Merit-Based Scholarships

It's time for your hard work to start paying off your school bills. As an NJIT student, you'll be eligible for dozens—or even hundreds—of merit-based scholarships from the university, the state of New Jersey, and other sources such as corporations and private donors.

Plus, we make it easy on you by automatically considering you for all awards for which you are eligible. Each year, your academic records will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. Most merit-based scholarship programs require that you be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Freshmen who are offered scholarships must acknowledge acceptance by submitting their tuition deposits by May 1. If you continue to meet the criteria for your scholarships, you will get a renewable award letter beginning in June.  Please be advised that your scholarships may be reduced if total grants and scholarships exceed actual charges on your student bill.  Student bills are delivered early August for the upcoming Fall 2017 semester.


New Jersey Residents

Governor's Urban Scholarship ($1,000)
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority awards this scholarship to high-achieving students who reside in high-need communities. You must be a New Jersey resident to be eligible. Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu or the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority at 609-584-4480.

New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority awards this scholarship to dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in or who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 or who died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites.  Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu or the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority at 609-584-4480.

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority awards this scholarship to dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu or the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority at 609-584-4480.

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Out-of-State Students

This is an NJIT award available to academically talented non–New Jersey residents who enter the university as freshmen. You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible. Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu or Admissions at admissions@njit.edu.

Engineering Technology Scholarship ($7,260)
This is an NJIT award available to academically talented transfer students who are not New Jersey residents. You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible.  Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu or admissions at admissions@njit.edu.

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Scholarships for Veterans

The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers academic support to U.S. military personnel through merit-based scholarships of varying amounts. These include the AFCEA Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship and the Disabled War Veterans Scholarship. The scholarships are open to active-duty uniformed military service members; honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, including reservists and National Guardsmen; and disabled veterans. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and sophomores or juniors enrolled in an eligible degree program and have at least a 3.0 GPA." To apply go to:  http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans


All Students

National Merit Scholarship (tuition & fees)
This is a four-year scholarship awarded to students who have been selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Academic Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. To enter the competition, a student must be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. lawful permanent resident (intending to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law); take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high-school program; and be enrolled full time in high school and planning to enroll full time in college immediately upon graduation. To maintain eligibility, you must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. The purpose of this scholarship is to cover tuition and fees minus other tuition based awards.. Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu  or Admissions at admissions@njit.edu.

Honors Merit Awards (up to tuition & fees)
You must be accepted into the Albert Dorman Honors College to be eligible for this award. Contact the Albert Dorman Honors College at honors@njit.edu.

Honors Residential Scholarship (from $500 up to full room & board)
You must be accepted into the Albert Dorman Honors College and reside on campus to be eligible for this award. Contact the Albert Dorman Honors College at honors@njit.edu.

Faculty Scholarships (up to tuition minus other tuition-based award)
These are NJIT scholarships awarded to freshmen on behalf of the NJIT faculty. You must apply for Admission to be considered for this scholarship.

To remain eligible for this scholarship, you must be continuously enrolled as a full-time student, earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.2 for Honors students), and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  This award is a four 4 year scholarship  (three-year for accelerated students; five-year for Architecture students) to fund your first undergraduate degree.  Please be advised that, in the future, this scholarship may be replaced with funds of equal value from an NJIT scholarship donor or reduced by other sources of aid.  When a combination of your scholarships and other awards exceed your charges on your student bill the package may be reduced to correct an over award.  Bills will be released early August for the Fall semester and December for the Spring semester. 

Dean's Scholarship (fund a prescribed amount of tuition and fees)
The Dean's Scholarship has been awarded to you based upon your academic achievements. To remain eligible for this scholarship, you must maintain continuous full time enrollment, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and adhere to University Code on Academic Integrity. You are also required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This award is a four-year scholarship. Please be advised that, in the future, this scholarship may be replaced with funds of equal value from an NJIT scholarship donor or reduced by other sources of aid when applicable. The purpose of this award is to help reduce tuition and fee costs. If you do not meet the scholarship criteria for renewal, you will only have one chance to appeal.

Athletics Scholarships (variable)
These scholarships are awarded to qualified students who participate in NJIT's intercollegiate sports. You can obtain information about athletic scholarships by contacting the NJIT Athletic Department at 973-596-5730.

Academic Department Scholarships (variable)
These scholarships are awarded by departmental scholarship committees to students with outstanding academic records. Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu.

Architecture Design Competition Scholarships (half- to full-tuition awards)
This is a five-year scholarship for freshmen, sponsored by the New Jersey School of Architecture.

Annual Scholarships from Other Sources (variable)
Several dozen of private scholarships have been made available to students on an annual basis by companies and individuals. Eligibility varies according to the donor's wishes, and not all scholarships are renewable. To find out more about these scholarships, contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu.

Merit Awards from Other Sources (variable)
Endowed by NJIT alumni, these scholarships provide financial assistance on the basis of academic performance, leadership, choice of major, or other specific criteria determined by the donor. To find out more about these scholarships, contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu.

Endowments & Memorial Scholarships from Other Sources (variable)
Hundreds of grants and scholarships have been endowed by a company or individual or are awarded in memory of a family member. Eligibility varies according to each donor's wishes. To find out more about these scholarships, contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu.

Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in their junior or senior year who are majoring in Construction Management Technology or Construction Engineering Technology, or graduate students who are pursuing a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture with a specialization in Construction Engineering, and who meet the below qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in CMT or CET, or a graduate student pursuing a masters with a specialization in Construction Engineering
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be an exceptional student, maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to students who are likely to reciprocate and give back once they have established successful careers
  • Must be a United States citizen or the holder of a visa or green card who can demonstrate their plan to eventually attain U.S. citizenship
  • Must be a person of exemplary character, honesty, integrity, and possess a serious sense of purpose and a sense of personal accountability and responsibility to others.

To apply complete the application click here Snyder Foundation Scholarship Application. Once you complete the application, submit it to Dr. Wiggens from the Engineering Technology Department. His office is located in GITC 2108, and he can be contacted at: john.wiggins@njit.edu or at 973-596-8193.

William S Guttenberg '44 Endowed Scholarship

Purpose: To provide a $2500 scholarship to be used toward tuition, books, fees and/or residency for each qualified student.  The scholarship will be renewable for 4 years as long as the student meets the academic requirements of the scholarship.

Qualifications Pertaining to Recipients:
  • The primary recipients of the scholarships should be students from New Jersey who are physically-challenged.
  • Secondary recipients are to be from Paterson New Jersey, preferably from Eastside or Kennedy High School or another inner city high school.
  • Tertiary recipients are students who lost a parent in the September 11 terrorist attack.
  • If no eligible student is found who meet the first three initial requirements, students from inner city high schools who participate in the Educational Opportunity Program or the Honor's College may be considered.

How to apply:  Contact the EOP or Honor's College department and indicate your interest in the scholarship.

Construction Roundtable Annual Scholarship
 
Qualifications:
  • Entering junior or senior year of study at NJIT
  • Majors: architecture, civil engineering, construction management, construction engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the most recently completed academic year
Requirements:
  • Submit to: Darlene Lamourt, NJIT University Advancement  
  • Application Form Located at:  http://crtnj.org/scholarship-program/
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017                 
  • Applicant’s statement: limit to 250 words – describe your qualification for this award
  • Letter of reference from one college faculty member
  • Transcripts through your most recently completed semester
  • Employment history: limit to one page.
NOTE: Darlene Lamourt Email address is :Darlene.Lamourt@njit.edu
 

The Peter A. Jensen Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship: To provide financial assistance (tuition and fees) to two students who are active in Greek Life and campus activities.

Qualifications Pertaining to Recipient(s): 

Must be active in Greek Life.
Must be active in additional campus activities.
Financial need will be taken into consideration.

Understandings Pertaining to the Administration of Scholarship (for internal control and administration use):

The recipient will be selected by a committee of Pi Kappa Phi Alumni selected by the Chapter.  The Director of Financial Aid must concur.
Qualified candidates may submit an email of interest with attached resume to: Kkline@njit.edu


Aid for Physically Handicapped Students:

William S Guttenberg '44 Endowed Scholarship

Purpose: To provide a $2500 scholarship to be used toward tuition, books, fees and/or residency for each qualified student.  The scholarship will be renewable for 4 years as long as the student meets the academic requirements of the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:  NJ Students who are physically handicapped between the ages of 16-20 years old.

How to apply:  Please complete the Guttenberg Scholarship Application and submit to the Admissions Office.


Aid for Special Circumstances:

William S Guttenberg /44 Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:  To provide a $2500 scholarship to be used toward tuition, books, fees and/or residency for each qualified student.  The scholarship will be renewable for 4 years as long as the student meets the academic requirements of the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:  Student who lost a parent on the September 11, 2011 terrorist attack.

How to apply:  Please complete the Undergraduate Scholarship Application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.


Outside Scholarships

We encourage all of our students to seek additional outside scholarship opportunities to finance there education at NJIT. To search for outside scholarship opportunities, you can look to your community organizations and foundations or access these search engines for additional scholarship resources:

 

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