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Scholarship Opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences


Scholarships for First-Year Students

Incoming Fall 2015

As part of the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers University–Camden is strongly committed to providing college access to a diverse range of students. We are especially dedicated to supporting students with limited resources. This year we have a minimum of $300,000 available for need and merit based scholarships.

Completing your FAFSA and college application is the first necessary step in qualifying for scholarship funding. Please complete and submit your college application and FAFSA (Federal School Code: 002629) as soon as possible. Apply now at admissions.rutgers.edu.  

Submitting your FAFSA and application before March 1 ensures full consideration for merit and need based scholarship funding.

Rutgers University–Camden
First Year Scholarship Awards

 Minimum Award Levels 
Based on Merit Index*

In-State

Out of State

Academic Excellence Award

$4,000

$8,000 

Academic Achievement Award

$3,500

 $7,000

Meritorious Achiever Award

$2,000

$4,000

Leadership Institute Award

$1,000

$2,000

 *Students may qualify for additional scholarship support based on financial need.

University-Wide Scholarships

University-wide scholarships are awarded according to more complex criteria, including class rank, weighted GPA, grade trends, strength of the student’s academic program, and SAT and/or ACT scores. Some are based in part on financial need. Both in-state and out-of-state students are eligible for university-wide awards.

Deadlines

Incoming first-year students for the fall semester are awarded scholarships on the Rutgers University–Camden campus on the basis of academic performance in high school. First-year students who apply and complete their application and admission by the priority deadline of November 1 (early action) and December 1 are automatically considered for merit-based awards.

How to Apply

  • Complete online application for undergraduate admission: http://admissions.rutgers.edu
  • Pay $65 application fee that is payable online by credit card
  • Submit Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Send college transcript(s) if you took any college courses at a two-year or four-year college
  • Submit SAT or ACT (with writing) scores submitted directly from the testing agency

Scholarship Awards for Transfer Students

As part of the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers University–Camden is strongly committed to providing college access to a diverse range of students. We are especially dedicated to supporting students with limited resources. This year we have a minimum of $300,000 available for need and merit based scholarships.

Completing your FAFSA is the first necessary step in qualifying for scholarship funding. Please complete and submit your college application and FAFSA (Federal School Code: 002629) as soon as possible. Apply now at admissions.rutgers.edu.  

Submitting your FAFSA and application before March 1 ensures full consideration for merit and need based scholarship funding.

Rutgers University–Camden

Transfer Scholarship Awards

 Minimum Award Levels 
Based on Merit Index*

In-State

Out of State

Academic Excellence Award

$3,000

$6,000 

Academic Achievement Award

$2,000

 $4,000

Meritorious Achiever Award

$1,500

$3,000

Leadership Institute Award

$1,000

$2,000

 *Students may qualify for additional scholarship support based on financial need.

Criteria

  • Minimum of 30 earned, transferable, non-basic skills credits from a regionally-accredited undergraduate institution at the time of application.
  • GPA from all institutions previously attended will be used to calculate cumulative GPA.
  • New transfer students only; first-year applicants and students applying for readmission to Rutgers-Camden do not qualify.
  • NJStars recipients are eligible for Rutgers-Camden Academic Achievement Awards. Recipients must maintain a 3.25 in the junior year to qualify for renewal of NJStars in the senior year.  
  • Recipients of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholarships are not eligible for Rutgers University–Camden Academic Achievement Awards.

Conditions

  • Eligibility requires full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester).
  • Award amounts are annual, divided between Fall and Spring semesters; awards may not be applied to Winterim and Summer-term courses.
  • Recipients must maintain, at Rutgers, a GPA of 3.0.
  • Scholarship remains in effect through the semester in which the recipient reaches 120 credits.

Transfer Students

You are considered a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who will have completed at least 12 college credits since high school and before your expected date of entry into Rutgers. (This total also includes college credits completed during high school.) Transfer students use the same application as all other students.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application at http://admissions.rutgers.edu and select Rutgers-Camden as one of your choices.
  2. Pay $65 non-refundable application fee or submit fee waiver.
  3. If you are a high school graduate, GED holder, or a transfer student you must submit a final high school transcript.  Transfer students must submit all college/university transcripts.

University-Wide Scholarships

University-wide scholarships are awarded according to more complex criteria, including class rank, weighted GPA, grade trends, strength of the student’s academic program, and SAT and/or ACT scores. Some are based in part on financial need. Both in-state and out-of-state students are eligible for university-wide awards.