UCNJ offers a wide variety of scholarships to help our students achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. We have more than 200 scholarships available to students every year. Each scholarship has different award requirements such as major, GPA, high school, city, community service and other specific criteria. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applying for Scholarships
Visit the UCC Scholarship Website in order to see which scholarships are available!

American Rescue Plan (ARP/HEERF III Grant)
The ARP/HEERF III Grant provides money to colleges and universities for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to award emergency financial aid grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

Visit for Covid-19 Relief Funding Application Instructions

Scholarship Requirements
Many scholarships require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible. You can complete your FAFSA at Your scholarship application will not be reviewed until you have first been evaluated for all federal and state grants. If you have already submitted a UCNJ Scholarship Application, you do not have to submit it again. Your application will remain in consideration for any new or un-awarded scholarships for the full Academic Year.

Important considerations when applying for a scholarship are as follows.
You must:

  1. Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  2. Be enrolled in at least 6 credits in a semester
  3. Complete the UCNJ scholarship application see link below
  4. Write a thank you letter to the donor, if awarded a scholarship
    ( Click Here to view tips for Thank You Letter )
  5. Attend a Scholarship Reception honoring all scholarship recipients, when notified

Scholarships for UCNJ Students