Several four-year colleges and universities offer transfer scholarships to outstanding New Jersey community college graduates. See below for colleges and universities, specific details on the scholarships, and contact information for more information or to apply.
|Berkeley College||Michelle Lange |
Transfer Student Coordinator
800-446-5400, ext. WWZ
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in the amount of 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships. Open to transfer students Eligibility Requirements:|
• Full-time enrollment in a degree program
• Phi Theta Kappa membership
• Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each award year
• Must remain in good academic standing
• Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.
|Bloomfield College||Jorge Fernandez|
Assistant Director of Admission
973-748-9000 ext. 1222
|Limited number of $7,000 to $11,000 annual transfer scholarships. 2.0 to 4.0 GPA and an AA or AS degree required.|
|Caldwell University||Enrico DeRooy|
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are generally awarded to transfer students from community colleges who have earned the distinction of Phi Theta Kappa. Awards range up to $2,000 per year. In addition, there is a 25% tuition discount for adult undergraduate students who have reached the distinguished honor from a community college. PTK membership must be noted on transcript or a copy of certificate must be submitted.|
|Centenary University||Nora McCarthy|
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
908-852-1400 ext. 2584
|Up to $2,500 may be awarded to new traditional full-time transfer students who are active members of PTK.|
|College of Saint Elizabeth||Office of Financial Aid|
|Various scholarships for transfer students:|
Presidential Scholarship – Full Tuition, Awarded to a limited number of residential freshman or transfer students who demonstrate the highest level of academic achievement.
Xavier Award – Up to $7,000, Awarded to freshman or transfer students who have demonstrated the values of leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility as exemplified by Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan.
Housing Award – Up to $4,000, Awarded to residential freshman or transfer students from outside New Jersey based on financial need.
Catholic High School Graduate Scholarship – Up to $2,500, Awarded to freshman or transfer students who are graduates of Catholic high schools.
Niece/Nephew of a Sister of Charity Scholarship – Up to $2,500, Awarded to freshman or transfer students who are nieces/nephews or grandnieces/grandnephews of a Sister of Charity.
Alumni Scholarship – Up to $5,000, Awarded to freshman or transfer students who are children and grandchildren of alumni from CSE.
Vincentian Scholarship – $5,000 to $15,000, Awarded to full-time transfer students based on college GPA.
|Drew University||Sunita Bhargava|
Director of Transfer and Continuing Education
|Transfer students from community colleges who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and who have obtained an associate degree are eligible for a PTK Scholarship of $1,500 per year.|
|Fairleigh Dickinson University||Michael Toth|
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
|Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships of up to $22,000 each year|
• Recognizes transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) members; renewable for two years.
• Verification of PTK membership is required.
• Candidates must have earned an associate degree.
• Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
|Felician University||Gina DeFalco|
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions
|Seven categories of merit-based scholarships are available to transfer students: $4,500 with GPA of 2.5 to 2.74; $8,500 with GPA of 2.75 to 2.99; $10,000 with GPA of 3.0 to 3.29; $12,000 for GPA of 3.3 to 3.59; $14,000 with GPA of 3.6 to 3.79; $15,000 with GPA of 3.8 to 4.0; and an additional $3,500 on top of the listed scholarships for PTK students.|
|Georgian Court University||Dan Gallen|
Transfer Admissions Counselor
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Scholarships for Full Time students are in the amount of $14,000 per year (fall and spring semesters only). Students who have achieved a bachelor's degree are not eligible. Deadline: January 1 for Spring Semester: August 1 for Fall Semester.|
|Hunter College (CUNY)||Irina Ostrozhnyuk|
|Hunter College offers PhI Theta Kappa Award Scholarships. Requirements: Students must be members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Students must have either completed an Associate's Degree or be enrolled in the last semester leading to the Associate's Degree completion. There is no application process for the PTK Award. PTK members will be selected for the scholarship based on the performance at their previous community college. Please note, only PTK students who have committed to Hunter College before May 1 will be considered for the PTK Award for Fall 2019.|
|Kean University||Brian Treanor|
Director of Scholarship Services
|Phi Theta Kappa Annual Scholarship: Granted to a select number of incoming transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members. Candidates must have a minimum 3.5 GPA with an associate degree by May 1 of the current academic year. Number of competitive awards varies each year depending upon fund availability. $1,000 scholarships for full-time students; $500 scholarships for part-time students. Granted to transfer students who are PTK Honor Society members. Minimum 3.5 GPA with associate's degree by the end of the Spring semester. Applications available at www.keanfoundation.org.|
|Monmouth University||Anthony M. Urmey|
Director of Transfer Services
|A limited number of PTK scholarships at Monmouth University are available for students who are members of the society at the time they enroll at Monmouth. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will identify and select the recipients. Awards are valued at $2,500 per year and may only be applied toward tuition assessed by Monmouth University; awards are applicable to costs associated with study abroad only when tuition is assessed by Monmouth University or study at the Washington Center. The awards will not be made in conjunction with other institutional benefits such as employee tuition remission or the tuition exchange program. The scholarship in combination with all other grants, scholarships, and need-based loans will not exceed direct cost (e.g., tuition, fees, and room/board for resident students). Awards are available only during the regular academic year (i.e., fall and spring semesters) and are not offered during the summer term. Awards are renewable provided the student maintains a cumulative grade point average at Monmouth University of at least 3.0.|
|New Jersey City University||Office of Financial Aid|
|Presidential Scholarship: Covers full-time in-state tuition and fees over two years ($11,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have earned an Associate’s degree with a minimum 3.70 GPA or better.|
Green and Gold Scholarship: Covers up to $8,000 over two years ($4,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have earned an Associate’s degree with a minimum 3.50 GPA or better.
Gothic Knight Scholarship: Covers up to $6,000 over two years ($3,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have earned an Associate’s degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA or better.
Golden Gothic Scholarship: Covers up to $4,000 over two years ($2,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students with 30 credits or more and a minimum 3.50 GPA or better.
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||Tony Jackson|
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
|Currently offers five full tuition Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships renewable for four semesters provided that the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better.|
|Rider University||Jamie Mitchell|
Graduate, Transfer and Continuing Studies Admissions
609-896-5000, X 7122
|Rider University offers several scholarships to NJ community college graduates who enroll full-time:|
$24,000 per year with a GPA of 3.75 or higher
$23,000 per year with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74
$20,000 per year with a GPA of 3.25 to 3.49
$19,000 per year with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.24
$16,000 per year with a GPA of 2.75 to 2.99
$14,000 per year with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.74
PTK members receive an additional $1,000 annually up to three years. Rider also offers NJ STARS II Awards of $2,500 annually.
|Rowan University||Fausto Vasquez|
|Incoming transfer students are eligible for the Transfer Trustee Scholarship, which is awarded to NJ community college graduates entering Rowan full time in the fall semester, who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Rowan awards between two and four scholarships to graduates from each community college in New Jersey. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is renewable for one year.|
|Rutgers University||Marcie Rosas|
|Phi Theta Kappa scholarship ($8,000 per year) recipients are notified by November (for spring enrollment) and March (for fall enrollment). Criteria for consideration are specific so please review them carefully:|
• Students who are enrolled full time in a transfer program at a community college at the time of application.
• Students who are a member of their community college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the time of application.
• Students who have completed 45 credits at the time of application.
• Students who will be earning an associate’s degree in arts (A.A.) or science (A.S.) by the time of enrollment and have a minimum grade point average of 3.8 for consideration; grades from all college course are considered. Due to the limited number of scholarship the actual GPA to be competitive to receive the scholarship is often much higher.
• Students must enroll directly from the community college, with no intervening enrollment at another institution.
|Saint Peters University||Admissions Office|
|Varying number of scholarships that range from $11,000 to $25,000 for transfer students.|
|Seton Hall University||Marie Scolavino|
Incoming transfer students who display a competitive academic record. Award ranges from $5,000 to $12,000. Students are automatically considered based on receipt of application for admission. Students are eligible for scholarships if they have a 3.0 GPA, transfer in 24 or more college level credits and enroll full-time at Seton Hall University. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Incoming transfers and incoming international transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are eligible. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded automatically and no special application form is required; however the application for admission, along with proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, is required.
|Stevens Institute of Technology||Shane Topping|
Director of Admissions
|Members of Phi Theta Kappa are encouraged to submit, with their application of admission, proof of membership (membership card or certificate) in consideration for a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of no more than $5,000 annually.|
|Stockton University||Steven Phillips|
|Scholarships awarded to community college transfer students based on GPA:|
3.60-3.79 GPA: $1,000 per year
3.80-4.00 GPA: $2,000 per year
Conditions: Students must have 30 or more earned, non-basic skills credits to qualify. The scholarship is maintained with a 3.00 GPA or higher until a total of 128 credits or graduation is reached, whichever comes first. Full-time status must be maintained. The scholarship is automatic, determined at the time of admission; no separate scholarship application is necessary. Awards will be made to any student who meets the qualifications up until the date of enrollment.
|William Paterson University||Dan Baker|
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Students who transfer to William Paterson University and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and 30 credits accepted to the University are eligible to receive a $1,000 – $3,000 per year Presidential scholarship. This scholarship is automatically awarded on a first-come first served basis to students who have been admitted to the University; no separate application is required. The Presidential Scholarship may be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Transfer Presidential Scholarships are renewable for up to two years (four consecutive semesters of full-time study during the fall and spring semesters) or completion of a bachelor’s degree (whichever occurs first). This scholarship does not apply to Winter Session or Summer Session courses. Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Transfer students from two-year institutions who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, admitted to and enroll in William Paterson University receive a $2,000 per year scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are renewable for up to two years (four consecutive semesters of full-time study during the fall and spring semesters). This scholarship does not apply to Winter Session or Summer Session courses. Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship may be combined with the Presidential Scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for a University Honors College Scholarship if admitted to and enrolled in the University Honors College. A copy of your Phi Theta Kappa membership card is required for proof of membership and to be considered for this award. This copy may be mailed, faxed (973.720.2910) or scanned/emailed to Dan Baker, Assistant Director of Transfer Admission by May 1.
University Honors College Scholarships
Transfer students from two- and four-year institutions who are admitted to and enroll in the William Paterson University Honors College may receive a $4000 annual merit scholarship. Typically, students should have an outstanding secondary school record and a college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher. The determination of admission to the University Honors College will also be based on the applicant's ability to complete the requirements for University Honors College students within a reasonable time frame. Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must complete and submit the online University Honors College Application. Interested candidates may contact the Director of the University Honors College for additional information at 973.720.3658 or email@example.com. University Honors College Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. These awards are packaged with all other sources of merit and need-based financial aid. Honors College admission is for the Fall semester only. The priority application deadline for this scholarship is March 1, although applications may continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis until the program is full.