Scholarships

Our commitment to accesss is instrinsic to who we are as a campus. At Rutgers University–Camden, you’ll find an internationally respected educational experience that is both accessible and affordable.

Please note that 2017–18 scholarships will be updated in the fall.

Commitment to Accessible Education

Qualified undergraduate students admitted to Rutgers–Camden may be eligible for merit scholarships. Graduate students may be eligible for fellowships and scholarships.

Undergraduate merit Scholarships (fall 2016)

Rutgers University–Camden offers merit scholarship opportunities for entering first-year and transfer students. These school-based scholarships are school-specific and are offered to eligible students applying to and enrolling in that particular school.

Merit Scholarship Criteria (fall 2016)

The scholarship criteria and award amounts vary for each school. 

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Nursing

The exact criteria will vary for each school; however, the Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students presenting excellence both in and out of the classroom. Due to a holistic review, the SAT and GPA will vary among recipients. Typically, the middle 50 percent for SATs will range from 1800 to 2150 and the middle 50 percent for the converted GPA will range from 3.7 to 3.9 (the middle 50 percent may be higher for certain schools).  

Academic Achievement Scholarship

Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Nursing

The exact criteria will vary for each school; however, the Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded to students with high accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Due to a holistic review, the SAT and GPA will vary among recipients. Typically, the middle 50 percent for SATs will range from 1750 to 2000 and the middle 50 percent for the converted GPA will range from 3.5 to 3.7. 

Meritorious Achiever Scholarship

Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business

The exact criteria will vary for each school; however, the Meritorious Achiever Scholarship is awarded to students showing impressive achievements both in and out of the classroom. Due to a holistic review, the SAT and GPA will vary among recipients. Typically, the middle 50 percent for SATs will range from 1650 to 1900 and the middle 50 percent for the converted GPA will range from 3.2 to 3.5. 

Merit Scholarship Evaluation Process (Fall 2016)

There is no additional application required to be considered for a Camden school-based merit scholarship. All students who apply to Rutgers–Camden and complete their admission application by the designated deadlines will be considered. Students who fall within our scholarship parameters will be identified and submitted for review by the scholarship committee. The committee will make final selections based on the following.

First-Year Applicants

Academic achievement, converted high school GPA, level of course work, grade trend, test scores, activities, essay, major to which they are applying, and the competitiveness of the current applicant pool.

Transfer Applicants

Academic achievement, grade trend, courses taken, cumulative college GPA, credit hours completed, major to which they are applying, and the competitiveness of the current applicant pool.

Scholarships are competitive and not every student who falls within the parameters will be awarded a scholarship.

Priority Consideration

First-Year Students

The first-year scholarship committee will meet several times during the application cycle to award merit scholarships. For priority consideration, the admission application and all supporting documents must be received by Feb. 1, 2016. If funds remain available, scholarships may be awarded to eligible students applying after that date.

Transfer Students

The scholarship committee for transfer students meets several times during the application cycle to award merit scholarships. For priority consideration, the admission application and all supporting documents must be received by March 1, 2016. If funds remain available, scholarships may be awarded to eligible students applying after that date. Transcripts from all schools attended must be received in order to be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarship Reply Date

In order to secure a Rutgers–Camden school-based scholarship, students who are awarded any of the above scholarships must accept their offer of admission and thus their merit-based scholarship by May 1, 2016.

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Financial Aid

In addition to scholarships, students may be eligible for need-based aid. See more information about how to apply for federal financial aid.   

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office.

Call us at 856-225-6104 or email admissions@camden.rutgers.edu. We’re here to answer questions 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

The Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions is located within the center of campus at 406 Penn Street, Camden, New Jersey, 08102-1400.