The TRAIN (TRAnsfer to Interdisciplinary Natural sciences) Scholarship program is a competitive program that provides funding for transfer students from Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, and South Mountain Community College, in a variety of science and math-related fields. It offers valuable training and mentoring throughout your undergraduate career. Program participation will make you more competitive for outside internships, provide you with more in-depth training in your STEM field of interest, and increase your laboratory or numerical modeling research skills. This program is available for all School of Mathematical and Natural Science majors and STEM focused BAS majors within ASU's New College who transferred from GCC, PC, or SMCC. The scholarship includes $5000 a semester for up to 4 semesters (renewable if progressing appropriately), mentoring, and research/internship opportunities.
Student goals that include health care practitioner endpoints (Medical Doctor, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Nurse, etc.) are not eligible for this program.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1742038.
Requirements for Eligibility:
Preferred Applicant Characteristics:
Forms to download
If you have any questions, please contact:
What major should I pursue?
Try taking the me3 quiz to see how your interests align with careers and majors at https://yourfuture.asu.edu/me3. Note there is a teansfer-specific version of Me3 being developed, but it hasn’t been released yet.
Do I need to be on a MAPP?
Well before you plan to apply to ASU, it is a really good idea to get on a MAPP, which is the Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program. Most BA and BS degrees have a MAPP. Choosing a MAPP does not mean you are locked into studying that program forever; you can change your MAPP at any time with the click of a button. Getting on a MAPP provides you with invaluable ASU resources that you need prior to arriving. Students who sign up for the MAPP can:
What if I am in an AAS program instead of an AS program?
If you are in an AAS program, such as in Cybersecurity, you would transfer to the BAS. While there is no MAPP for the BAS, this transfer process is straight-forward, and allows you to bring over as many as 75 units, so long as you complete the AAS degree.
Can I choose any major at ASU?
To be a TRAIN scholar at ASU, you need to choose one of the non-pre-health majors in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, or the BAS. These are part of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, which is located only on the West Campus. You also might be interested in adding a minor, or a certificate.
When do I apply to ASU?
Apply as early as you can, taking into account your graduation date, ensures that you will be able to secure on-campus housing, if needed. This means that you need to be applying as early as January for a start date the following August.
How do I get help?
You can call an advisor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (part of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) any time, you don’t even need to come to campus. You can also email them at MNSadvising@asu.edu
If you need other assistance, here is how to reach out:
Anything else I need to know?
TRAIN is a needs-based scholarship. You must have a current FAFSA on file at ASU to be considered for the scholarship. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include ASU as your school (ASU's school code is 001081). For a complete list of steps: visit students.asu.edu/financialaid/apply.
Do you have a timeline of suggested steps?
-Take the me3
-Get on a MAPP if applicable
-Fill out the Transfer Guide
-Meet a with a New College Advisor
-Figure out when you’re going to transfer
-Meet with a community college advisor
-Meet with a New College advisor
-Contact your Transfer Specialist and come to a Transfer Friday
-Apply to ASU
-Apply for the TRAIN Scholarship
-Apply for additional scholarships
-sign up for classes