Transfer Students

Academic scholarships are awarded based on your college and high school achievement.

Journey Scholarships

Every admitted student receives a $1,000 Journey Scholarship, made possible by generous donors. Central alumni, family and friends invest in you to pursue your dreams. Supporting students through the Journey Scholarship is a top priority.


Presidential Transfer Scholarship*

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved a 3.5 cumulative college GPA and completed at least 26 semester hours of college work.


Distinguished Transfer Scholarship*

This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved a 3.0 cumulative college GPA.


Central Transfer Scholarship*

This scholarship, worth up to $1,000, is awarded to students who have graduated from high school and have enrolled in and completed college coursework.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa. Awarded in addition to any merit-based scholarship.


Heritage Awards

These $500 awards are available to students who are the child of a Central College alum OR have a sibling who is a Central alum, current student or are members of the Reformed Church in America.


Scholar Days

Scholar Days give students the opportunity to compete for scholarships beyond what is awarded at the time of admittance. $500–$1,500 Scholar Day Awards are available to students who participate in a Scholar Day.


*Students may receive one of the scholarships listed.

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