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Alumni, parents and friends often support scholarships in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) in appreciation for the educational experience that Rutgers provides and to express gratitude for financial assistance they may themselves have received. Scholarships awarded based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of both are available to students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Nearly 175 of the over 250 scholarships in SAS are endowed funds, which provide support for students today and for generations to come.

Scholarship and funding resources available for SAS students include:

  • SAS Excellence Award
  • Financial Aid
  • Departmental Awards
  • External Sources of Funding

Incoming Students

Scholarships for all incoming students are awarded through the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions at the time of admission to Rutgers.  Contact:


Continuing Students

Scholarships for continuing SAS students are awarded through the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office.

The selection process is rigorous and competitive. To receive an award, an applicant must have not only an excellent academic record, but recipients must have a strong record of service to the university and/or the community, and must submit outstanding essays.

To be eligible for an invitation to apply, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrollment in School of Arts and Sciences – New Brunswick in Fall and Spring semesters;
  • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA (determined by the scholarship committee) established at the end of the Spring semester. The minimum cumulative GPA for the academic year is subject to change from year to year.

Students are invited to apply for the SAS Excellence Award program based on the established minimum GPA. Invitations are emailed to eligible students via their official Rutgers email address and will be sent in mid-June.

For additional assistance, please contact the SAS Scholarship Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..