Transfer Students

Bellarmine's 2BU scholarship is 'life-changing' for inaugural recipient

Student Success

Bellarmine is deeply committed to making an excellent education accessible and affordable to everyone.

That’s why Bellarmine has created a transfer option called 2BU that allows students from Jefferson Community and Technical College to easily transfer their credits with no application fee.

Students can start their academic journey at Jefferson and transfer credits to Bellarmine to earn their bachelor’s degree as well as graduate degree. It requires 24 credit hours and a 2.0 GPA from Jefferson.

2BU students enjoy a special, reduced tuition rate and access to many of the tremendous amenities and resources Bellarmine has to offer.

Every year, two full scholarships will be awarded to 2BU students, like the one Mandela Gapala received. Gapala was the first 2BU Scholar at Bellarmine University, receiving a full-tuition scholarship to Bellarmine in Fall 2020.

Gapala, who settled in the U.S. from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, finished his associate’s degree at Jefferson, with hopes of finishing his Bachelor’s degree. The scholarship paved the way.

“It’s been so life-changing,” he said.

The 2BU scholarship covers full tuition and fees and will be awarded based on merit. If interested in applying, contact us now to learn more.

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Located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.