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Scholarships at the School of Arts and Sciences

Alumni, parents and friends often support scholarships in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) in appreciation for the educational experience that Rutgers provides and to express gratitude for financial assistance they may themselves have received. Scholarships awarded based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of both are available to students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Nearly 175 of the over 250 scholarships in SAS are endowed funds, which provide support for students today and for generations to come. Examples of SAS scholarships include:


Featured Scholarships

These special awards have been created by donors who wish to foster a culture of philanthropy among recipients by helping to further their academic careers through financial assistance.

  • Hope and Victory Scholarship: four-year partial tuition scholarship ($5,000 per year) awarded annually to two full-time, in-state incoming students at SAS, based on financial need, academic merit, and commitment to service, and established by the family foundation of a grateful Rutgers University graduate.
  • Vanessa and Bennet Lopez Scholarship: awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need with preference to students from Red Bank Regional High School or any other high school in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Harry J. Riskin Scholarship: awarded to students who show a commitment to community service who also demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

Partial-Tuition Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships are permanent funds that open doors of educational opportunity for generations. These special awards support bright, deserving students, enabling them to achieve the level of success a Rutgers degree inspires.

  • Jerome and Lorraine Aresty Undergraduate Research Scholarship: enables outstanding seniors to pursue original, graduate-level research on a topic of their choice within their major.
  • Harriett and Robert Druskin Scholarship: awarded to incoming and continuing students based on merit and financial need.
  • Dr. Norman and Syril Reitman Pre-Med Scholarship: awarded to pre-med students based on financial need and academic merit.
  • Kenneth W. Carlson Memorial Scholarship: created to honor the spirit and legacy of a Rutgers philosophy graduate by several of his Alpha Chi Rho fraternity brothers, this scholarship supports undergraduate students with financial need.
  • George O. Scott Scholarship: established by family and friends, this scholarship honors the career of a geologist and successful family business owner, this fund provides financial assistance to defray the cost of summer field camp for students studying Geology and/or Earth and Planetary Sciences.
  • Juliana Ratych Memorial Scholarship: established in memory of a Rutgers graduate who was an officer in Delta Phi Alpha, this scholarship supports students studying German, including tuition and/or study abroad.
  • Scott Schertzer Memorial Scholarship: established by family members to honor the life of a Rutgers graduate who lost his life on September 11, 2011, this scholarship is awarded to junior and senior students planning a career in business.
  • Enrico P. Veltri Scholarship: for students studying the life sciences who have an athletic background and an understanding of the balance and commitment to be a scholar athlete.
  • Theodore C. Maraviglia Scholarship: awarded to chemistry students and established to honor the accomplishments of a first-generation American who majored in chemistry at Rutgers and enjoyed a 40-year career with the Food and Drug Administration.
  • John and Velma Mowbray Scholarship: established to support female economics students by a Rutgers graduate in honor of her parents, both of whom, although unable to attend college, instilled in their daughters a passion for higher education.

For additional information about scholarships for SAS students

Please see the main Scholarships page.

To learn more about donating to scholarships for SAS students

Please contact Tracy Elliott, Associate Vice President for Development, at 848-932-6451, or email Tracy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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