Scholarship Opportunities

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We know that financing your education can be a challenge. That’s why Rutgers University-Newark offers an affordable education that includes scholarships, grants, and generous financial aid programs to ensure our students have low debt upon graduation. Scholarships are a form of gift-aid that do not have to be repaid and are awarded to admitted and/or continuing graduate and/or undergraduate students.

To the left you will find that we have included merit-based, school-based and external scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students, in addition to aid options specifically available for our undocumented students. 

"Merit-based" Scholarship 

  • A financial award based on merit (academic achievement) not on financial need. 
  • Awarded to first-year and transfer students.
  • Students do not directly apply for the listed scholarships. They are awarded to them at the time of admission.
  • Students who qualify will be notified.

"School-based" Scholarship

A financial award based on merit and/or financial-need (aka "need-based") that is offered by a student's school of enrollment, which can include: 

  • School of Arts & Sciences - Newark (SASN): Includes Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College - Newark (UCN)
  • School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) 
  • Rutgers Business School (RBS)
  • School of Nursing (SON)
  • School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
  • Graduate School - Newark (GSN)
  • Law School - Newark 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

Key Contacts

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249 University Avenue Newark NJ07102

Contact Center operates Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm

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