Transfer Scholarships

No separate application is required for our merit-based scholarships, but all students who would like to be considered for any merit award are encouraged to apply by June 1 for fall and December 1 for spring, and submit all supporting documents by June 15 for fall and January 15 for spring. Transfer scholarships are not available to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or are receiving discounted tuition through the CCRI-URI Joint Admission program. 


Transfer Merit Award

Preference for our highest-level awards will be given to students with:

  • A minimum of 24 transferable college credits (based on a semester system) in a diversified program of study.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.3.

Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee a scholarship—the overall applicant pool determines the degree of competition for these awards. Depending upon available funding, other scholarships may be awarded to students with a strong record of academic achievement who fall slightly below these criteria. Scholarships are renewable for up to six consecutive semesters, as long as the student maintains full-time, undergraduate enrollment and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

URI Narragansett Undergraduate Scholarship

The URI Narragansett undergraduate scholarship provides full, in-state tuition and fees for up to four years to students of Narragansett ancestry who have been accepted to a URI undergraduate program. It also includes an additional grant of up to $5,000 based on full-time, undergraduate enrollment. See eligibility criteria for details.

Eligibility Criteria
In addition to being accepted into an undergraduate degree program*+, students must have:

  • An official FAFSA on file and all verification requirements completed (the FAFSA must be completed annually during the students URI career to maintain their scholarship).
  • A tribal enrollment identification card or an official letter from the tribal administration that confirms membership through a direct family member (parents).

Additional Information

  • This award is in place of the $1,000 per year URI Indian scholarship grant. Students can still receive grants from the Rhode Island Indian Council.
  • Funding is available for up to 4 years, with consideration for additional undergraduate degree support upon review of the student’s academic record.
  • Recipients must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress SAP) standards toward completion of degree requirements to continue to be eligible for the scholarship and supplemental support grant.

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*For programs with special undergraduate program fees and charges, awards may be changed at the discretion of the University. The tuition scholarship amount is reduced by merit awards, the Hardge grant, and tuition waivers.

+ All awards will be reduced/pro-rated (including $5,000 award) if a student is enrolled part-time.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

Awarded to Phi Theta Kappa scholars holding an associate degree who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Additional eligibility requirements include:

  • Current membership in Phi Theta Kappa (documentation must be submitted along with your academic credentials)
  • URI must be your first four-year institution.
  • Confirmation of an earned Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) or an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA).
  • Scholarships are renewable for up to four consecutive semesters, as long as students maintain full-time, undergraduate enrollment and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Please refer to New England Regional Student Programs for more information.