Student Scholarship Opportunities

Admitted students can be considered for scholarship awards each year. No separate application is required for scholarships, many have specific eligibilitiy requirements, and can be renewable provided the student maintains full-time enrollment status and meets the minimum academic criteria for each scholarship. Rutgers-Newark scholarships are renewable for four semesters for transfer students and eight semesters for first-year students provided you are continuously enrolled at Rutgers University—Newark.

The Rutgers 2022 application is open. Apply Here 2022

Through this incredible scholarship opportunity, I can now further my dream to support communities focused on building systemic civic engagement on health care policy.
Mussab A.
Neurobiology and Economics
I am passionate about ending police brutality and with my HLLC scholars program, I feel I am making a difference at Rutgers University–Newark and in the local community.
Chelsea S.
Criminal Justice

Rutgers University–Newark students have the ability to qualify and apply for scholarship support. Scholarships come from various programs both inside and outside of the University. They may have a variety of qualifying requirements for students in cooperation with Financial Aid. If interested, you should contact your school, college, or The Office of Financial Aid.

Below is a look at key scholarship opportunities currently being offered at Rutgers University-Newark:

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Honors Living-Learning Community 

The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) is a transformative college access and success program that fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented first-year and transfer students with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond. HLLC builds supportive networks among diverse students who desire to live and learn together.

  • Offers a “last-dollar” HLLC scholarship that covers room and board
    • This "last dollar" HLLC scholarship is offered to the student after all federal, state, and internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied
    • The scholarship is eight semesters for first-year students and four semesters for transfer students
  • Provides personalized faculty mentoring and academic advisement
  • Introduces the HLLC cohort to an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Exposes HLLC students to meaningful internships and research assistantships
  • Helps HLLC students with academic promise to realize their dreams

For more information, visit HLLC


Rutgers University-Newark Talent and Opportunity Pathways Program

The University has established the Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Program (RU-N to the TOP) that solidifies our strategic plan and commitments to boundary-crossing scholarship, diverse talent cultivation, and engagement as an anchor institution.  This scholarship enables us to build upon these commitments and recruit the most outstanding undergraduate students from the City of Newark and/or NJ County College Transfers (NJCC).

The RU-N to the TOP scholarship provides a “last-dollar” award. This award covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees. The award is offered after all federal, state, and internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied. The scholarship began in the fall of 2016 for students entering Rutgers University–Newark for the first time.

For more information, visit RU-N to the TOP


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Must apply by the priority deadline February 1st.

Phi Theta Kappa has named Rutgers University-Newark to its 2020 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students. 

This competitive transfer student exclusive scholarship award was created for students who are attending any of the 19 NJ community colleges and are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. If selected, Phi Theta Kappa scholarship recipients are notified by March for fall enrollment.

Criteria for consideration are specific so please review them carefully:

  • Students who are enrolled full-time in a transfer program at a community college at the time of application.
  • Students who are a member of their community college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the time of application.
  • Students who have completed 45 credits at the time of application.
  • Students who will be earning an associate’s degree in arts (A.A.) or science (A.S.)
  • At the time of enrollment must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 for consideration; grades from all college courses are considered.
  • Students must enroll directly from the community college, with no intervening enrollment at another institution. 

For more on Phi Theta Kappa, visit Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship



This university really fit my lifestyle. I transferred to RU-N after completing my associates degree and received a PTK, I commute to campus each day on the Rutgers Shuttle Bus-it works for me, my budget, and my future.
Jenny E.
Computer Science & Criminal Justice