Scholarship Programs

You may find information about different scholarship opportunities for prospective and continuing students below.

Merit Scholarships

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.

If you have questions regarding incoming student scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office: Phone (877) RU.ROWAN (877.787.6926); Email


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.

Foundation Scholarship Program

The University Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to Rowan University Students on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and participation in on-campus and off-campus activities. 

In keeping with our mission to make a Rowan University education affordable and accessible, we are happy to share that our scholarship program will award more than $2 million in support this year. Scholarships are funded exclusively through private donations.

More than 200 scholarships are available, to students from all majors and backgrounds, and are awarded based on merit, financial need, participation in campus activities and community service. Various AFL-CIO union-affiliated scholarships are also available.

Students must be enrolled full-time during the current 2017-2018 academic year, as well as the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. 

Students interested in applying for the Rowan Foundation and Continuing Student Scholarship Program must complete the online application .

The application will open September 14, 2017.

The application will close December 22, 2017.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that the completed application and three electronic recommendations are received and uploaded by the deadline date noted above. 


NJ STARS Students Can Earn a Significant Scholarship Towards Their Bachelor's Degrees with NJ STARS II

New Jersey community college NJ STARS students who earn their associate's degrees with a 3.25 grade point average or better are eligible for up to a $2,500 per year NJ STARS II scholarship at any New Jersey public or independent NJ TAG-participating four-year college or university.

The State funds 100% of the NJ STARS II award, while students will be responsible for any remaining balance.

NJ STARS II students have up to four semesters to complete their baccalaureate degrees.

NJ STARS II students must maintain a 3.25 grade point average in their junior year to receive the scholarship in their senior year.

Students whose family income exceeds $250,000 will not be eligible for NJ STARS II.

Please note: all NJ STARS students applying to transfer to NJ public or independent NJ TAG-participating colleges and universities must meet all transfer requirements. NJ STARS II eligibility does not guarantee admission to your NJ TAG-participating college or university of choice.

NJ STARS has changed! Please read the NJSTARS II Fact Sheets below.

For more information on the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs go to:

NJ STARS Fact Sheet for 2017 High School Graduates

NJSTARS II Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet for NJ STARS II Students Beginning Enrollment at a New Jersey Four-Year Institution During the 2017-18 Academic Year

Graduate Student Fellowships and other Scholarships

2017 AtlantiCare Latinos Moving Ahead (ALMA) Scholarship

National Medical Fellowships

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship Program

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

For more information on Fellowships and other Scholarships for Graduate Students, please visit Global Learning & Partnerships of Rowan University