Rutgers Transfer Scholarship Awards
Rutgers scholarship notification is sent subsequent to an offer of admission,and only applicants who qualify will be notified of awards. Applicants may be awarded only one of the scholarships listed below.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Transfer students who meet these minimum eligibility requirements are reviewed for 50 total Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholarships awarded per year:
  • Enrolled in a transfer program at a community college
  • Member of the community college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • A full-time student
  • Associate’s degree in arts or science received by the time of enrollment, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.8
  • All courses taken at the community college are considered and, if necessary, the grade-point average is recalculated
  • Students must enroll directly from the community college from which they are receiving the associate’s degree, with no intervening enrollment at another institution
Annual Award and Terms
  • 50 awards available per year
  • $8,000 per year
  • Renewable for one year
  • Must earn a minimum 3.0 grade-point average for renewal
How to Apply
  • No separate application
  • Submit admissions application by February 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission
  • Scholarship recipients are notified by April (for fall) or December (for spring enrollment)
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Francis B. and Paige D. L’Hommedieu Scholarships
Eligibility
  • Must be enrolled in a transfer program at a New Jersey community college and be a full-time student
  • Must be a New Jersey resident, United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Associate’s degree in arts or science must be received by June 1
  • Average grade-point of 3.8 to compete for the scholarship
Annual Award and Terms
  • $1,750 - $3,500 per year
  • Renewable for one year
  • Must earn a 3.0 grade-point average for renewal
How to Apply
  • No separate application
  • Recipients selected from transfer student applications submitted by February 1

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NJ Stars II

Participation in NJ STARS does not guarantee admission to Rutgers University. To be eligible for NJ STARS II consideration at Rutgers according to the current legislation, students must:

  • Be an authorized NJ STARS or non-funded recipient at one of New Jersey’s 19 public community colleges during the semester of community college graduation 
  • Graduate from a New Jersey community college with an associate's degree and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher within five consecutive semesters of NJ STARS eligibility
  • Have a family income (taxable and non-taxable) of less than $250,000
  • Be admitted to and enroll in a full-time course of study (minimum 12 non-remedial credits) at Rutgers University no later than the second semester following graduation from the community college (Students who choose to wait a semester before enrolling at Rutgers must not complete any academic coursework at a NJ STARS II participating college or university during the interim period to remain eligible for the STARS II award, and any students who enroll at a NJ STARS II participating institution part-time will be permanently ineligible for the NJ STARS II program)
  • Apply for all state and federal need-based grants and merit scholarships by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority filing deadline

Annual Award and Terms (for the 2013-14 academic year)

Students graduating from a New Jersey community college with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 and above may receive a NJ STARS II award of up to $1,250 per semester for the first two semesters of study at Rutgers
  • Students must attain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 at the start of the third semester of study at Rutgers University to maintain eligibility for the third and fourth seemsters
  • Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment as NJ Stars II recipients unless on an institution-approved leave of absence or if called to partial or full mobilization for state or federal active duty as a member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Students may receive a NJ Stars II award for up to four semesters, excluding summer sessions
  • The final amount of the NJ STARS II award is determined after all other state and federal grants and scholarships have been awarded, and is applicable towards tuition only, with the exception of Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) recipients who are also eligible for NJ STARS II awards (For TAG recipients, the NJ STARS II award is applicable towards tuition and approved fees)
  • The transfer of academic credits from the county college to Rutgers University is governed by the policies and procedures set forth in the statewide transfer agreement
  • The NJ STARS II program is a continuation of the NJ STARS program and is operated at the discretion of the State of New Jersey. Renewal is based upon continued eligibility and available funding
How to Apply
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