Fairleigh Dickinson University Scholarships open for applications for undergraduate degree programmes available to both US and international students.
The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results from an English proficiency test as part of their application.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate program.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Worth of Award

  • Presidential Scholarship: Full Tuition
  • FDU International Scholarship: $1,000 to $15,000
  • Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship:The Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarships range from $18,000 to $30,000 annually for a maximum of four years.
  • Dean’s Scholarship: The Dean’s Scholarships range from $10,000 to $17,500 annually for a maximum of four years.
  • Provost’s Leadership Award: These annually renewable awards range from $5,000 to $9,500 for a maximum of four years at full-time enrollment while maintaining a 2.70 cumulative grade point average.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Transfer students with an earned associate’s degree who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a $18,000 PTK Scholarship.
  • Transfer Scholarship: These scholarships range from $5,000 to $14,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years at full-time enrollment status.
  • Global Housing Grant: $3,000
  • FDU Family Grant: $1,500
  • Children of Alumni Grant: $1,500
  • Athletic Scholarship: Varies (up to full tuition and housing)

Eligibility
Presidential Scholarship:

  • Qualifying standardized test score; submit one of the following:
    – Old SAT (Critical Reading + Math) = 1300 or higher,
    – New SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) = 1350 or higher,
    – ACT = 29 or higher
  • 5 GPA
  • A Presidential Scholarship Application (available in October 2016)
  • Personal essay (topic is applicant’s choice) of 400-500 words

FDU International Scholarship:

  • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
  • SAT/ACT not required
  • Renewable up to 4 years

Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship

  • SAT or ACT required (Minimum 23 ACT Composite Score, 1050 Critical Reading + Math (old) SAT or 1130 Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math (new) SAT)
  • 0 GPA
  • Renewable up to 4 years
  • Dean’s Scholarship: The recommended academic criteria for consideration are 1050 to 1190 SAT on a 1600 scale (or 23-26 ACT), and a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).  Recipients must remain full-time students while maintaining a minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA.
  • Provost’s Leadership Award: These annually renewable awards range from $5,000 to $9,500 for a maximum of four years at full-time enrollment while maintaining a 2.70 cumulative grade point average. Provost’s Leadership Awards are based on academic record, leadership abilities, and extracurricular activities.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Candidates must submit a copy of their PTK certificate along with proof of graduation with an associate’s degree from a community college.  This scholarship is offered for a maximum of two years.  Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Transfer Scholarship: All transfer students applying to the University who have completed a minimum of 24 college credits are automatically evaluated for Transfer Scholarships. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Global Housing Grant

  • Must live on and attend the Metropolitan campus
  • Based on academic merit, financial need and extracurricular involvement
  • Recipients can still qualify for merit-based scholarships
  • Renewable up to 2 years

FDU Family Grant

  • For families with 2 or more dependent children simultaneously attending FDU
  • Maximum of $1,500 will be awarded per person for up to 4 years for undergraduates
  • Recipients can still qualify for merit-based scholarships
  • Does not apply to students enrolled in Wroxton College, summer sessions, intersessions, mini sessions, or other special sessions

Children of Alumni Grant

  • For dependent children of FDU alumni
  • Recipients can still qualify for merit-based scholarships
  • Renewable up to 4 years for undergraduates
  • Alumni-Trustee-Faculty Endorsement Grant

Athletic Scholarship

  • Recognizes superior athletic ability of students participating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I
  • Only available at the Metropolitan Campus
  • Subject to Division I rules and regulations of the NCAA.

How to Apply
Complete an application online or by mail. Freshman Application Checklist

  • An Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • A $40 non-refundable fee (payable to Fairleigh Dickinson University). Note: This fee is waived for students who file an online application.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Official SAT or ACT standardized test scores.
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended.
  • Personal Essay strongly recommended.
  • Personal Interview optional.

Deadline: Deadline for Spring (January) Semester: December 1. Presidential Scholarship Applicants: November 1.
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