Financial Aid

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.

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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/education/scholarships/undergraduate/


All Students

! New ! Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program - This program is a great opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Click here for details and to apply.

National Merit Scholarship (tuition, fees, room & board if on campus)
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. This scholarship may be adjusted if you receive additional gift-aid assistance that would cause you to exceed your total cost of attendance. Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu  or Admissions at admissions@njit.edu.

Honors Merit Awards (up to tuition, fees, room and board if on campus)
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 ($5,000–$9,700)
These are NJIT scholarships awarded to freshmen on behalf of the NJIT faculty. You must have an SAT score above 1200 and be ranked above the 80th percentile in your senior (high school) class to qualify for this scholarship. Contact Student Financial Aid Services at finaid@njit.edu.

To remain eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled as a full-time student, earn a minimum GPA of 3.0, 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). 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 both awards exceed tuition such as the NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG).

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.

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