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Scholarships and Assistantships

The Graduate School at Rutgers University–Camden offers competitive funding for our graduate students. To apply for funding, please check off the box on the online program application that states that you would like to be considered for financial awards.  No separate application is needed.  Apply online at 

Graduate School Scholarships

Dean’s First Year Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to top matriculated applicants to our graduate programs and are determined by each department’s admissions committee and graduate program director.

Dean’s Achievement Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded by each graduate program to high-achieving, matriculated students continuing on into the second year or greater in their program. 

Dean’s Graduate School Scholarship: Out-of-State Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to newly matriculated applicants who are out-of-state or international pursuing their master’s degree.  The scholarship covers the tuition cost differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition. 

University Scholarships

Presidential Fellows
One Presidential Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming graduate student in a doctoral program selected for a TA/GA position in the 2016-2017 academic year. This award carries a stipend of $15,000 per year and is renewable up to three years. 

Bunche Fellowship
One Bunche Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming graduate student representing a diversity population.  The fellowship includes a stipend plus tuition remission.

Hazel Vera Dean Fellowship
The Hazel Vera Dean fellowship is a scholarship awarded to one graduate student who is a resident of New Jersey who shows financial need.

Trustee Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
One Trustee Fellowship will be awarded to a student representing a diversity population and pursuing a master’s degree likely to lead to a Ph.D. in the same field. The fellowship includes a stipend and tuition remission.

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships are awarded by programs to top applicants.  These positions include full tuition remission, a generous stipend, and health benefits.   Our programs that offer either teaching or graduate assistantships are: