School of Engineering Scholarships

School of Engineering scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, community service, as well as financial need. Scholarships are for continuing undergraduate students only. Incoming first-year or transfer students will be eligible to apply after completing the first semester with 12+ credits.  Given the limited funds, SoE Scholarships are in general awarded to dynamic and engaging students with demontrated leadership activities and/or students with high merits and high financial needs.  

Submit a SoE scholarship application

The Scholarship application for Academic Year 2016-17 has been closed.  The decision on SoE scholarship for AY 2016-17 will be sent to the Office of Financial Aid on Aug. 8th, 2016.  The Scholarship application website will reopen between March 1 to May 12017 for Academic Year 2017-18.

Before you apply, please note that:

  1. All scholarship applications for Academic Year 2017-18 must be submitted before 5:00pm on May 1, 2017 in order to be eligible.
  2. The SoE scholarships are for continuing School of Engineering students only. This does not include incoming first-year or incoming transfer students.
  3. All applicants are required to submit an 1-2 page personal statement (on your engineering aspirations, leadership development, achievements, financial situation, etc.) in MS Word or PDF format. 

File a FAFSA

To demontrate unmet financial needs, students must file either a FAFSA or a Renewal FAFSA form (forms can be filed electronically or by mail - forms are available in the Financial Aid Office in Records Hall). Be sure to document any special circumstances such as medical bills, unemployment verification, or any related bills that you think the committee should consider and attach them to your scholarship application. Additional financial aid information can be found at: RU Financial Aid.


For further information regarding the School of Engineering scholarships, please contact Ms. Sue Thorn (sthorn @; Office of Student Services, Engineering-B110). 

Alumni-Industry Scholar Award Program

Funded by alumni of the School of Engineering, this academic scholarship is available to juniors and seniors and includes a full academic scholarship, including books, for the final two years of study, a summer Industry internship during their junior summer, and mentorship and guidance “for life” from Rutgers alumni and members of the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated academic proficiency by maintaining greater than a B average through the first two years, a passion for their profession, important character qualities including leadership, honesty and integrity, and a desire to “give back” by helping other students.  Find out more about the Alumni-Industry Scholar Program and meet current and past recipients.