Scholarships for First-Year 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. Below are the scholarship programs available to first-year students:

FASFA Application 

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

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

Rutgers Application 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: https://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. Below are the scholarship programs available to transfer students:


Current Students

Each spring, Rutgers–Camden offers several named and endowed scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000 to current students. Named and endowed scholarships are established through the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations. Many were created to honor or memorialize a favorite professor, a cherished classmate, or a beloved spouse. They are awarded annually based on the criteria set forth by the donor. Criteria include items such as living in South Jersey, specific major, veteran status, GPA, graduate or undergraduate, and having taken a break from your education for five years.


Graduate Students

  • Dean’s First Year Scholarships
    These scholarships are awarded to top matriculated applicants to our graduate programs and are determined by each department’s admissions committee and graduate program director. 
  • Dean’s Achievement Scholarships
    These scholarships are awarded by each graduate program to high-achieving, matriculated students continuing on into the second year or greater in their program. 
  • Dean’s Graduate School Scholarships
    This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to new master’s applicants who are out-of-state.  The scholarship covers the tuition cost differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition full-time students taking up to 12 credits per semester for up to 4 sequential semesters (2 academic years, fall and spring semesters only). Students are nominated by each department.

Learn more about Graduate Student scholarships on the Graduate School website.


International Students

  • International Chancellor’s Graduate Scholarship
    International students pursing a master’s degree can receive up to $14,000 toward graduate study. This scholarship is awarded at the point of admission to qualified master’s non-sponsored, international F-1 visa students.

Additional information may be found here. 


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.