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Financial Aid for Transfer Students


The following financial aid options are available to qualified transfer students who enroll in at least 12 hours of coursework per semester. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office

(Note: All awards also require completion of the FAFSA).

Briar Cliff Transfer Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: Up to $10,000 per academic year (Up to $7,500 if you live off-campus)
  • REQUIREMENTS: For first-time, full-time, daytime transfer students. You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA from previous coursework. To be considered, apply to BCU »
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards).
  • DEADLINE: None

Community College Graduate Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: $10,000 award (Cannot be combined with other scholarships)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must have an Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • RENEWABLE: For a second year, with a 2.0 GPA
  • DEADLINE: May 30, 2014
    Download Application (PDF)

Athletic Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: Based on head coach's decision
  • REQUIREMENTS: Remain academically eligible in the following sports: Men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field, men's football, men's baseball, men's wrestling, women's softball and women's volleyball.
  • INTERVIEW: Not required
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (based on participation) 
  • For more info, visit the BCU athletic website »

Fine Arts Scholarships (Art, Music & Theatre)

  • AMOUNT: Awards vary based on department chairperson's decision
  • REQUIREMENTS: Audition or portfolio
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (based on program guidelines)
  • For more info, contact the Financial Aid Office »

Roy G. Carver Charitable Trust Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: $7,600 (average amount, awards vary)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Available to Iowa residents who are currently full-time (12-hour) students at participating community college or university, and will be starting the fall semester of their junior year
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (requires re-application before senior year)
  • DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
    Apply here

BCU Annual and Endowed Scholarships

Briar Cliff recognizes students who have compiled outstanding records of scholastic achievement, displayed exceptional leadership qualities and/or developed remarkable talents. These awards will be given at the discretion of the appropriate department.  The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.
Apply here

Other Scholarships

Outside scholarship sources are also available, and students are encouraged to apply for them. New scholarship opportunities are posted every day on the Bishop Mueller Library scholarships page, so check back often!