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Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

In order to be eligible for a scholarship award, a student MUST fill out their FAFSA application on a yearly basis. If a student were to win a scholarship, and not have a completed FAFSA application on file, the award cannot be applied. All students should fill out the FAFSA by May 1st each year to maximize their aid award.

Due date to apply is May 1st.

All students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid office at MassBay or the college of their choice for more scholarship and grant information. Below you will find information on scholarships available to MassBay students. Please read the criteria and application instructions carefully for each scholarship.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Search:

Scholarship Search:
United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search
Scholarship Search for Hispanic Students
Mass. Office of Student Financial Assistance

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships  

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

For more information please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Page.

Boston University Metropolitan Community Scholar Academic Scholarship  

Boston University’s Metropolitan College sponsors a scholarship program specifically designed to benefit students pursuing their degree at a community college in the Boston area.

The Community Scholar Academic Scholarship is awarded to students who have graduated from one of these community colleges with an associate’s degree.

A total of 25 recipients of this annual scholarship will receive a 50% tuition scholarship for up to 12 credits per semester while they complete their bachelor’s degree at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Those selected for the Community Scholar Academic Scholarship will be required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above to continue to receive the tuition benefits of the program.

Boston University Metropolitan College accepts applications for this scholarship each academic semester. Students are encouraged to apply early to be eligible for this award  

Please visit their website for more information and instructions on the application process  

UMass Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship

All graduating students with a 3.5 GPA or higher and who are considering UMass Boston are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship opportunity! This scholarship will cover tuition and most mandatory fees and one MassBay student will be selected to receive this honor.


April 23, 2018 at 5:00pm EST

UMass Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship Application  

UMass Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship Information Flyer

  • Exemplify the success of the community college system in accomplishing the educational mission envisioned by Governor Furcolo
  • Graduate spring 2018 with an Associate Degree
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Be a first time, full-time student enrolling for fall semester immediately following graduation from the community college
  • Nominated students may not have attended UMass Boston in the past
  • Completed application
  • Required essay
  • One letter of recommendation from a MassBay Professor

If you have any questions, or would like an application link emailed to you, please contact the Academic & Transfer Advising Center. Rhian Waterberg,

UMASS Dartmouth Transfer Merit Scholarship

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth provides a Transfer Merit Scholarship to high ranking students graduating from a Massachusetts Community College. This $3000 fee waiver can be used for exactly 2 years once enrolling at the University.

Applicant Information:

  • G.P.A. > 3.5
  • Award is pro-rated for part-time students
  • Priority given to students in Transfer Programs
  • Must apply for UMD admission and fill out the FAFSA form (only forms needed)
  • U.S. Citizen and resident of Massachusetts or nearby Rhode Island Communities

NOTE: Students who have previously attended UMD as a matriculated student are not eligible for this scholarship.

New England Transfer Association (NETA) Scholarship

The New England Transfer Association offers a scholarship to students currently attending a member school of this organization. MassBay is a member of this organization and eligible students are encouraged to apply. Must be slated to receive an Associate’s degree.
Due date to apply is May 1st.

  • Plans to transfer to a NETA-affiliated, four-year institution.
  • Demonstrates consistent academic performance with a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
  • Has successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (or equivalent) at the sending institution at the time of application. (Students must submit transcripts of all colleges attended.)


Candidates must submit the following materials:

  • Completed nomination form
  • 250 word essay
  • How will obtaining your Bachelor’s degree assist you in achieving your career goals?
  • College transcript(s)
  • One letter of recommendation (i.e. advisor, faculty)

Students apply for this scholarship must fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Transfer Counselor, 1 week before the deadline listed on NETA's website. This extra time is needed to forward applicant material to the Scholarship chairs at NETA.

For more information on NETA and this scholarship, visit their website at

Northeastern University - College of Professional Studies - Behind the Scenes Scholarship

The Behind the Scenes Scholarship was developed to support community college students who are completing their degree and are seeking to obtain their bachelor's degree. This gives community college personnel the opportunity to nominate a students who has been an impactful member of the community and would attribute and embody the College of Professional Studies core mission and values.

Students should submit the scholarship form to Academic Advising by the deadline.

Lesley University Guaranteed Transfer Merit Scholarships  

The College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies guarantees that you, as a transfer applicant, are awarded a merit scholarship if you are accepted for admission and meet the following criteria. Your eligibility is based on the strength of your academic performance as indicated by your cumulative academic GPA at your current/previous institution(s). The scholarships/awards listed below are available to students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents applying for admission for Fall and for Spring.





You must be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and have graduated from an accredited two-year institution


$14,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


Must have completed at least one semester of 12 credits at an accredited academic institution, with a cumulative academic GPA of 3.0 or higher


Transfer Merit Scholarship


Graduates with an Associates Degree from any two-year Community College in the United States are automatically eligible for Lesley's Community College Scholarship


$10,500 Lesley University Community College Scholarship


The Phi Theta Kappa Merit Scholarship and The Lesley University Community College Scholarships are renewable for a second year provided you remain enrolled full-time and continue to make satisfactory academic progress.

The Transfer Merit Scholarship is renewable for subsequent years of study provided you remain enrolled full-time and continue to make satisfactory academic progress.

Rhode Island College

Through the Metropolitan Tuition Program, students living within a 50 mile radius of Rhode Island College will receive a 50% reduction in tuition. Students will save over $6000 compared to other out-of-state transfer students. For more information on this program, contact Rhode Island State College Undergraduate Admissions.

Southern New Hampshire University

Regional Community College Articulation Scholarship is available to recent graduates. Additional funds are available for Phi Theta Kappa members as well. For more information click the corresponding link or visit the Southern New Hampshire University Financial Aid Website.