Merit-Based Scholarships for Transfer Students

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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. Transfer students will be considered for a full range of merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $24,000 per year.

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


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