Transfer Scholarships

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A number of scholarships are available to MCC students planning to transfer from MCC to bachelor’s degree programs. The below scholarships are a great place to start. Students should also conduct their own scholarship searches.

*Please review all scholarship application deadlines and connect with the organization offering the scholarship for the most up to date information.

Middlesex Community College Foundation Scholarships 

The Middlesex Community College Foundation was founded to ensure that the mission of MCC to provide an affordable education to its students while maintaining its position as a recognized educational leader, innovative community partner, provider of creative international initiatives, and agent for economic growth and workforce development continued to grow and evolve.       

Please review the criteria and due dates for each of the awards.

The LEADA@Liberty Scholarship

Liberty Mutual Scholarship - Commonwealth Commitment

Liberty Mutual has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to offer this scholarship. The LEADA@Liberty scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in the Commonwealth Commitment program and are of African descent attending community colleges in Massachusetts. In addition to the scholarship, through the Commonwealth Commitment, students who attend college full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA receive a freeze on tuition and fees, a 10% rebate off tuition & mandatory fees at the end of each successfully completed semester, and a MassTransfer tuition credit in their third and fourth years at a Massachusetts state college/university.

Eligible students can apply at


AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award

This scholarship $5,000 award is available to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

You can find more details and apply here.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021 at 3 pm ET


Boston University's Metropolitan College Scholarship for Community College Graduates

Recipients of this annual scholarship will receive a 50 percent tuition scholarship for up to 12 credits per semester while they complete their bachelor’s degree at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Those selected for the Scholarship for Community College Graduates will be required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to continue receiving the tuition benefits of the program.

Eligible students can apply at:

Emerson - Next Step Emerson Scholarship

For students who plan to enter Emerson in Fall 2020, the amount of the Next Step Emerson Scholarship is $25,000 annually. Students must plan to earn an associate’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 from one of the participating community colleges by the time they matriculate at Emerson. This scholarship is limited to fall term enrollment and students must have a complete transfer application by March 15. Students who meet these qualifications will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Eligible students must plan to enroll full-time at Emerson College and complete their degree in five or fewer semesters. While enrolled at Emerson, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to continue to receive this scholarship. More information can be found at:

New England Transfer Association

Each year the New England Transfer Association awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to local transfer students.

2021 Scholarship Application Due: Friday, April 2, 2021

To Apply:
Note: A Google/Gmail account is needed to apply.

Scholarship applicants must complete all questions and upload:

  • Essay: How will your bachelor's degree assist you in reaching your goals?
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Recommendation Letter (i.e. from faculty, academic advisor, transfer counselor, etc.)


Northeastern University Community College Scholarships

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies recognizes the investment made by students in partner institutions through the Community College Scholarship. New, incoming students with an earned associate degree from one of these partner community colleges may be eligible for a scholarship up to $8,000. A FAFSA may need to be submitted.

Learn more about Northeastern Review eligibility requirements.

Northeastern University - Biotechnology A2M Scholars

The Biotech A2M Scholars Program is an accelerated pathway for students from their associate to their master’s degree in biotechnology. The NSF (National Science Foundation) has awarded Northeastern University and Middlesex Community College scholarship funds (up to $10,000 per year per student) to assist qualifying students looking to pursue their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in biotechnology. A FAFSA may need to be submitted.

Learn about the program and requirements.

For more information, please contact the Biotech Navigator at

Phi Theta Kappa

Students must be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) to be considered for these scholarships. Students should check with the four-year schools they are applying to, to learn if a Phi Theta Kappa specific scholarship is offered, and the deadlines and requirements for it.
Additionally, students can view the link below for additional scholarships.

Salem State University

Please click on the link below for Salem State University scholarship information

UMASS Amherst MassTransfer Scholarships

Please click on the link below for UMass Amherst scholarship information


UMASS Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship

The UMASS BOSTON Foster Furcolo Scholarship was established to honor Foster Furcolo who served as governor of Massachusetts from 1957 to 1960. He was instrumental in the creation of the system of public community colleges in the Commonwealth.

This is a two-year scholarship covering tuition and most mandatory fees to one graduate of each public community college in Massachusetts. The student must be starting their first semester as a full time student at UMass Boston in fall 2021. The student must graduate from MCC in May 2021.
Application is due on April 20, 2021.

Additional information and eligibility requirements are listed on the application form.

UMASS Boston Transfer Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is for students beginning their first semester at UMass Boston in Fall 2021. The Transfer Merit Scholarship is for new transfer students. It is potentially renewable for students who maintain good standing. The award ranges from $500 to $2,000 per semester.


Deadline: August 1st, 2021

The UMass Boston Osher Reentry Scholarship

Awarded to newly entering UMass Boston students who are returning to college after an interruption in study of five years. This five year time frame need not be consecutive. Osher Reentry Scholars will receive up to a $5,000.00 per year scholarship. The scholarship is potentially renewable.


  • Resuming college after a gap of approximately five years. This gap need not be consecutive. You may have stopped in and out of school, but should have a total of five years away from higher education and be eager to complete your degree at UMass Boston now.
  • Completing a first bachelor's degree
  • Not open to students enrolling in fully online degree programs
  • Looking forward to a significant number of years in the work force after graduation

To Apply

Fill out a paper application

Send the application to the Office for Merit-Based Scholarships at


  • July 16, 2021 for students entering in fall 2021


UMASS Dartmouth Transfer Scholarships

By applying and being accepted to UMass Dartmouth, you'll automatically be considered for the following scholarships:

  • Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship
  • Dean's Transfer Scholarship
  • UMassD Transfer Award

Please click the link below for scholarship details.

UMass Lowell Transfer Scholarships

Although not required for all scholarships, UMass Lowell recommends that all students fill out the FAFSA.

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Additional Scholarships


For further information on transfer scholarships, please contact Jane Fain, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs,, 978-656-3266 or Nick Cloutier, Transfer Counselor,, 781-280-3587.

Last Modified: 10/6/21