Financial Aid Office

Scholarships for New Transfer Students

New transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships once admitted to CSU. In some cases, where indicated, individual scholarships will require a separate application. The scholarships listed below are available to new, first-time (never before attended) CSU students, enrolled in a degree granting program and pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree. All students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration of all types of financial aid.

Eligibility for community college transfer student scholarships is based on the community college GPA and number of credit hours accepted by CSU. In certain instances, specific scholarships are awarded when a student meets the eligibility criteria as indicated by the donor of the scholarship. CSU reserves the right to alter scholarship eligibility criteria and award amounts based on available funding. Students will be notified by the University of any Scholarship Awards based on their meeting specific scholarship eligibility criteria.



Scholarships Amount Criteria Renewable

Honors Program -
Upper Division

$5,000 per academic year for up to four semesters. (Cannot be combined with Transfer Scholar Award)

Junior level standing by Fall of entry into program

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must complete honors application by February 28

Number of Awards: 20

Yes, must maintain minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Must participate and be in good standing in Honors Program.

Transfer Scholars Award $2,000 per year  for up to two consecutive years (four semesters) or $4,000 total
  • Newly Admitted Transfer Student from Community College
  • Transferring from Community College  with 30 + credit hours
  • Must apply by April 1st
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA at time of admission
  • Attend CSU full-time
  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Number of Awards: Competitive, limited number available. 
Yes, must maintain minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete at least 12 credits each semester.

Ruth Ann Moyer

Full In-State Tuition

Applicants must be an Ohio resident, non-traditional (at least twenty-five years of age) student, has accepted admission and submitted final transcripts by June 15. To apply for this scholarship, you must submit a brief personal essay telling us about yourself including your future plans, any challenges you may have faced and overcome, and what receiving this scholarship means to you. Please submit essays to: Dr. Ruth Ann Moyer Scholarship, Attn: Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. All information including essays must be received by June 15th to be considered for this scholarship.

Number of Awards: 2

Yes, must maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, satisfactorily complete at least 6 credit hours per semester and remain in good academic standing.

Academic Department Scholarships (scholarships based on academic majors)

$500 to $9,264
Full In-State Tuition ($4,632 for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)
Determined by individual college or department

Consult the academic college or department website for scholarship availability and eligibility criteria

Number of Awards:Determined by college or department


Choose Ohio First

A state-funded program aimed at graduating more students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)

$500 to $5200

Consult the Choose Ohio First website for scholarship availability and eligibility criteria.

For students in biology, chemistry, engineering, math, medicine, health sciences, nursing, physics, psychology, technology, teaching a STEMM discipline and related fields

Number of Awards: determined by college or department


Can be awarded in addition to other scholarship support (Honors, Freshman Scholars, etc.)

Athletic Scholarships (Division I)

$500 to $10,463[1]
In-State per semester
(1^ $4,632 tuition plus $5,831 room and board)

$500 to $12,024[2]
Out-of-State per semester
(2^ $6,193 tuition plus $5,831 room and board)

Determined by the Athletics Department. May include books, tuition and room/board allowance.

Students interested in athletics should contact the Athletic Department at 216.687.5119 or visit the Athletic Department web site regarding scholarships and NCAA aid eligibility.

Number of Awards: Based on NCAA regulations and requirements.

Athletic student contracts are issued one academic year at a time.