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 is available to New Jersey residents and non-residents for up to eight semesters. The program is funded entirely by Rowan University to reward and attract recent high school graduates who have achieved academic distinction as indicated by high school GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA required for consideration) and SAT score. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $21,800 per year.

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