Scholarships

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.

Scholarship and funding resources available for SAS students include:

  • SAS Excellence Award
  • Financial Aid
  • Departmental Awards
  • External Sources of Funding

Incoming Students

Scholarships for all incoming students are awarded through the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions at the time of admission to Rutgers.

Continuing Students

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 Fall and Spring semesters;
  • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA (determined by the scholarship committee) established at the end of the Spring semester.  The minimum cumulative GPA for the academic year ranges from 3.5- 3.7.

Students are invited to apply for the SAS Excellence Award program based on the established minimum GPA. Invitations are emailed to eligible students by late May/early June.

For additional assistance, please contact the SAS Scholarship Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 848-932-2274.

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.

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

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:

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.

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..

SAS Scholarship Office: 

Office of Undergraduate Education
35 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
ph: 848-932-2274
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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