2017-2020 Transfer Scholarships


Based on your academic record you may be eligible for one of the awards listed below. 

All new transfer students** who apply to NMU are automatically considered for the Wildcat Transfer Achievement Scholarship (see levels below). 
Non-Michigan resident students who apply to NMU are automatically considered for the Transfer National Academic Award. 
The Transfer National Academic Award can be added to the Wildcat Transfer Achievement Scholarship. 

Wildcat Transfer
Achievement Scholarship

College GPA Annual Amount
Level IV 3.90-4.00 3000/yr.
Level III 3.50-3.89 2000/yr.
Level II 3.30-3.49 1500/yr.
Level I 3.00-3.29 1000/yr.


Transfer National Academic Award College GPA 2017 - 2018 Annual Amount 2018 - 2020 Annual Amount
Non-Michigan Residents Only 3.00 5400/yr. 5600/yr.


**Minimum requirements: 12 or more college-level credits after high school graduation and a 3.00 cumulative college GPA.

Renewal Eligibility

  • Students may receive scholarships for up to 6 semesters, or until completion of first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
  • For the Wildcat Achievement Scholarships, students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 NMU GPA and full-time enrollment. Reviewed annually after winter semester. 
  • For the Transfer National Academic Award, students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 NMU GPA and full-time enrollment. Reviewed annually after winter semester. 
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requirements. 

Other Awards

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award: $500/yr. for Phi Theta Kappa members transferring directly to NMU from a two-year college. 

Non-Michigan Resident: Alumni Dependent Tuition Program: In-state tuition rates for non-resident children and grandchildren of alumni who earned an Associate degree or higher from NMU. See important details at nmu.edu/AlumniAssociation/tuitionprogram.

Talent Recognition Awards: Amounts vary for awards in art/design, music and theater

NMU Donor-Funded Scholarships: The award amounts, criteria and availability for these donor-gifted scholarships vary. The application period is usually in February. Learn more here

Non-Michigan Resident Active Duty Military and Honorably Discharged Military Veterans (and their spouses and children): Qualify for Michigan resident tuition rates with documentation of status. 

ROTC Scholarships: For more information go to nmu.edu/ROTC

Important Notes Regarding Transfer Scholarships

New transfer students who meet the criteria for a scholarship to NMU will receive a letter of notification regarding the scholarship. New transfer students who do not meet the criteria or do not receive the scholarship will not be notified. For the new transfer scholarships, students who may meet the criteria after admission but prior to enrollment at NMU (due to updated transcripts) should contact the Admissions Office. Upon review, if students meet the criteria, they will receive written notification regarding the scholarship they will be awarded.