Building community, one partnership at a time
At Rowan University, we care not only about our campus and our students, but also the surrounding region which we are a part of and the rich fabric of cultural, religious and community organizations that comprise that region.
As such, we introduce Rowan Community Partnerships, to formalize our commitment to our neighborhood communities.
Community-based organizations are invited to join the partnership, which opens scholarship availability to their college-bound students who are a part of their organization. This program is open to incoming first-year (freshmen), transfers and international students.
Recommended students should demonstrate an exceptional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through their community-based organization and have exhibited this through experiential activities.
How to apply
Students must meet the following requirements: be a member of the participating community-based organization, submit financial aid requirements and maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain the scholarship.
Scholarship is available for up to four years, depending on the level of education the student has upon entering the university.
Beginning October 1 and through the March 1 deadline, students will complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application. Use the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application if you do not have a Social Security number (SSN) or if you have a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) number.
After you have submitted your FAFSA or New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application, establish a NJ FAMS account to monitor your state financial aid.
The awarded scholarships are a set amount up to $5,000 per year, up to four years, and can be combined with merit awards. The award amount is determined after the student is awarded any federal, state, and institutional merit based award that they are eligible for.
Students may receive assistance completing the FAFSA or New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application by attending Rowan University Financial Aid Boot Camp Webinar beginning on October 1, but before the March 1 application deadline.
Applicant Selection Process
- Community based organizations must have a minimum of 10 students apply (all applications are eligible for fee waivers) to award a minimum two scholarships and a maximum of five scholarships per organization.
- Students must submit an application to their organization (pre-approved by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions).
- Community-based organizations must submit awardees by April 1.
- All awards will be posted on students accounts by May 1.
In addition to scholarship awards, the Rowan Community Programs will:
- Invite eligible students to participate in Rowan University’s annual ASPIRE Leadership development Retreat.
- Provide opportunities for eligible students to participate in on campus experiential learning opportunities.
- Offer networking events, career counseling and insightful advising.