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.


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, 2019 at 3 pm ET


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

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

Scholarship applicants must:

2019 Scholarship Application Checklist: due Friday, April 5th

  • Endorsement from a NETA member (does not have to be the person writing your recommendation)
  • Completed application form with the below documents uploaded
  • Unofficial transcripts for ALL colleges attended (if selected, the recipient must provide official transcripts before the scholarship can be awarded)
  • 250 word essay on how a Bachelor’s degree will assist you with achieving your career goals
  • Recommendation letter (i.e. from faculty, academic advisor, transfer counselor, etc.)

Download the application form


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 12, 2019. Review application form for more information.

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 2019. 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: July 10th, 2019

The 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 timeframe 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
  • Looking forward to a significant number of years in the workforce after graduation

To Apply

Fill out a paper application

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


  • August 1, 2019 for students entering in fall 2019
  • December 13, 2019 for students entering in spring 2020


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.

Salem State University

Please click on the link below for scholarship information

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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: 10/15/19