Why Join the Transfer Scholar Network?


We know transferring to a highly selective four-year college or university can seem like a long, complex process. It can seem unaffordable and out of reach. At the Transfer Scholars Network, we’re here to ensure you have the opportunity to continue your higher education journey.

Why? We (and our four-year partners) benefit from the perspectives and skills you can bring to their campuses. Being nominated for this initiative signals that you are among the best and brightest students in the country-and that you can thrive at any one of these institutions.

Through the Transfer Scholars Network, high-achieving Holyoke Community College students can access opportunities at colleges they dream about. Through this network, our students can build on their outstanding academic performance, talents, and achievements on their educational journeys.

Mark Broadbent and Irma Medina

TSN partners at Holyoke Community College

Where do we come in?

We connect you with admissions leaders at 16 of the most selective colleges and universities in the country, who can answer questions that may come up about how to extend your financial aid benefits, what makes for a competitive application, and what the transfer student experience is like. If you are admitted, know that our four-year partners will help ensure the experience is as affordable as possible, offering substantial funding support.

What are the benefits of being a Transfer Scholar?

  • You’ll receive personal connections with, and ongoing support from, admissions leaders at highly selective colleges and universities in the US.
  • You are eligible for generous financial aid and scholarship if admitted to any of these institutions.
  • You will also be eligible to apply for highly selective scholarship programs like the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • You’ll stand out in your transfer application by mentioning your participation in the Transfer Scholars Network.