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Newman Transfer Academic (Merit) Scholarships



Newman's academic transfer scholarships range in value from $10,000 to $14,000, and the scholarship awarded depends on a holistic review of the academic achievement of each student at all previously attended institutions. This award is renewable for up to four semesters and can be used for Fall and Spring semesters only.

No application is required; all applicants are automatically considered for Newman academic transfer scholarships at the time their application is reviewed, and students will be notified of any scholarships awarded in their letter of acceptance.

For those who qualify, one of the following transfer scholarships below may be stackable with the Newman Transfer Academic Scholarship:

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


Phi Theta Kappa honor society offers the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship for community college transfer students, international transfer students, and other transfer students.

Newman University recognizes Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members by awarding this transfer scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. Recipients must be members of Phi Theta Kappa prior to enrollment at Newman University, be on track to graduate with Associate of Arts/Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science, be a first time transfer student, and be Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree seeking. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa will be validated by review of official community college transcripts. The student must enroll at Newman University for the semester immediately following completion of Associate's Degree. This transfer scholarship is renewable for up to four semesters (available for fall and spring semesters only), and the student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative Newman GPA.

Community College Associate Degree Incentive Scholarship


community college transfer scholarship

First time transfer students who have completed a two-year degree from an accredited community/technical college are eligible to receive an additional transfer scholarship in recognition of their Associate's degree completion. Students must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in the semester immediately following completion of their Associates degree to qualify. This scholarship is not available for students who have already earned a Bachelor's degree. This award is renewable for up to four semesters and can be used for Fall and Spring semesters only.

Larry & Robbi C. Heck Endowed Scholarship in Sociology


Larry & Robbi Heck established this scholarship to provide financial aid for freshmen or transfer students who are interested in majoring in sociology in Newman University.

In 1987, former Director of Financial Aid and long-time Professor of Sociology, Dr. C. Larry Heck, and his wife, Robbi Heck, a 1976 graduate of Kansas Newman College, established this scholarship in an effort to assist students majoring in the area of sociology with the cost of schooling. Click here to learn more about the Hecks and their establishment of this scholarship!

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, incoming freshmen or transfer students must complete an application for admission to Newman University, have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and indicate their plan to major in sociology by listing it as the first major on their application for admission.

Eligible students must complete the online application (see link below), respond to two 75-100 word essay prompts (see link below), apply for financial aid via the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and demonstrate unmet need, and, if awarded, enroll full-time. One scholarship of up to $1,500 will be awarded each year and is renewable for 4 years if the students maintains a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, continues to enroll as a full-time student, and makes satisfactory progress toward a degree in Sociology, with Sociology as their first major.

The final deadline to apply for this scholarship for Fall 2019 is May 1, 2019. Eligible students must apply and be accepted to the university, as well as apply and submit all supplemental documentation for the scholarship by this date to be given full consideration.


Dual Advising Scholarship


The Dual Advising scholarship is a community college transfer scholarship and one of the transfer scholarships for international students

The Dual Advising Scholarship is a transfer scholarship available to students who are transferring from a regionally accredited community college or technical school in any state and who apply for and are accepted into our Dual Advising program one or two semesters prior to their anticipated enrollment term at Newman. Transfer students must apply and be accepted to the Dual Advising Program at least one to two semesters prior to attending classes at Newman University. The transfer scholarship will be awarded when students are offered admission. These awards are renewable for up to four semesters and can be used for Fall and Spring semesters only.

For more information about the Dual Advising Program, visit the Dual Advising page.

Art, Theatre and Music Scholarships

Up to $13,000

The Art, Theatre and Music Scholarship is available also as a community college transfer scholarship or transfer scholarships for international students

Students entering Newman’s Art and Theatre programs as Art or Theatre majors qualify to receive Art/Theatre scholarships based on academic criteria as well as an audition for theatre or a portfolio review for art. Art and Theatre Scholarships range in value from $9,000-$13,000, which replaces any previously-awarded academic scholarship, and are renewable for 8 consecutive semesters as long as the student continues to major in Art or Theatre an continues to enroll as a full time student. Before scheduling your audition or portfolio review, please apply to Newman University and gain acceptance. Upon acceptance, please contact your admissions counselor or the Art Director or Theatre Director.

Music offers are stackable scholarships valued up to $2,000 annually and based on auditions for students interested in participating in Music as a minor. To set up an audition for Music, please contact your admissions counselor or the Music Program Director.

Stacking may be limited depending on other scholarships awarded. Please contact the Office of Admissions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your admissions counselor to set up an audition or to submit an art portfolio.

Most transfer scholarships are renewable for up to four semesters, and need-based institutional aid is available to high-need students in addition to merit-based scholarships. Some of the transfer scholarships listed below may be stackable with others, and some may not. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.