2020-2021 Transfer Merit Scholarships
All undergraduate transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree and are admitted to Carson-Newman are automatically considered for our Transfer merit-based and affiliated scholarships based on academic information at time of acceptance; no separate scholarship application is required for these awards.
These awards are made without regard to financial need and are intended to recognize those students whose accomplishments show them capable of continued success at Carson-Newman University. Recipients are selected primarily on the basis of the strength of their applications for Admissions. The scholarship profiles described below are based on the college transfer GPA. Recipients will be granted the highest award for which they qualify and will receive official notification of their award shortly after acceptance to Carson-Newman.
Merit-Based Scholarships will be automatically renewed for the recipient’s applicable sophomore, junior, or senior year(s) at the college, provided that grade point average and progress toward degree requirements are met.
Pinnacle Scholarship- $12,000 per academic year, recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement in college. These students show extraordinary potential for future success and wish to make Carson-Newman their University of choice for achievement and success. Students eligible for this scholarship must have at least a 3.8 college GPA.
Elite Scholarship- $10,000 per academic year, recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in college and wish to make Carson-Newman their University of choice. Students eligible for this scholarship must have a college GPA in the range of 3.0-3.79.
Excellence Scholarship- $8,000 per academic year, recognizes students who demonstrate academic success and achievement and find Carson-Newman’s academic programs more fitting to their education goals. Students eligible for this scholarship must have a college GPA in the range of 2.50-2.99.
Merit Scholarship- $6,000 per academic year, recognizes students who have the potential for continued academic success in college and wish to continue their education at Carson-Newman. Students eligible for this scholarship must have a college GPA range of 2.0-2.49.
Eligible students should also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based University funds in addition to a merit scholarship. Undocumented high school seniors and DACA students should work with both our Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office on need-based aid that may be available to you from the University. Stateside students not eligible to file the FAFSA should complete a Net Price Calculator with income and have the results emailed to our office. Please note that the Net Price Calculator is not applicable to International Students seeking enrollment.