Scholarships & Awards

Rowan University rewards academic success through an extensive scholarship program. Consideration is given to accepted students in the top percentage of their class based on SAT/ACT scores and GPA. In addition to the traditional State and University scholarship awards, many academic departments and organizations at Rowan offer scholarships. 

*Merit-based scholarships are awarded competitively and always contingent on available funding.

**Institutional scholarship funds will be applied toward direct costs including tuition, fees, on campus housing, and board for fall and spring semesters only. Institutional scholarship funds cannot be used to purchase Rowan Bucks that are not connected to a University meal plan. In the event a student has institutional scholarship funds remaining after their direct costs have been covered, the student will not receive a credit balance on their account nor will they be issued a refund check. If the University is unable to arrange on campus housing for a student, a refund may be issued to assist with the cost of off campus housing provided the student submits confirmation that the University could not accommodate them.

The Rowan University Scholars Program (no separate application needed)

The Rowan University Scholars Program awards merit-based scholarships to eligible first time students who will be enrolled full time during the fall semester of their freshman year at Rowan. To qualify, students must have a minimum cumulative high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math SAT score of at least 1220 (ACT composite score 25). Applications for admission submitted before January 31 will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility. Individual award amounts are determined at the discretion of Rowan University’s Division of Student Affairs based on the overall academic qualifications of the student, the competitiveness of the applicant pool and available funding.

Note: In order to be considered for an academic scholarship you must apply for admission and complete your application by January 31. 

Micro-Scholarships (Earn up to $24,000)

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Transfer Trustee Scholarship (no separate application needed)

Transfer Trustee Scholarship is awarded to students transferring to Rowan as full-time undergraduates. While special consideration is given to students from one of New Jersey's community colleges, all admitted transfer students are automatically considered for this scholarship. The Transfer Trustee Scholarship is worth up to $5,000/year and renewable, and is intended to support all educational expenses, including fees, but excluding tuition cost.

To be considered, you should apply to the University before March 1. Applications submitted after March 1 will be considered, based on availability of funds. The Transfer Trustee Scholarship is awarded to first-time students entering during the fall term. Students entering during the spring term are not eligible for scholarships.

Veteran and Dependent Scholarship

Rowan University offers and participates in a range of funding opportunities for eligible veteran students and their dependents. For the purpose of this scholarship Rowan University defines a Veteran Student as a student who is currently a member, honorably discharged or a retired member of the Armed Forces or National Guard. Eligible agencies include: Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines.

Veteran and Dependent Scholarship Application

International Student Scholarships

The International Student Scholarships are available to incoming undergraduate international students (freshmen and transfer) that have or will obtain an F-1 student status. Students will be automatically considered for the scholarship following their admission decision. For more information, please review the International Student Scholarship information