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. Questions about these external transfer scholarships should be directed to Jane Fain, Transfer Counselor,, 978-656-3266.


The LEADA@Liberty Scholarship

Liberty Mutual Scholarship - Commonwealth Commitment

Administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the LEADA@Liberty scholarship is available to students of African descent attending community colleges in the metro Boston area.  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 at the end of each successfully completed semester, and a full MassTransfer tuition waiver in their third and fourth years at a university.

Eligible students can apply at


New England Transfer Association Scholarship (pdf)

Each year the New England Transfer Association awards several $1,000 scholarships to students transferring from NETA affiliated community colleges to NETA affiliated Baccalaureate institutions. Application is due on March 17, 2017. Review application form for more information.

Student Qualifications:

  • Must be slated to receive an Associate’s degree by the end of the summer 2017 term.
  • Plans to transfer to a NETA-affiliated, four-year institution beginning in fall 2017.
  • Demonstrates consistent academic performance with a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
  • Has successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at MCC at the time of application


UMASS Amherst MassTransfer Scholarships

Please click on the link above for additional information and application.


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. Application is due on April 14, 2017. Review application form for more information.

Eligibility requirements are listed on the application form.


UMASS Dartmouth Chancellor’s Transfer Merit Scholarship


  • Eligible students are those who are graduating from a two-year college (public or private)
  • 3.5 or better Grade Point Average
  • Associate Degree completed by the fall semester of their matriculation
  • Scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters as long as students complete 18 credits a year and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average
  • Application for admissions and subsequent acceptance to UMD will automatically allow students to be considered. Recipients are selected by an Admissions Committee.


UMass Lowell Transfer Scholarship

UMass Lowell is proud to award the UMass Lowell Transfer Scholarship, an In-State scLholarship, to a select number of the most academically qualified admitted transfer students from within the state of Massachusetts.

Award: $2,500

  • In-State residency required
  • At least 24 earned transfer credits from the most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients are chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission
  • Award amount is prorated for part-time students

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; maximum eight semesters

Additional information on UMass Lowell Scholarship opportunities

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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:

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Additional Scholarships


For further information on transfer scholarships, contact Jane G. Fain, Transfer Counselor, by phone at (978) 656-3266 or email her at

Last Modified: 7/25/17