The Impact Scholarship covers full tuition and fees for students of diverse backgrounds who display leadership, personal perseverance and are involved with one of Transy’s community-based partnerships. The scholarship is not stackable with other academic scholarships.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S citizen
- Have a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher
- Be involved in one of Transy’s community-based partnerships, including Adelante, YMCA Black Achievers, BMW Academy, Common Good, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and Pilgrim Baptist Church
- Be a student of color (African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian American, Native American or multi-racial)
- Be involved in extracurricular organizations (full-time or part-time work included) and/or community service
- Provide strong evidence of leadership
- Show evidence of having overcome difficult social, economic or physical obstacles to education.
To be considered, students must submit an application for admission, essay and a letter of recommendation from their community-based organization advisor, a high school teacher or a high school guidance/school counselor. Applications must be received by December 1. Those selected as potential recipients will be contacted for an interview.
Federal Student Aid
Filing the FAFSA each year is the most important step toward receiving federal and state aid funds (loans, grants and work-study) and aid directly from Transylvania. Virtually every Transy applicant who completes the FAFSA is offered some form of aid, with an average package of approximately $30,000 per year.
You can complete a FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 each year.
File the FAFSA using Transy’s ID: 001987
First-time Student Application
We’re so glad you’re interested in making Transylvania your college home. We have a committed staff of admission counselors who can help you through the application process.
It all begins with an application. A first-time college student is any student who has not been enrolled at a college or university. Students who have taken college-level or dual-credit courses while in high school are considered first-time students.