Anna Maria College Heart Advantage ScholarshipHeart Advantage

In the heart of New England – Anna Maria College’s commitment to transfer students is one of the most unique in the country!  Our campus puts you within minutes of the second largest city in New England. Home to 10 other colleges and universities and over 50,000 college students, Worcester provides opportunities for experiential learning with internships and volunteer activities. With easy access to on-campus housing and parking free of cost, you will attend a school near world-class museums, restaurants, theatres, historic sites, and much more.


Transfer Facts
25% of our students transferred here

  • 40% of our transfer students transfer attended two-year colleges
  • Generous transfer credit policy, with up to 75 semester hours accepted
  • Merit scholarships especially for transfer students up to $23,500 plus a housing stipend for those that live on campus
  • Available housing on campus with free campus parking


With our on-the-spot decision days, exclusive transfer orientation sessions, special merit scholarships, and on-on-one attention throughout the transfer process, we make it easy to transfer to Anna Maria. That means you can focus on your studies and achieve your ultimate goal: a valuable degree that opens doors in the job market.


The new Heart Advantage Scholarship is open to students at every New England community college.  It comes with a significant scholarship commitment too!   Those selected are offered a $23,500 scholarship. Eligible students will have earned an associate degree before matriculation at Anna Maria with a minimum GPA of 2.8.  Students are guaranteed admission to Anna Maria for the completion of the bachelor’s degree.


This scholarship is open to students entering all full-time, day, on-ground undergraduate programs in:

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art Therapy
Catholic Studies
Digital and Social Media Design
English Literature
Graphic Design
Liberal Studies
Music Education*
Music Therapy*
Studio Art

Video and Photographic Arts


School of Professional Studies
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Digital Marketing

Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-2)*
Elementary Education (1-6)*
Emergency Management
Exercise Science (Health Science)
Fire Science
Forensic Criminology
Health Administration
Health and Community Services
Health Science
Human Development and Human Services
Law and Society
Paramedic Science*
Pre-Pharmacy (Health Science)
Social Work
Sport Managment


The program is designed for the completion of the bachelor’s degree in two years; those majors marked with an asterisk (*) may take longer to complete.

The scholarship will be awarded at the time of admission to all eligible students (no scholarship application is necessary).  Preferred deadline for consideration is June 1 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission. This is a merit scholarship and does not require the student to file the FAFSA. Students interested in obtaining additional need-based funding are encouraged to submit the FAFSA before March 15 for the fall semester and before November 15 for the spring semester. 


The associate degree must be posted on the official community college transcript before the student matriculates at Anna Maria. The student is responsible for having the official transcript sent to Anna Maria College prior to matriculation.


Students will be required maintain good academic standing at Anna Maria with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average while attending the College as a full-time student.


Click here for a digital copy of the Heart Advantage poster.