New scholarships available for transfer students from Aurora University
AURORA, IL – Will you be graduating from a two-year community college in the future? Maybe you just graduated and are wondering what to do next. Aurora University offers a host of scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help you complete your education.
For students wishing to transfer, the AU has launched a Transfer Merit Scholarship program to reward students for academic achievement and encourage them to continue their education. Transfer scholarships range from $4,000 to $10,000 and are available for the 2022-2023 academic year for full-time transfer students pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
AU also has scholarships designed specifically for transfer students from Elgin Community College and Waubonnee Community Collegeand AU is offering additional scholarship opportunities ranging from $500 to $5,000 to qualified students which can be combined for even greater financial support.
“Transfer students are a vital part of the UA community,” said Deborah Maue, senior vice president for enrollment and marketing at UA. “Aurora University’s supportive and student-centered atmosphere is one of the main reasons so many students transfer to UA to complete their studies.”
Each year, approximately 40% of AU’s incoming class is made up of transfer students. In addition to local community colleges, AU recruits from more than two dozen community colleges in Illinois and southern Wisconsin. UA also has partnerships with many community colleges that allow students to plan ahead to complete their bachelor’s degree in four years, similar to a traditional undergraduate degree.
Meanwhile, for students who want to pursue a second undergraduate degree, AU offers the AU Second Degree Promise award. This award provides a $5,000 scholarship to select students who wish to obtain a second bachelor’s degree.