Transfer Student Scholarships

Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students Awarded in Fall Term

To be considered you must be attending a two-year community college, have a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0, complete an associate's degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum prior to fall semester and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • Transfer Student Maverick Scholarship Awards. Given to selected transfer students for their first year on campus, this scholarship is based on academic achievement and is non-renewable. Application Deadline, May 1, 2021 for Fall 2021 admitted transfer students.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded for one year. Students must be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at a two-year college. Application Deadline, May 1, 2021.
  • Workforce Development Scholarship. Previous recipients of a Workforce Development Scholarship at a Minnesota State community college may now apply for an additional year of $2,500 of funding at Minnesota State university, Mankato. To be eligible, students must provide proof that they received a Workforce Development Scholarship from a Minnesota State college, graduated from the college with a two-year associate's degree, and a transfer into a corresponding bachelor's program. Students must enroll and remain enrolled in an eligible workforce development program in one of the following academic disciplines: Health Care, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Transportation, Advanced Manufacturing, and Agriculture. Students must maintain 9 credits per term, 2.0 GPA and be a Minnesota resident. Preference for students with financial need but not required. Apply for a Workforce Development Scholarship.

For questions regarding scholarship opportunities, please contact the Office of Admissions via email or call 800-722-0544.

More Scholarship Opportunities

Departments and Colleges

At Minnesota State Mankato, many scholarships are available through individual departments, colleges, and programs.

ROTC Scholarships

Open to incoming and current students, the United States Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps scholarships offer 100 percent college tuition and educational fees as well as a designated book allowance.

Athletic awards

Minnesota State Mankato participates in all funding opportunities available to NCAA Division II institutions (Division I for Men's and Women's Hockey). Prospective student athletes should contact the head coach of their individual sport for more information. Visit the Mavericks Athletics website.

In-state Tuition

Non-Minnesota residents may be eligible for in-state tuition rates if you meet certain requirements. (This does not include students in reciprocity states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin or students in programs with one tuition rate for all students regardless of residency.)

In-state Tuition Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring to Minnesota State Mankato with 24 or more college-level, transferrable credits and a cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher qualify automatically to receive the in-state tuition scholarship.

Legacy In-state Tuition

If one or both parents graduated from Minnesota State Mankato, a student may qualify for in-state tuition. The application is available at Legacy In-state Tuition Scholarship.

For any questions on scholarship opportunities, contact Admissions at 800-722-0544 or email