Scholarships for Continuing Students

  • School of Engineering endowed scholarships are given out each academic year for continuing undergraduate students only. Given the limited funds, SoE Scholarships are highly selective, and they are not automatically renewable. Students must apply each year in order to be considered for a SoE endowed scholarship. 
  • Incoming first-year students or new transfer students to the School of Engineering please visit the scholarship information page for new students. Merit-Aid Scholarships (Scarlet, Carr, Trustees, Henry Rutgers, and Presidential Scholarships) are automatically renewed, and no application is needed. Students must meet the Criterion for Renewal of the Merit-Aid Scholarships. 
  • For School of Engineering Study Abroad scholarship application, please visit the SoE SA program page
  • For other scholarship opportunities or financial aid available to Rutgers students, please visit Office of Financial Aid.

Eligible Applicants

  • Continuing undergraduate students (US residents or international) with demonstrated leadership activities and services to the community, high academic merits, and/or high unmet financial needs.
  • First-year or new transfer students will be eligible to apply after completing at least one semester of full-time study at the SoE in an engineering major.  

Demonstrate Unmet Financial Needs

  • File a FAFSA (US Residents)
    US residents are required to submit a FAFSA or a FAFSA Renewal form (forms can be filed electronically or by mail - forms are available in the Financial Aid Office in Records Hall).  If there is a recent change of the financial status at your household, please file for Change in Family Circumstances at the Office of Financial Aid.  In the meantime, you can submit an optional financial statement describing the family circumstances. 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 financial statement.  Additional financial aid information can be found at: Rutgers Financial Aid
  • Financial Statement (International Students)
    International students who are not eligible to file a FAFSA MUST submit a financial statement along with your Scholarship application.  International students are required to have sufficient financial support each year when they were granted a student visa at the time of admission. So this statement should describe what has changed financially since the admission.  The students are required to provide supporting documents for the stated change of financial status.  For example, if you state that a parent has recently become unemployed, then you would need to provide unemployment document of your parent.  If there is a medical emergency related cost in the family, then you need to provide a copy of the medical record.

Submit a SoE scholarship application

Before you apply, please note that

  • The SoE scholarships are for continuing School of Engineering students only. This does not include incoming first-year or new transfer students.
  • All applicants are required to submit a 2-page (single- or double-space, your call) personal statement (on your engineering aspirations, leadership activities, personal and professional achievements, career pursuits, etc.) in MS Word or PDF format. 
  • US residents are required to submit a FAFSA or a FAFSA Renewal form. International students who are not eligible to submit a FAFSA are required to submit a financial statement. See above for a description, under "Demonstrate Unmet Financial Needs". 

To Apply

  • For full consideration, applications to all SoE scholarships for AY 2020-21 must be submitted before 11:59 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020.  
  • If you are in Class of 2022, and would like to be considered for the Alumni-Industry Scholar program, please submit an scholarship application before 11:59 PM on Friday, April 10, 2020. Applicants who are not selected for the Alumni-Industry Scholar program will be considered for other SoE scholarships, you do not need to submit another SoE scholarship application.  For more information, please visit the Alumni-Industry Scholar Program page or contact via email
  • The scholarship recipients will be notified via email by Monday, August 17, 2020.  Students can check their official award status through Rutgers Financial Aid Award Status page
  • The application portal for AY 2020-21 has been closed. It will reopen in March 2021 to accept scholarship applications for AY 2021-22.


  • School of Engineering Scholarships
    For questions regarding the School of Engineering Scholarship, please contact the SoE Scholarship Committee (