MassTransfer: Your way to maximize credit and complete a degree in Massachusetts' public colleges & universities


The Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) oversees the distribution of all state scholarship money. Contact OSFA to research statewide scholarship opportunities.

Some public institutionsGlossary offer scholarships for transfer students. A few of these scholarships are listed below, keep in mind that each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements and deadlines.

There are many other scholarships not listed; contact your transfer institution's financial aid office to discuss these and other possibilities.

Institution Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MCLA Presidential Scholarship $2,000 to $3,000, depending upon the student’s transfer GPA March 1
Salem State University Academic Transfer Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships Contact Salem State Contact Salem State
University of Massachusetts Amherst Some scholarships available. Visit the UMass Amherst website for details. Varies Varies
University of Massachusetts Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship and Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence Program Foster Furcolo: up to $6,200 per year for two years
Chancellor's Scholarship: up to full tuition and fees
Foster Furcolo: April 15
Chancellor's Scholarship: Spring: March 1 for Round I; June 1 for Round II
Fall: December 15.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship Fee waiver up to $5,000 Recipients are selected by Admissions Committee during application review process.
University of Massachusetts Lowell Community College Transfer Scholarship $2,500 per year for full-time students (pro-rated for part-time students) Contact UMass Lowell