Merit Scholarships

Transfer Academic Scholarship

Samford University desires to reward those students who strive for academic success in their collegiate careers. The Transfer Academic Scholarship is an academic scholarship based solely on an incoming student’s cumulative collegiate GPA. Typically, competitive students show a GPA in the 3.30–4.0 range. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the selected semester, competitiveness of the class and other factors.

Recipients of a Transfer Academic scholarship are required to maintain a cumulative 3.0 Samford GPA.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Incoming community college students who are members of their institution’s PTK chapter are eligible to receive this award, provided they note their membership on their application, and provide proof of membership in the form of an invitation letter or email.

Recipients of a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship are required to maintain a cumulative 3.0 Samford GPA.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Minister Dependent Scholarship

Minister Dependent Scholarships are reserved for students who indicate on their application (submitted by December 1) that they are dependents of ministers serving a Southern Baptist or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church.
The Minister Dependent Scholarship recipient is required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on all coursework at Samford. Some scholarships are mutually exclusive and may not be paired with the Minister Dependent scholarship. Please contact your admission counselor for more information.

Samford Legacy Scholarship

Samford is proud of its alumni and seeks to recognize the heritage of the family by continuing the Samford tradition. This scholarship is reserved for students whose sibling, parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, and/or other relatives attended Samford.
The student is required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on all course-work at Samford.

School of the Arts Scholarship

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STEM Scholars Program

STEM Scholarships are reserved for high achieving transfer students who are interested in science, computer science or math.

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