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The Akron Guarantee Scholarship for transfer students

The Akron Guarantee scholarship increases in value when you earn 30, 60 and 90 credits as long as you maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA).

BEGINNING WITH THE SPRING 2018 SEMESTER, entering domestic transfer students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree may receive the Akron Guarantee Scholarship for up to six consecutive fall and spring semesters - OR - until a bachelor’s degree is conferred - whichever comes first.

Who is eligible?

Students who transfer to The University of Akron with at least 12 semester credit hours, but not more than 90 semester credit hours, from another regionally accredited college or university and who have achieved a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher. This includes any student who previously attended UA, is returning as a transfer student and otherwise meets the eligibility criteria.

You must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s program on our Main Campus and continue in good academic standing.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship rewards your progress

Scholarship increases will occur once a year, at the end of the spring semester.

Your initial award will be determined by your college GPA:$1,500 will be added when you earn 30 credits:$1,000 more will be added when you earn 60 credits:$1,000 more will be added when you earn 90 credits:Total possible scholarship amount
(3.5 or higher transfer GPA)
$3,500 $4,500 $5,500 $15,500
(3.25 to 3.49 transfer GPA)
$3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $13,500
(3.0 to 3.249 transfer GPA)
$2,500 $3,500 $4,500 $11,500


When do you want to start? Submit your application by: Submit your transcript, application fee and other required items by this date: Pay the $145 confirmation fee by this date:
Spring semester (January) Nov. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 15
Summer (June) April 15 May 1 May 15
Fall semester (August) June 15 July 1 July 15


Questions about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship for transfer students? Call our Transfer and Adult Enrollment Center at 330-972-7009, toll-free at 1-855-828-7267, or

Bhutanese Community Scholarship

 Submit the Bhutanese Community Scholarship by May 1.

Beginning fall 2018, The University of Akron will provide scholarships for students who are Bhutanese refugees. Students may apply by completing the Bhutanese Community Scholarship application, which includes an essay detailing their Bhutanese heritage, community activities, and higher education goals. A total of eight scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded for the academic year. Students may reapply for this scholarship each year as funds are available.

Applications may be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by fax to 330-972-7139 or in person to Simmons Hall Room 202. The deadline to submit an application is May 1 for the upcoming academic year.

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