Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

You are worth the investment

Wells Values

Transfer Students

Wells values what transfer students add to our community, and we show it by offering generous merit-based scholarships. Your Wells app doubles as your scholarship application, so we encourage you to share your whole story with us so that we can award the most funding possible.

Minerva Scholarship

Up to $10,000

Awarded to transfer students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Phi Theta Kappa

Additional $2,000

Phi Theta Kappa students (transfer students who are members of this two-year college honor society) will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship.  Proof of PTK membership must be submitted with admissions application.

President's Scholarship

Cayuga Community College President's Scholars only

Exclusive to President’s Scholars transferring from Cayuga Community College.

Transfer Honors Scholarships

Additional Award

Students who transfer from one of Wells College’s partner community colleges and who have taken two or more honors-level courses are eligible to receive this award in addition to the Minerva Scholarship. See the Transfer Student Information page for more details.

Wells College Community Pathways Scholarship

Additional $5,000

Students who transfer from a local community college, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and who participated in a dual-enrollment program while in high school are eligible to receive this $5,000 scholarship. This award will be combined with other scholarships to provide at least $15,000 of merit-based aid for each year of the recipient’s full-time enrollment at Wells College. See the Transfer Student Information page for more details.

Local dual-enrollment programs include:

  • Cayuga Advantage at Cayuga Community College
  • Gemini at Finger Lakes Community College
  • CollegeNow at Tompkins Cortland Community College