florida public state college. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for additional information.
How long will I receive the transfer scholarship?
A maximum of 4 terms or until graduation, whichever is less.
If I need to take time off from my studies at UCF, will I retain the transfer scholarship?
Possibly. You must submit a Scholarship Appeal and letter stating the reason(s) that you need the time away from UCF. The appeal must be submitted prior to the term(s) that you plan to be away. The UCF Scholarship Committee will review your request and render a decision. If you leave UCF without asking for the time off, you will not be reinstated to the scholarship program upon your return. Extenuating circumstances are the exception.
Can I use my transfer scholarship in the summer?
No, the scholarship is not available for use during the summer semester. It is to be used during the fall and spring semesters only.
Can I Co-op or intern and remain on this scholarship?
Yes. If you want to Co-Op or intern, you must let us know in writing which term you plan to Co-Op or intern prior to that term. We will defer your scholarship until you return as a full-time student the following term.