George Williams College

Transfer Scholarships

You’ve worked hard to get here. That’s why George Williams College of Aurora University provides a comprehensive merit scholarship program in recognition of all you’ve accomplished. We are ready to make our investment in you because we know that the GWC community will be better with you as part of it.

No special application is required for merit scholarships, so make sure your application for admission is complete. You’ll be notified of your merit scholarship soon after your acceptance to GWC.

Please contact your admission counselor with any questions.

Transfer Merit Scholarships

Transfer students are eligible for merit scholarships based on their academic merit. These scholarships are renewable for transfer students who maintain full-time status and meet the required renewable cumulative GPA at each scholarship level during their undergraduate career.

The following scholarships and grants are available for full-time transfer students entering the university during the 2022-2023 academic year to pursue their first undergraduate degree. Students starting in the spring semester should contact their admission counselor about scholarships.

Scholarship Name Annual Amount Renewable GPA
GWC Presidential Transfer Scholarship $10,000 3.00
GWC Deans' Transfer Scholarship $8,500 2.75
GWC Faculty Transfer Scholarship $7,000 2.50
GWC Transfer Grant $4,000 2.00

George Williams College scholarships and awards will be awarded based on the availability of funds. We recommend that you apply for admission and submit all documentation as early as possible. Institutional awards cannot exceed the overall cost of tuition and fees. All scholarship and grant amounts listed are for the academic year; fall and spring semesters. Please note that Degree Completion or AU Online students are not eligible for GWC merit-based scholarships; these scholarships are not applicable to graduate tuition.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Transfer Students 

Scholarship Name Amount Per Year
Phi Theta Kappa $2,000
Alpha Beta Gamma $1,500
Psi Beta $1,500

Phi Theta Kappa Member

  • Requires a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher from  all institutions attended, and active membership verified from your official transcript(s) or Phi Theta Kappa certificate prior to enrollment at GWC.
  • Renewable up to three years for full-time, transfer students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher at George Williams College.

Alpha Beta Gamma Member

  • Requires a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher from  all institutions attended, and active membership verified from your official transcript(s) or Alpha Beta Gamma certificate prior to enrollment at GWC.
  • Renewable up to three years for full-time, transfer students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher at George Williams College.

Psi Beta Member

  • Requires a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher from  all  institutions attended, and active membership verified from your official transcript(s) or Psi Beta certificate prior to enrollment at GWC.
  • Renewable up to three years for full-time, transfer students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher at George Williams College.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Full-Time, First-Year, and Transfer Students

In addition to the opportunities above, first-year and transfer students who are attending GWC full time are eligible for the following stackable scholarships:

Scholarship Name Amount Per Year
Advent Christian Endowed Scholarship Varies
Alumni Legacy Grants $1,000
$500 (part-time enrollment)
George Williams College Family Discount $500
McHenry County Scholarship $2,000
Visit Scholarship $500
Wisconsin Grant Up to $3,000

Advent Christian Endowed Scholarship

  • Available to full-time, traditional undergraduate students that are members of the Advent Christian Church.
  • Awards vary depending on number of applicants and availability of funds, which is determined in July.
  • An Advent Christian Endowed Scholarship application must be completed by applicant and pastor and submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1.

Alumni Legacy Grants

  • Available to children and grandchildren of alumni who have earned a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree at Aurora University or George Williams College.
  • An Alumni Legacy Grant application must be submitted to verify eligibility.
  • Please note: This discount does not apply to online or graduate students. It also does not apply if you are pursuing a second bachelor's degree.

George Williams College Family Discount

  • Awarded to undergraduate students who have an immediate family member* enrolled concurrently at Aurora University or George Williams College.
  • Each family member attending must be a full-time student.
  • A Family Discount application must be submitted to verify eligibility.
  • Please Note: This discount does not apply to Accelerated Degree Completion, Graduate, and AU Online student accounts. It also does not apply if you are pursuing a second bachelor's degree. However, students enrolled in a Degree Completion, Graduate, AU Online, or second bachelor’s degree program can qualify their family member in a traditional undergraduate program for the Family Discount provided both students are enrolled full-time.

*Qualifying relationships must be biological or legal relationships and include the following:

  • Sibling/Stepsibling
  • Spouse
  • Parent/Stepparent
  • Child/Stepchild

Note that additional documentation may be requested to verify the relationship.

McHenry County Scholarship

  • Awarded to any freshman or transfer student with permanent residency in McHenry County, IL.
  • Renewable for a maximum of three years.
  • Student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 semester hours).
  • Total scholarship amount cannot exceed tuition costs.
  • Students may be eligible for additional financial aid and scholarships.

Visit Scholarship

  • Awarded to admitted prospective freshmen and transfer students who visit GWC in-person on campus.
  • Renewable for up to three years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 semester hours).

Wisconsin Grant

  • Need-based grant awarded by the university in varying amounts.
  • Based on the processed FAFSA and financial need.
  • Freshman and transfer students with permanent residency in Wisconsin are eligible.

To find out more information on these scholarships or to begin the application process, contact the Office of Admission at 262-245-8564 or gwcadmission@aurora.edu.