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First-Year Merit-based Awards
    Rutgers awards merit-based scholarships in varying amounts to admitted first-year students. Merit-based awards are competitive and based on available funding. New student scholarships and other merit-based award programs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey are administered by each regional university within the system. Awards may differ by school and university.


    There is no separate application to be considered for a merit-based scholarship. We will automatically offer an admitted student the highest monetary award for which they qualify. Notification is subsequent to the offer of admission, and we only notify those student who qualify for a merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are often renewable based on specific academic performance. All students seeking merit-based scholarship are encouraged to file a FAFSA.