Each year, the LSA Scholarships Office awards Two-Year Renewable Scholarships to transfer students entering the College of LSA from another college or university. This year we will begin reviewing international transfer students as well. These awards are made based on a student's scholarship application, their undergraduate admissions application, and their financial need, as demonstrated by their FAFSA and CSS profile.
Incoming transfer students admitted for fall term should complete the Two-Year Renewable Scholarship application (international transfer students should fill out the International Student Scholarship application) as soon as they are admitted to ensure they are considered for all LSA Scholarships they qualify for. Read on to learn more about our Two-Year Renewable Scholarships and the application process for incoming transfer students.
What does the scholarship cover?
The Two-Year Renewable Scholarship helps to cover the cost of attendance.
Amounts and Duration
Award amounts vary for each scholarship and are awarded exclusively to incoming transfer students. LSA Scholarships Office provide up to $15,000 of support for in-state students or up to $25,000 for out-of-state students each year. All Two-Year Renewable Scholarships are renewable for two years of undergraduate study, provided students maintain eligibility by completing their requirements each academic year.
Two-Year Renewable Scholarships
The Two-Year Renewable Scholarship application for the 2024-25 academic year is now open.
Please note: Our office will begin evaluating applications on a "rolling basis" versus waiting to review all applications after the hard deadline. Early determinations will be made and while there are no guarantees to awarding, the odds for applicants to be awarded increases with an early submission. Students who wait until the final deadline to apply may be disappointed to find that all of the scholarships have already been awarded. We encourage you to apply early!
To qualify for a Two-Year Renewable Scholarship, a student:
- Must be transferring into the College of LSA from an external institution or from U-M's Flint or Dearborn campuses.
- Must be an undergraduate admitted for fall term to a degree program in the College of LSA. Students will be considered even if they haven't enrolled yet.
- Must be enrolled (or intend to enroll) full-time (12 credit hours or more) each term.
- U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (i.e. posses a green card) must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid.
- Must have a FAFSA and CSS profile on file with the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) and must renew their FAFSA annually.
How do I apply?
Eligible transfer students should complete our Two-Year Renewable Scholarship application as soon as they are admitted to LSA. The application process has four steps.
Step one: Verify your Friend Account in Wolverine Access. Instructions to do this are below under the question: How do I verify a Friend Account? If you have forgotten your Friend Account password, you can reset it here.
Step two: Once your Friend Account is verified, click the button below and log in to the LSA Scholarships application portal by using your Friend Account ID and password. If you do not verify your account, you will not be able to log in.
Step three: Complete our general application. When asked which scholarship program you are applying to, click the box for the "Two-Year Renewable Scholarship."
Step four: Once the general application has been submitted, you will then be directed to complete the application for the Two-Year Renewable Scholarship program. Submit this application for full consideration.