The Graduate School at Rutgers University–Camden offers competitive funding for our graduate students. To apply for funding, 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 gradstudy.rutgers.edu.
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 Scholarships: Out-of-State Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to new, domestic master’s applicants who are out-of-state. The scholarship covers the tuition cost differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition full-time students taking up to 12 credits per semester for up to 4 sequential semesters (2 academic years, fall and spring semesters only). Students are nominated by each department.
International Chancellor’s Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded at the point of admission to qualified master’s non-sponsored, international F-1 visa students. Additional information may be found here.
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 may be renewed up to three years. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.
One Bunche Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming graduate student representing a diversity population. The fellowship includes a stipend plus tuition remission. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.
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. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.
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. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.
Graduate and Teaching Assistantships
Teaching and Graduate Assistantships are awarded by the department’s admissions committee and graduate program director 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:
- Biology (TA)
- Chemistry (TA)
- Childhood Studies – PhD (GA)
- Computational and Integrative Biology – PhD (GA)
- Computer Science (TA)
- Creative Writing (TA)
- English (TA)
- Public Affairs – PhD (GA)