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Scholarships

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to supporting students to achieve their academic goals. Through the generosity of alumni and friends, scholarships help to make that happen. 

Below is information about the scholarships offered by Student Affairs that are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, or student involvement. Please be sure to review the specific requirements for each one. Applications are now closed and will re-open in early spring 2023. Check individual applications for closing dates. All questions should be sent to Mary Ann Schrum, the Scholarship Coordinator, at sascholarships@echo.rutgers.edu. 

 

Alpha Psi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1997 to provide tuition assistance to Pi Kappa Alpha - Alpha Psi Chapter brothers, scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are Pi Kappa Alpha - Alpha Psi Chapter brothers. Selection is based on academic merit (50%), community service, and fraternity service (25% each). The dollar amount of the scholarship varies and is awarded annually to one or more students.

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Class of 1988 Endowed Scholarship​

Established by the Class of 1988 in 2013 to commemorate their 25th reunion, the Class of 1988 Endowed Scholarship provides tuition assistance to full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior year based on their commitment to community service. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average equal to or above 2.75. Preference will be given to descendants of Rutgers University alumni. The dollar amount of the scholarship varies and is awarded annually to one or more students.

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Colonel Robert Nugent Swimming Scholarship​

Begun in 2002 to honor Colonel Robert Nugent USAF '52 and a swimming letter winner, the scholarship provides financial assistance to students participating in the Rutgers Recreation swimming program. Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students based on academic merit and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Recipients must participate in the recreational swimming program. The dollar amount of this renewable scholarship varies and is awarded annually to one or more students.

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Dr. Cheryl A. Wall Memorial Fellowship​

Dr. Cheryl A. Wall was a longtime Rutgers University professor and prominent scholar of African American women writers. In a teaching career of nearly five decades, Dr. Wall championed racial diversity both in the curriculum and the classroom. This fund supports doctoral students conducting research in African-American or Black literature, Black feminism, or interdisciplinary studies.

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Ed Levy Scholarship​

The scholarship is funded annually from the proceeds of the Ed Levy Golf Open in honor of Edward Levy, the former Director of Recreation, and Associate Dean of Students, Cook College. Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students based on academic merit. Students must participate in any capacity in the recreation program at Rutgers University and have a record of involvement in the community and or student life service. The scholarship is awarded each year to one or more students.

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EEOC/General Motors Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2002, the EEOC/General Motors Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to incoming or continuing full-time or part-time undergraduate minority or women students. Scholarships are based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to General Motors employees, their spouses, and children.  The dollar amount of the renewable scholarship varies and is awarded to one or more students annually.

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Harriett and Robert Druskin Meal Plan Fund

The Harriett and Robert Druskin Meal Plan Fund was set up in 2020 to provide Rutgers meal plans for students who face food insecurities. Recipients of the Meal Plan Fund must have documented unmet needs as determined by the Office of Financial Aid or have experienced a change in their financial status, including, but not limited to, loss of a parent/guardian or loss of a job. Meal Plans are awarded as needed to one or more students.

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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Annual Award ​

Members of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Board of Trustees established the award in 2003 to ​provide general financial assistance to students who are members of a fraternity or sorority enrolled at Rutgers. Scholarship recipients must be full-time undergraduate students who are active members of a fraternity or sorority. Selection is based on merit, leadership, and community service. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two students.

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Lambda Chi Alpha Paul Y. Dudak Endowed Award ​

In 2021 the Board of Trustees of the Phi Zeta Chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity endowed the award to continue providing general financial assistance to relatives of the Phi Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students and is based on merit, leadership, and community service. One award up to $2000 is awarded annually to one student.

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LGBTQIA+ Endowed Leadership Scholarship​

Established in 2010, the LGBTQIA+ Endowed Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate a strong interest in LGBTQIA+ studies and community. Scholarship recipients must be undergraduate students in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.   The ideal candidates promote LGBTQIA+ rights by working to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and/or have worked to empower the LGBTQIA+ community. Recipients must be willing to be acknowledged via media photography and print. The dollar amount of this renewable scholarship varies and is awarded annually to one or more students.

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Long Corridor Asset Management Scholarship​

Xinjun (James) Tu, RC’99, founder of Long Corridor Asset Management, established the award in 2020 to provide financial assistance to students who are members of the Chinese Student Organization. Scholarship recipients must be full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. They must also be active members of the Rutgers Chinese Student Organization and be the first in their immediate family to obtain a college degree in the United States. A preference will be given to students who are employed part-time.  The renewable scholarship of up to $2,500 is awarded annually to two students.

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Mae Turner-Moody Scholarship

Mae Turner-Moody, DC’72, created the scholarship in 2021 to provide financial assistance to students attending Douglass College. Scholarships are awarded to full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Students must be enrolled in Douglass College and demonstrate active community involvement in or outside the Rutgers community. The renewable scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded annually to one student.

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Manuel Robinson, Jr. RC '54 Memorial Scholarship

The Manuel Robinson, Jr. RC '54 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 to reduce an incoming student's loan burden by providing additional scholarship money to fulfill unmet financial need after federal or other scholarship monies are awarded.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at Atlantic City High School with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and accepted as a full-time student to the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences. The recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The scholarship is awarded to one student over four years as follows:  $6,650 in the first year and $5,700 

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No Hungry Knights

Created by generous alumni, No Hungry Knights awards offer partial or full Rutgers meal plans each semester for eligible students. For students who demonstrate a need and are eligible to receive financial aid. Meal plans are awarded as needed to one or more students.

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Paul Robeson Scholarship Fund​

To honor Paul Robeson in 2004, the Rutgers African American Alliance created the scholarship to provide financial assistance to students to increase diversity within Rutgers. Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students based on academic merit and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to underrepresented minorities to increase diversity within the University. The dollar amount of this scholarship varies and is awarded annually to one or more students.

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Pryor-Garnett Endowed Scholarship​

The Pryor-Garnett Endowed Scholarship​ was established in 2017 to honor the dreams and hard work of Madora Pryor and Ellen Garnett, who were the offspring of slaves. They believed that future generations would achieve an education with prayer and hard work and not have to work in the fields in the heat or clean houses to provide for their families. Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Awardees must be involved in extracurricular/volunteer activities in the community. First preference shall be given to students enrolled in Douglass College and are residents of Gloucester County. Second preference for any student enrolled in Douglass Residential College. The dollar amount of this scholarship varies and is awarded annually to one or more students.

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RAAA Rites of Passage Graduate Scholarship​

The Rites of Passage Graduate Scholarship was established in 2020 by the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance. Scholarships are awarded to full or part-time undergraduate students based on academic merit and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.  Recipients must demonstrate enrollment in an accredited post-graduate program. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a Rutgers affiliated graduate program. Awards should be made at the annual Rites of Passage Ceremony whenever possible. The $2000 scholarship is awarded annually to one student on each  Rutgers campus; New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark.

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Contact Camden campus and Newark campus for more information on how to apply for their scholarships.


Will Power Retention Scholarship​

The Will Power Retention Scholarship was established in 2017, led by Frank McClellan RC'67, to increase graduation rates for students of color. The scholarship is named after an enslaved man named Will, who helped lay the foundation for the Old Queens building. Scholarships are awarded to continuing full-time or part-time undergraduate students. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The renewable scholarship of up to $2,500 is awarded annually to one or more students.

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