Scholarships for New Students

Incoming first-year students

Scholarships

  • University Merit-Aid Scholarships (Scarlet, Carr, Trustees, Henry Rutgers, Presidential, etc.): $3,500 - $26,750 per academic year, renewable provided the student maintains full-time enrollment status and meets the minimum academic criteria for each scholarship.

Application and Timeline

  • Admitted first-year students to the School of Engineering who apply by December 1 and plan to enroll in the coming fall semester are considered for University Merit-Aid Scholarships. No separate application is required.  
  • Merit-Aid Scholarships are awarded during or before early February each year.

Eligibility

  • Merit-based scholarships are awarded independently by each school within the Rutgers system. Each school has a different standard. Merit-aid scholarships are very competitive at the School of Engineering due to the high profile of our applicant pool.

More information

  • Visit Rutgers Admissions for more information on merit-aid scholarships or other scholarship awards available to the incoming first-year students.

New transfer students from another school at Rutgers-New Brunswick

  • University merit-aid scholarships (Scarlet, Carr, Trustees, Henry Rutgers, Presidential, etc.) are not automatically transferable from one school to another, because merit-aid scholarships are awarded independently by each school based on different award criterion.
  • School of Engineering honors the merit-aid award that students were eligible to receive base on the School of Engineering standard at the time of their admission to Rutgers. Since Engineering may have a higher standard for merit-based awards, school-to-school transfer students may lose their scholarships or qualify for a different award with a reduced amount. 
  • After completing one semester of full-time study in an engineering major matriculating at the School of Engineering, transfer students are eligible to apply for the SoE endowed scholarships for continuing students

New transfer students from outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick

  • Rutgers offers scholarships to a select number of newly admitted external transfer students. Transfer student scholarships are competitive awards and are based on the academic strength of individual applicants, the overall strength of our applicant pool and available funding. No separate application is required.  Visit Rutgers Admissions for more information on available scholarships for new external transfer students.
  • After completing one semester of full-time study in an engineering major matriculating at the School of Engineering, transfer students are eligible to apply for the SoE endowed scholarships for continuing students