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 Domestic graduate students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) application each academic year. The Rutgers University school code is 002629.

Graduate School Scholarships

Dean’s Graduate Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to high-achieving, matriculated students to our graduate programs and are determined by each department’s funding committee and graduate program director. 

Dean’s Competitive Scholarship for Out-of-State Students
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to incoming, domestic master’s and doctoral 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 a minimum of 9 credits, 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 Scholarships

The Graduate School International Chancellor’s Scholarships are available to all non-sponsored, international F-1 applicants who meet the requirements and enroll full time in a master’s or doctoral degree program in the Graduate School. All scholarship recipients must meet the international admissions criteria. Additional information may be found on the Admission website.

Graduate School International Chancellor’s Scholarship
$10,000 scholarship ($5,000/semester) if GRE is waived or GRE score <150

Graduate School International Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship
$12,000 scholarship ($6,000/semester) if GRE score is between 151 and 157
$14,000 scholarship ($7,000/semester) if GRE score is 158 or higher

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. 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.

Bunche Fellowship
Two Bunche Fellowships 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. Returning students submit a campus-wide application each Spring. 

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.

Other University Funding 

Eagleton Fellowship Program
Please note there is a separate application process to receive the Eagleton Fellowship. The application deadline for fall 2019 is March 29, 2019.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics offers interdisciplinary fellowships that provide select Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of the practice of American politics, government, and public affairs while connecting the fellowship experience to their chosen fields of study. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since 1956.

Graduate Departmental Scholarships

Creative Writing Fellowship (MFA)
History Fellowship (MA)
Psychology Fellowship (MA)
Public Administration – Coverdell Fellowship (MPA)

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:

Other Graduate Funding Opportunities