Scholarship and funding resources for SAS students are listed below. For additional assistance, please contact the SAS Scholarship Office at 848-932-2274.
Scholarships for all incoming students are awarded through the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions at the time of admission to Rutgers.
Scholarships for continuing SAS students are awarded through the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office. Students are invited to apply based on a minimum cumulative GPA. The invitation and application process begins at the end of each academic year, when an invitation email is sent to eligible students.
The basic amount for a School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Award is $1000; some awards in a larger amount. The selection process will be rigorous. To receive an award, an applicant must have not only an excellent academic record, but recipients must have a strong record of service to the university and/or the community, and must submit outstanding essays.
To be eligible for an invitation to apply, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Enrollment in School of Arts and Sciences in Spring 2017 and Fall 2017;
- Meet the minimum cumulative GPA established at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. The minimum cumulative GPA for the 2016-2017 academic year was 3.700.
Students are invited to apply for the SAS Excellence Award program based on the established minimum GPA. Invitations will be emailed to eligible students by late May/early June 2017.
The online School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Award application for the 2017-2018 academic year is expected to be available by late May/early June 2017.
Office of Financial Aid
The Rutgers University Office of Financial Aid handles all FAFSA-related matters. For information, go to studentaid.rutgers.edu. All students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA. If you have received financial aid, but want to be considered for additional aid, go to studentaid.rutgers.edu for information.
Academic departments often have scholarships to award to students completing the major in that field. For information, contact the Main Office of the department in which you are majoring. For a complete list of SAS majors, see the ad on the left of this page.
External Sources of Funding
Information about funding sources outside of Rutgers University can be found at the following sites:
- hesaa.org/Pages/StudentsParents.aspx (HESAA: Higher Education Student Assistance Authority)
- finaid.org (a free comprehensive source of student financial aid information)
- Listed below are just a few of the online databases containing a search engine of scholarships:
A useful book is The Scholarship Book, Daniel Cassidy.
Please note: This listing of external resources is provided as a courtesy for incoming and current students. These websites are not affiliated with Rutgers University.