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Transfer Student Scholarships*

Scholarship Name Annual Award Qualifying College GPA

Colonel Plus






Maroon Plus






  1. Students must have earned a minimum of 24 college credits
  2. Must maintain an EKU GPA of 3.0+ and be enrolled full-time to retain award
  3. Maximum award is for three (3) academic years (Fall & Spring)
  4. Students enrolled in 100% online programs are not eligible for transfer scholarships
  5. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for the transfer scholarship
  6. Only in-state students are eligible for transfer scholarships.

Out of state transfer students, from any U.S. state, benefit from the Out of State Discounted Rate. Students must enroll full time to get the discount.


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship

All on-campus transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter members in good standing at their current community college or who have recently graduated from the community college connected to their PTK affiliation are eligible to receive a $1,500 annual scholarship.  This renewable scholarship is stackable with other university merit based scholarships and out of state tuition discounts.  Recipients will be automatically added as auxiliary members of the EKU Chapter of the Tau Sigma Honor Society.


  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits prior to transfer
  • Have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA at time of admission
  • Be admitted to the university seeking a first bachelor's degree as an on-campus student
  • Present verifiable evidence of PTK membership by the published deadlines***
    • June 15th for Fall
    • November 15th for Spring
    • March 15th for Summer
  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and complete at least 12 hours each semester to be eligible for renewal



IMPORTANT Policies & Guidelines

- EKU Admissions must receive (1) your Application for Admission and (2) copies of all Official Transcripts by these deadlines. Students must make transcript requests from previous institutions at least 2 weeks in advance of these deadlines. 

     April 15 for Summer Session
     June 15 for Fall Semester
     November 15 for Spring Semester

- Transfer student scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those students earning at least 24 hours after high school graduation.   Awards are made based on the cumulative GPA at the time of admission to EKU. 

- Scholarship recipients are required to enroll and complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester while maintaining a 3.0 EKU cumulative GPA. 

-The scholarship can be received for a total of 6 consecutive Fall and Spring semesters.

- Students enrolled in a 100% online degree program are not eligible for transfer scholarships.

- Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for transfer scholarships.

- Scholarship notifications will be sent via email once decisions are made.