As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers University–Camden is committed to providing an internationally respected educational experience that is both accessible and affordable. Qualified students admitted to Rutgers–Camden may be eligible for University- and campus-based scholarships.

UNDERGRADUATE CAMPUS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Rutgers University–Camden offers many scholarship opportunities for entering first-year and transfer students. Campus-based scholarships are school specific and are offered to eligible students applying to and enrolling in that particular school. The scholarship criteria and award amounts vary slightly for each school. 

There is no additional application required to be considered for a Camden merit scholarship. All students who apply to Rutgers–Camden and complete their application for admission 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 criteria.

Merit Scholarship Criteria

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.

Merit Scholarships Offered

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 3.8 to 3.9.   

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 3.8. 

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 3.4 to 3.7. 

BUDDING SCHOLARS AWARD
Offered by the School of Business

Awarded to students exhibiting academic promise and involvement 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 1500 to 1650 and the middle 50 percent for the converted GPA will range from 3.0 to 3.4.  

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 application for admission and all supporting documents must be received by December 1. If funds remain available, scholarships may be awarded to eligible students applying after that date.

In keeping with Rutgers–Camden’s commitment to help address the financial need of our students, a need-based Dean’s Award may be added to the academic scholarship. Eligibility for the Dean’s Award is determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as indicated through submission of the FASFA. To be considered for the additional Dean’s Award, the FAFSA must be filed by March 15, 2015. 

TRANSFER STUDENTS
The transfer scholarship committee will meet several times during the application cycle to award merit scholarships. For priority consideration, the application for admission and all supporting documents must be received by February 1, 2015. If funds remain available, scholarships may be awarded to eligible students applying after that date.

In keeping with Rutgers–Camden’s commitment to help address the financial need of our students, a need-based Dean’s Award may be added to the academic scholarship. Eligibility for the Dean’s Award is determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as indicated through submission of the FASFA. To be considered for the additional Dean’s Award, the FAFSA must be filed by March 15, 2015. 

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITYWIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Universitywide scholarships are offered to eligible first-year students. The scholarship criteria will vary slightly for each school and include the class rank, converted GPA, grade trends, strength of the student’s academic program, and SAT and/or ACT scores. Some are based in part on financial need. No additional application is required; all students who apply to Rutgers University and complete their application for admission by the designated deadlines will be considered. Both in-state and out-of-state first year students are eligible for Universitywide awards.

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FINANCIAL AID

Students may be eligible for need-based aid. See more information about how to apply for federal financial aid.