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Start here if you are interested in applying for scholarships.

Scholarships can help to off set the cost of attending the university. Whether you choose to attend Rutgers University–Newark, another regional university at Rutgers , or a university outside of Rutgers, it is important to start thinking about scholarships early. Scholarships are a form of gift-aid that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships can be awarded to admitted and/or continuing students.

Even if you believe you will not be eligible for federal student aid and funding, you must file a FAFSA to be considered for a scholarship. Merit-based scholarships have a need-based component, and a FASFA must be on file to be considered and awarded. For more information on institutional and external scholarships, please visit the pages below:



HLLC is a transformative college access and success program that fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented first-year and transfer students with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

Key Benefits:

  • Offers a residential scholarship that covers room and board
  • Provides personalized faculty mentoring and academic advisement
  • Exposes students to meaningful internships and research assistantships
  • Helps students with academic promise to realize their dreams

Note: HLLC scholarship is only offered for fall enrollment only. Click here for more information on HLLC. 



RU-N to the TOP program is a financial aid program that provides a “last-dollar” scholarship covering the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory school fees after all federal, state, and internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied.

Note: RU-N to the TOP scholarship is offered for both fall and spring enrollment. Click here for more information on RU-N to the TOP.



PTK recipients are notified by April for fall enrollment. Criteria for consideration are specific so please review them carefully.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students who are enrolled full-time in a transfer program at a community college at the time of application
  • Students who are a member of their community college’s Phi theta Kappa Honor Society at the tie of application.
  • Students who have completed 50 credits at the time of application
  • Students who will be earning an associates’ degree in arts or science by the time of enrollment and have a minimum grade point average of 3.8 for consideration; grades form all college courses are considered
  • Students must enroll directly from the associate degree-granting community college, with no intervening enrollment at another institution

Note: PTK Scholarship is offered for fall enrollment only. Click here for more information on the PTK Scholarship.

Key Contacts

Blumenthal Hall302
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

8:30am - 4:30pm Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri
10:00am - 6:00pm Wed (Fall & Spring)​

The Office of Financial Aid can assist with any questions in reference to Federal, State and Institutional aid.