Scholarships, Fellowships and Financial Aid

DR. BIL LEIPOLD AND DR. JOE BERTOLINO SCARLET PROMISE GRANT 

The Dr. Bil Leipold and Dr. Joe Bertolino Scarlet Promise Grant supports undergraduate (part-time or full-time) SCJ students interested in social justice and changing the criminal justice system. Grants are awarded to high achieving undergraduate Criminal Justice students with demonstrated financial need.  

The Grant is the result of a generous donation from Drs. Leipold and Bertolino, both of who have strong ties to Rutgers University. Dr. Leipold is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services & Experience at Rutgers University-Newark, and served as the SCJ Associate Dean of Academic Programs & Students Services for many years. Dr. Bertolino, the current President of Southern Connecticut State University, graduated from Rutgers-Camden with a Masters in Social Work. Drs. Leipold and Bertolino are well known for their work on issues around social justice and leadership in higher education.

Eligibility: Matriculated undergraduate students enrolled part-time or full-time in the School of Criminal at Rutgers University-Newark. Students must be in good academic standing  (minimum GPA of 3.0) and demonstrate financial need.

Amount of Award: Up to $500 

Deadline for Application: September 30 (Fall) and January 31 (Spring) 

Application process: Submit a brief essay to Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Christal Harry (charry@scj.rutgers.edu). Discuss your academic achievements and financial need in your essay (suggested length, one page).

For more information, please contact the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Christal Harry (charry@scj.rutgers.edu). 

RUTGERS JAMES DICKSON CARR SCHOLARSHIP

The Carr scholarship honors the first African-American Rutgers graduate. This scholarship reflects our commitment to enrolling a student body that is broadly diverse in terms of experience, socioeconomic background, geography, special skills, and talents. The Carr Scholarship is awarded to first-year applicants for four years of undergraduate study for a total of $40,000. The annual amount is $10,000.

To be considered, students must have competitive academic credentials, specialized talents, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service, work experience, awards, honors, and achievement.

CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP

First-Year: The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded to admitted first-year students for four years of undergraduate study for a total of $20,000. The annual amount is $5,000. Awards are based on academic ability; an assessment of talents, experience, and potential; and a holistic review of how a student might contribute to a diverse educational environment.

Transfer: The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded to admitted transfer students for two years of undergraduate study for a total of $10,000. The annual amount is $5,000. Awards are based on academic ability; an assessment of talents, experience, and potential; and a holistic review of how a student might contribute to a diverse educational environment.

A minimum of one Chancellor’s Scholarship will be awarded annually in the fall semester to an admitted transfer student from each of the following institutions Bergen County College, Essex County College, Hudson County College, Middlesex County College, Passaic Community College, and Union County College.

In order to be eligible for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, a student must be in one of the following categories:

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • U.S. permanent resident who has an I-151, I-551, or I-551c (Alien Registration Receipt Card)
  • Recipients of New Jersey S2479 (the “Dream Act”) and/or Federal Deferred Action to Childhood Arrival (DACA) https://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/merit-based-admission

PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship is awarded to transfer applicants attending community college and are members of the college’s PTK Honor Society (https://www.ptk.org/). There are 20 PTK scholarships awarded annually in the fall; a minimum of one PTK Scholarship will be awarded annually to an admitted transfer student from each of the following institutions Bergen County College, Essex County College, Hudson County College, Middlesex County College, Passaic Community College, and Union County College. PTK Scholarships are awarded for two years of undergraduate study for a total of $16,000. The annual amount is $8,000.

To be considered:

  • Transfer applicants must apply by February 1 for fall admission.
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a transfer program at a community college.
  • Students must be a member of their community college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  • Students must have earned an associate’s degree in arts or science by the time of enrollment and have a minimum grade point average of 3.8 for consideration.
  • Students must enroll directly from the associate degree-granting community college, with no intervening enrollment at another institution. https://admissions.newark.rutgers.edu/paying-for-college/scholarships

HONORS LIVING-LEARNING SCOMMUNITY

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. It 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 https://hllc.newark.rutgers.edu/

FINANCIAL NEED

Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Program (RU-N to the TOP)

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, institutional, internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied.

https://admissions.newark.rutgers.edu/paying-for-college/ru-n-top#Undocumented

Additional information can be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid

GIVING DAY SCHOLARSHIP 2020: Closed