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Transfer Scholarships

Capital University has a number of tuition-based scholarships for students considering transfer. Here are the requirements for our scholarships:

  • Our merit scholarships and grant awards are renewable as long as the academic criteria are met. 
  • Scholarship awards are for full-time students seeking their first undergraduate degree. 
  • All awards may be applied to a maximum of eight full-time semesters, fall and spring only.

Did you know that 99% of transfer students receive a merit award?

Cumulative College GPA Offer
3.75 & Higher $25,000
3.50 - 3.74 $24,000
3.00 - 3.49 $23,000
2.99 and Below $20,000

Merit Awards for Transfer Students

The Main Street Scholarship

The Main Street Scholarship promises a minimum of $20,000 annually to all accepted, full-time, undergraduate students who are entering their first year of college, including transfer and international students. Every student who meets these criteria qualify for a MINIMUM annual award of $20,000. But that’s just the start. We have additional support that covers up to full tuition and undergraduate fees for high performing students with the greatest need.

The Main Street expanded scholarship may be awarded up to full tuition and term fees for Columbus State Community College transfer students who are Federal Pell Grant eligible and have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better. Learn More

National Merit Scholarship Program

Capital University will award the following to National Merit Scholarship students who attend Capital full-time and live on campus. Both awards are based upon standard occupancy rates. Contact the admission office at 614-236-6101 for details.

  • Finalist - Full room and board
  • Semi-Finalist - Half room and board
ROTC (Full-tuition with Room and Board)

Capital students can earn many different types and levels of ROTC scholarships. All are based on merit, leadership potential and physical aptitude. You can apply as a senior in high school or as a freshman or sophomore in college. Awards are based upon standard occupancy rates.

Sibling Discount ($1,000)

Discount awarded to each traditional undergraduate dependent full-time student whose brother or sister is also a full-time traditional undergraduate at Capital. The amount shown on the award will be credited to your student account by the Finance Office on a semester-by-semester basis. This tuition-based award is renewable if your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. It is available for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

Partners in Education (matching up to $500)

Awards are made to full-time traditional undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are members of participating Lutheran congregations. Capital University matches funds contributed by the congregations up to the annual maximum of $500. You must contact your pastor each year to identify your congregation’s level of participation. This award is not applied to a student’s account until the congregation's donation is received. Awards are matched for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years).

Lutheran Heritage Grant ($1,000)

Awarded to entering traditional undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are members of Lutheran congregations who identify themselves on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years).

Music Composition Scholarship (up to $3,500)

Scholarship available to traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory of Music composition majors based on composition portfolio and evaluation. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time composition major and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

Conservatory Performance Award (up to $10,000)

Audition-based award available to traditional undergraduate full-time bachelor of music or bachelor of arts in music majors. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you stay within your intended academic plan. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.