Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships


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Transfer Scholarships

Students behind the Hughes HouseTransfer your unique style to the St. Thomas family! It’s easy to get lost in the crowd at many colleges, to be just a number — but not at UST. We offer support to make transferring easy. Our financial aid counselors will guide you and your family through solutions to make college affordable.

In addition to merit scholarships, the Monaghan Transfer Scholarship and the Celt Transfer Award are reserved for incoming transfer students. The University awards more than $11.6 million in grants and scholarships each year, and 80 percent of our students receive some type of scholarship or financial aid. UST makes transferring to receive a private education both affordable and accessible.

For more information, please contact your transfer admissions counselor. Please review the many scholarships available for your education.

University Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

Academically strong transfer students may qualify for renewable, merit scholarships based on your college GPA.

Completing the application for admission and being accepted to the University automatically makes you eligible for scholarship consideration. Early applications to the University are encouraged, as awarding begins November 1. If awarded a University Scholarship, the Office of Admissions will notify you in writing. Your scholarship will also appear on your award letter from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Scholarship amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000 per year. For an estimate, please use our Net Price Calculator: Transfer Student Calculator

Monaghan Transfer Scholarship

All UST transfer students entering in the fall semester will be automatically considered for the Monaghan Transfer Scholarship, if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Completed at least 16 transferable credit hours from a U.S. college/university.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher.

Monaghan Transfer Scholarship awards range from $10,000 to $12,000 per academic year and begin in the fall semester. Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. 

Priority Deadlines:
Spring Applicants: November 1
Fall Applicants: April 15

Celt Transfer Award

Transfer students entering in the fall semester are eligible to receive a Celt Transfer Award, valued at $5,000 per year, if their transfer GPA is between 2.50-2.99. Recipients of the Celt Transfer Award must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship

Transfer students entering in the fall semester who are PTK members will be eligible for an additional $5,000 scholarship. PTK Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. For more information, please visit the PTK scholarships webpage.

Transfer Admissions Counselors

If you have any additional questions please contact your transfer admissions counselor.

Amanda Jolivet | San Jacinto College, International students, and out of state transfers

Trai Hicks | Lone Star College and in state transfers 

Glendys Rodriguez | Houston Community College

Cathy Ruhnke | Nursing