Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarship Information

Coming to NSU in the Summer or Fall of 2022?
The Transfer Scholarship Application is now closed. New Transfer students for those terms will want to check back in December to fill out our Continuing Scholarship Application to apply for foundation scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. You can also visit our Outside Scholarship page for additional funding options. Out-of-State students will want to visit our Out-of-State scholarship page for more information on our non-resident tuition waivers.


Coming to NSU in the Spring of 2023?
Transfer students who will attend NSU for the first time during the Spring 2023 semester should complete this application. By completing this application, you are applying for In-State Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarships only. Foundation scholarships have already been awarded for this academic year however, you can complete our Continuing Scholarship Application to apply for foundation scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year when it opens in December. You can view a complete list of transfer tuition waivers and requirements below. Out-of-State students will want to visit our Out-of-State scholarship page for more information on our non-resident tuition waivers.

Application Deadline: December 1

Student must be admitted by the scholarship deadline.

SPRING 2023


Coming to NSU in the Summer or Fall of 2023?
Transfer students who will attend NSU for the first time during either the Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semesters will want to check back mid-December to apply for scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. The application will apply you for In-State Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarships. You can view a complete list of transfer tuition waivers and requirements below. In addition to these transfer scholarships, you may also be eligible for privately funded scholarships from the NSU Foundation by completing this application. Both in-state and out-of-state students are eligible for our foundation scholarships. Out-of-State students will want to visit our Out-of-State scholarship page for more information on our non-resident tuition waivers.

Application Deadline: May 1

Student must be admitted by the scholarship deadline.

Transfer Tuition Waivers

Scholarship Minimum College GPA Amount Per Year Duration
Phi Theta Kappa*1 PTK Member $2,500 2 Years
Tulsa Achieves*2 3.75-4.0 $2,000 2 Years
Tulsa Achieves*2 3.5-3.75 $1,500 2 Year
Tulsa Achieves*2 3.25-3.49 $1,000 1 Year
Smart Choice Presidential*3,4 3.8-4.0 $4,000 2 Years
Smart Choice*3 3.5-4.0 $1,500 2 Years
Smart Choice Part-Time*3 3.5-4.0 $500 1 Year
RiverHawk Transfer* 3.5-4.0 $1,000 1 Year

Scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on availability of funds and application receipt date. Students can only receive one of the above tuition waivers.

*Only in-state students, that are pursuing a first bachelor's degree, are eligible for these tuition waivers. Students must plan to enroll full-time (enroll in at least 12 hours at NSU) in order the be awarded a transfer scholarship. There is one exception to this rule: our Smart Choice Part-Time award. Students would need to be enrolled in between 6-11 hours in order to be considered a part-time student.

Only those applicants that are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society are eligible.

2 Only those applicants that have completed/will complete the Tulsa Achieves program are eligible.

3 Only students transferring from one of our Smart Choice partner institutions (CASC, CSC, EOSC, NEO, TCC) are eligible. 

4 Our Smart Choice partner (CASC, CSC, EOSC, NEO, TCC) president's will each nominate 2 recipients for these awards entering in a Summer or Fall term. We are unable to award the Smart Choice Presidential Scholarship to spring admits at this time. 

Are you an Out-of-State transfer student?

Please visit our Out-of-State scholarship page for more information on our non-resident tuition waivers.