Graduate School-Camden Scholarships
Dean's First Year Scholarships. This scholarship is used to recruit new graduate students with exceptional qualifications and is awarded to top applicants in our graduate programs.
are recommended by the department admissions committee and/or graduate
director in collaboration with the Graduate School-Camden.
Presidential Fellowship. In accordance with Rutgers University's Strategic Plan's goal to strengthen graduate programs, President Robert Barchi established a new Presidential Graduate Fellowship. One Presidential Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming graduate student in a doctoral program selected for a TA/GA position. This award carries a stipend of $15,000 per year and is renewable up to three years. The recipient is named by the dean from among candidates submitted by program directors.
Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Award. Established in 1979, this award is named after Ralph Johnson Bunche, the black American statesman, Nobel Peace laureate, and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from Rutgers in 1949.
Bunche fellowships provide $15,000 per academic year, plus tuition remission, to exceptional full-time students with backgrounds of substantial educational or cultural disadvantage. To apply, check the appropriate box on the graduate and professional school application form. Only those applicants receiving awards are notified. The award is contingent upon acceptance into a graduate and professional school program and upon full-time enrollment. The application deadline for fall semester awards is March 1, unless the program to which the student is applying has an earlier deadline. The recipient is named by the dean from among candidates submitted by program directors.
Hazel Vera Dean Fellowship.
Awarded annually to graduate students on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. To qualify for consideration, a student must submit a current FAFSA application. No other application is necessary. The recipient is named by the dean from among candidates submitted by program directors.
Trustee Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. One Trustee Fellowship will be awarded to a student representing a diversity population and pursuing a master's degree likely to lead to a Ph.D. in the same field. The fellowship includes a stipend and tuition remission. The recipient is named by the dean from among candidates submitted by program directors.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).
New Jersey residents who are full-time students and who can demonstrate backgrounds of financial and academic hardship are eligible for EOF grants. Students who received EOF grants as undergraduates are presumed eligible if they fall below the maximum income parameters required for all recipients of this state grant. Graduate students who did not receive EOF grants as undergraduates, but feel that they come from backgrounds of financial hardship and wish to be considered, may write to the financial aid office for consideration. The grants are renewable for the duration of the student's degree work, subject to continued student eligibility and provided satisfactory academic progress is made. Students must complete the FAFSA form.
New Jersey State Grant.
Full-time graduate students who are classified as New Jersey residents for tuition purposes and who demonstrate financial need are eligible to receive a New Jersey State Grant. Amounts vary from $200 to $1,000 per year and are dependent upon available funds. Grants are renewable. Application is made by submitting a FAFSA. EOF grant recipients are not eligible.
Nonuniversity Fellowships, Grants, and Awards.
Some graduate students at the university are supported by fellowships funded by sources outside the university. Qualified graduate students may receive financial aid from many national, state, and regional associations as well. Each department continually seeks funds from outside agencies to help defray student expenses. Grants and awards of this nature vary each year. Students are urged to contact clubs; fraternal, religious, and national professional organizations; and local interest groups for possible aid through stipends and tuition credits. A student who receives any of these awards is required to notify the Office of Financial Aid.
Many nonuniversity fellowship and scholarship opportunities may be found on the graduate school website: http://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/current-students/scholarships-assistantships.