Transfer Scholarships

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 Diane Parcella, Transfer Counselor,, 781-280-3628 or to Jane Fain, Transfer Counselor,, 978-656-3266:


New England Transfer Association Scholarship

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.

Student Qualifications:                      

  • Must be slated to receive an Associate’s degree by the end of the summer 2015 term.
  • Plans to transfer to a NETA-affiliated, four-year institution beginning in fall 2015.
  • 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

UMass Amherst is doubling the number of scholarships available to MassTransfer admits for the 2015-16 academic year.  In the past, they have awarded 15 Academic Honors Scholarships and 15 Community Scholarships.  They are now adding 30 Honors to Honors Scholarships, for students who qualify for and plan to participate in Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst.  Many factors will be considered in awarding this scholarship, including current participation in a community college CHP (if one is available) and financial need. 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.
  • The attached application and the required documents listed in it should be sent to a Transfer Counselor located in the Academic Career & Transfer Center in either the Bedford or Lowell by March 25, 2015.
  • 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 scholarship, 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
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • 15 earned transfer credits
  • Application not required

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA; full-time status; maximum six semesters

For additional information on UMass Lowell Scholarship opportunities please go to:


 Charter Oak Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates

Amount of award: $1,000 Community College Transfer Scholarship Application (PDF)


  • Demonstrated interest and success in online learning
    • Completion of 6 or more credits through online courses
  • Accepted at Charter Oak State College - application and credentials on file
  • Overall grade point average: 2.7
  • Nominated by an instructor, counselor or administrator at the attending community college
  • Provide a short essay on the benefits of online learning


Additional Scholarships 

Salem State Academic Transfer Scholarship

Boston University Metropolitan College, Scholarship for Community College Graduates                                                                                                                     

Clark University              

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

College of St. Rose

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Lesley University

Lynn University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

Plymouth State University

Rivier College

Southern New Hampshire University

University of New Hampshire - Manchester

University of Phoenix

Verena Stair Memorial Scholarship



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

Last Modified: 9/22/15