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 application required)

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. Rowan University Scholars Program awards range from $2,000 to $21,800 per year for four years. Rowan Scholars award amounts are determined at the discretion of Rowan University’s Division of Student Affairs based on the qualifications of the student 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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International Student Scholarship

The International Scholarship is 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. There is no separate scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded to full-time international freshmen and transfer entering during the fall term only. In order to receive priority consideration for the international scholarship we encourage students to apply for admission and complete their application by January 31. International students are encouraged to apply for admission by the earliest application date, as early applicants are more likely to be awarded scholarships due to a competitive process and limited availability. 


Achieving the Dream Scholarship (no application required)

Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholarships are awarded to students who have been selected to participate in Rowan University’s Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program. Students must be first-time undergraduates enrolled full-time during the fall semester of their freshman year at Rowan. Students must have a minimum high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum SAT score of 980 (ACT score 19) to qualify for consideration. Once admitted into the program, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher during college in order to maintain their scholarship.  Students will also be required to attend mandatory meetings and all events to maintain eligibility. 

*No additional application needed, must apply to university by January 31st to be considered.
*SAT test scores are based on tests taken after March 2016. Scores from tests prior to March 2016 will be converted.

Benefits and Requirements:

The Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program provides financial, academic and career support.. Here are some of the many benefits provided to students through meetings/workshops and assignments:  

Student-Focused Advising
Time Management
Resume Building
Career-Focused & Networking Events
Peer Mentoring
Volunteer Opportunities
Library Services Events
Studying for Finals

*This list includes some of the examples of required events. For a listing of all events please see the student contract and or calendars of events.

Direct questions related to the ATD Scholarship to:
     Lorenzo Matthews
     Rowan University
     Program Coordinator – Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program