Transfer Scholarships

Many four-year colleges and universities offer scholarships to students transferring after attending LBW. Students should visit each institution's website to review transfer scholarship offers, details, qualifications, value, and deadlines.  

Partner Institutions Automatic Scholarships 

LBW Community College is fortunate to partner with many four-year institutions who offer automatic transfer scholarships specifically to LBW students based on students GPA and credit hour completion. Students must inquire with the partner institution to apply for these automatic scholarships.

Auburn University at Montgomery - will award a SPAN Transfer Partnership Scholarship totaling $7,000 ($3,500 per year) to any LBW Community College student who has completed 45 academic credit hours with a 3.0 – 3.49 GPA. Transfer Scholarships are for face-to-face programs only. Scholarship information can be found online at Transfer Partner Scholarship - AUM.

University of North Alabama – scholarships of $2,000 of tuition value of traditional (face-to-face) courses will be extended to all regular, full-time, transfer students whose grade point average is between 2.00 and 2.99, who do not qualify for either Community College (3.0 with 30 transferable hours) or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships (3.25 with 30 transferable hours and a recommendation from PTK advisor). The scholarship will be an awarded rate for each consecutive course of the program, up to one years (30 hours) to complete their undergraduate degree. Scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship or discount and students may not have attended another four-year institution.  LBW students may be eligible for a Transfer Housing Scholarship if they are members of PTK and have a 3.75 transferable GPA.  Please contact Julie Taylor at 256-765-4680 or for more information.  

University of West Alabama- offers academic scholarships dedicated to LBW students with a 3.0 or better GPA ($3,000 - $4,000 per year renewable for up to 4 consecutive semesters.)  LBW students who receive academic scholarships will also be eligible to apply for housing scholarships ($2,000 for their first year, non-renewable) to assist with and encourage on-campus residency. Please contact Libba Baker at 205.652.3878 or for more information.

Partner Institutions Competitive Scholarships

Four partner institutions offer Presidential Transfer Scholarships to LBW students. For students to be considered for these scholarships, they must complete the LBW Presidential Transfer Scholarship Application and understand the nomination/selection process:

  • Students complete the Presidential Transfer Scholarship Application online at by February 12, 2024.
  • Applicants must have applied to the four-year institution and be able to provide their university ID number.
  • Applications are reviewed for credit hour completion and GPA verification.  
  • Four-year institutions are notified of our nominations, and they select/verify recipients.
  • Students are notified by the four-year institution of selection/non-selection mid-Spring Semester.

Presidential Transfer Scholarship Requirements and Value

Auburn University at Montgomery - AUM will award one full-tuition and fees scholarship to a new AUM transfer student from each Strategic Partners for Academic Navigation (SPAN) Community College who has completed 45 academic credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The recipients must maintain full-time enrollment, a 3.0 AUM GPA, and participate in AUM’s Transfer Ambassador program to sustain their scholarship through graduation.

The University of Alabama – this scholarship covers the cost of tuition (for up to four semesters). It will be awarded to at least one student at LBW who has completed at least 45 transferable credit hours toward a non-technical associate degree at the end of the fall 2023 semester. The minimum GPA requirement to be considered is 3.5, and the student must submit their admissions application and all required admission documents to The University of Alabama by February 9.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham – UAB is pleased to offer two outstanding LBW students a UAB Presidential Scholarship. The Transfer Presidential Scholarship provides $6,000 per semester for 4 semesters ($12,000 annually; fall and spring semesters only) beginning Fall 2024. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, complete 45 transferable credit hours, and cannot have any 4-year institution credit (exception: courses taken while enrolled in high school). The student must be a US citizen or permanent resident and willing to assist with transfer recruitment events and efforts as a transfer representative for UAB.

Troy University - The scholarship will provide $6,000 per semester for four semesters (fall and spring only; $12,000 per academic year) and is renewable annually for two years. The student must have earned a minimum of 45 transferable credit hours within the Alabama Community College Systemand have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Applicants who wish to be considered must meet GPA requirements, have completed an admission and scholarship application to the transferring school, and plan on enrolling at that school for the Fall 2024 term. The deadline to complete the online Presidential Transfer Scholarship Application is February 12, 2024.