Transfer financial aid

Fall campus w/students 2016

Entering transfer students are eligible to receive one of the following scholarships or grants. There is no additional process to apply for these awards, beyond successfully completing the transfer student application for admission.

Transfer Honors Scholarship- $12,000
Awarded to new transfer students with a 3.5 and higher cumulative college GPA. Students must have at least 23 quarter hours or 12 semester hours at the time of enrollment to qualify. A 2.75 GPA is required in order to maintain this scholarship.
 
Transfer Achievement Scholarship- $10,000
Awarded to new transfer students with a 3.0 cumulative college GPA. Students must have at least 23 quarter hours or 12 semester hours at the time of enrollment to qualify. A 2.75 GPA is required in order to maintain this scholarship.
 
Transfer Scholarship- $8,000
Awarded to new transfer students with a 2.5 cumulative college GPA. Students must have at least 23 quarter hours or 12 semester hours at the time of enrollment to qualify. A 2.3 GPA is required in order to maintain this scholarship.
 
Transfer Grant- $6,000
This award is given to new transfer students with a 2.0 GPA. Students must have at least 23 quarter hours or 12 semester hours at the time of enrollment to qualify.

Academic department scholarships

  • Natural & Applied Sciences Scholarship
    Students majoring in math, physics, chemistry, biology, pre-med or dietetics may apply for a $3,000 science scholarship. Qualifying students will be invited to interview for this scholarship which is renewable all four years.  >>> more information
  • Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship 
    A $4,000 scholarship (valued at $16,000 for four years) is awarded to the top student in a science, technology or math field. Recipient must be an Ohio resident.  >>> more information
  • Music Major Scholarship
    A $2,000 scholarship (valued at $8,000 for four years) is awarded to new Bluffton students majoring in music based on an audition for Bluffton University music faculty.    >>> more information
  • Music Ensemble Scholarship
    A $1,000 award (valued at $4,000 for four years) is awarded to new Bluffton students, not majoring in music, based on an audition for Bluffton University music faculty.   >>> more information
  • Art Scholarship
    A $1,000 scholarship (valued at $4,000 for four years) is awarded to new Bluffton students whose art portfolios are highly rated by Bluffton University art faculty. Portfolios must be submitted no later than March 1 for consideration. >>> more information

 

Additional grants

  • Mennonite Student Grant
    A $7,000 award (valued at $28,000 for four years) is given to new students who are members of a Mennonite congregation.
  • Community Enrichment Grant
    A $2,000 award (valued at $8,000 for four years) is given to new students from under-represented backgrounds at Bluffton. Students must submit an application for consideration. Recipients of this award are to participate in Bluffton's mentorship program  >>> more information
  • Alumni Grant
    A $1,000 award is given to new first-year and new transfer students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are part of Bluffton University's 13,800+ alumni. >>>more information
  • Out-of-State Grant
    A $1,000 award (valued at $4,000 for four years) is given to new, out-of-state students to help off-set travel costs.
  • Church Matching Grant
    Matches dollars provided by any Christian church congregation to a student member attending Bluffton.  >>> more information
  • Bluffton Opportunity Grant
    Awarded to students based on completion of the FAFSA form. This award can be added to the above awards. This grant is awarded based on need as determined by the FAFSA. Amounts vary.