Scholarships

Montclair State University offers several scholarships to master's and doctoral students. Please find a full listing below of not only the opportunities offered through Montclair State University, but also featured external opportunities and several scholarship search engines. The Graduate School encourages you to apply to one or all of the opportunities below.

Offered by Montclair State University

Department Scholarships

Featured External Opportunities

Scholarship Search Engines and Helpful Links


Offered by Montclair State University

Addiction Workforce Promotion Scholarship

Description: The purpose of the Addiction Workforce Promotion Scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counseling program with a concentration in Addiction Counseling.

  • An eligible applicant is a part time (less than 9 credits per semester) or full time (9 credits or more per semester) graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counseling program with a concentration in Addictions Counseling at Montclair State University.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 3 credits in the Master of Arts in Counseling program with a concentration in Addictions Counseling at Montclair State University
  • This scholarship is not applicable for students in the Substance Awareness Coordinator (SAC) Certificate program.
  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident will a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need (to be discussed in application)

Award Amount: One student will be awarded $1000 (in total) to be used for tuition in the Fall and Spring semester.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Application Process: To be considered for the Addiction Workforce Promotion Scholarship, students must submit the online Addiction Workforce Promotion Scholarship Application by the April 15th deadline.

*If a student accepts a graduate assistantship, the student is not eligible for any other University or Montclair State University Foundation scholarship which offers a financial award.

 

Alice F. Freed Prize in Language, Discourse, and Society

Description: The "Alice F. Freed Prize in Language, Discourse, and Society" is an annual prize of $250 that recognizes one graduate student in Linguistics who completes the Master of Arts Degree Program in Applied Linguistics with outstanding work in the field of Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, or Language and Culture. The prize will be awarded in May of each academic year.

Eligibility: For full details and requirements, please Alice Freed Scholarship Application.

Award Amount: $250

Deadline: Applications must be received at the Linguistics Department Office by April 1, 2015.

Application Process: To be considered for this prize, students must fill out the Alice Freed Scholarship Application (page 3 of this announcement) and submit it to the Linguistics Department Office by April 1 of the academic year of graduation, whether for a January, May or August graduation. Please contact the Linguistics office at 973-655-4286 if you have any questions.

*If a student accepts a graduate assistanship, the student is not eligible for any other University or Montclair State University Foundation scholarship which offers a financial award.

 

Albert Wang Dissertation Award

Description: The Albert Wang Dissertation Award is available to qualified full or part-time doctoral students at Montclair State University who are enrolled in their courses for dissertation advisement. The Albert Wang Dissertation Award assists doctoral students who are conducting scholarly research as a part of their dissertation.

Eligibility: Students:

  • Must be fully matriculated in a doctoral program at MSU.
  • Must be enrolled in or anticipate being enrolled in dissertation advisement in the fall 2015 semester.
  • Must have a dissertation proposal fully approved on file in The Graduate School
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA the semester of the award
  • The recipient may not receive this award more than once nor hold another University scholarship of graduate assistantship simultaneously.

Award Amount: The Albert Wang Dissertation Award provides for one $1,500 tuition award to be given each fall semester.

Deadline: To be considered for the Albert Wang Dissertation Award, doctoral students must submit the Albert Wang Dissertation Award Application and all supporting materials to Nicole Fleming in the The Graduate School by April 27, 2015. 

Application Process: Please submit the following to Nicole Fleming in The Graduate School. 

  • The Albert Wang Dissertation Award Application form
  • 5 page typed summary of their dissertation proposal with an abstract. Please include the importance of your research/area of inquiry to the field of discipline in which you are studying.
  • Copy of Dissertation Proposal Approval form with all signatures
  • Letter of support from your dissertation advisor addressing dissertation work and its potential impact on the field

                                                     Nicole Fleming, flemingn@mail.montclair.edu, 973-655-3313

                                                                                 ATTENTION: Nicole Fleming
                                                                                 Montclair State University
                                                                                 The Graduate School
                                                                                 College Hall Room 203
                                                                                 One Normal Avenue
                                                                                 Montclair, NJ 07043

Students will be evaluated on these materials as well as their academic performance in the doctoral program.

 

Novartis Graduate Scholarship

Criteria for Qualification:

  • Full-time graduate student in a relevant master's progran in the College of Science and Mathematics: MS Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, MS, Biochemistry, MS Chemistry or MS Molecular Biology.
  • Commitment to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Prior appropriate work experience, internship or research etc. with supporting letter(s) of recommendation helpful.
  • Award will be based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program.

Application Process: The following need to submitted electronically to Dr. Jinan Jaber, Associate Dean - College of Science and Mathematics at jaberj@mail.montclair.edu.

  • A completed Novartis Scholarship Application.
  • A precise and concise statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of interest in a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Copy(ies) of all college-level transcript(s).
  • Letter of recommendation from a research mentor, academic advisor, or a department chair.
  • Research proposal in a field relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and destined to be converted into the student's master's thesis.

Award:

  • Academic Year 2015-16: $2,500 operating expenses.
  • Summer 2016: $6,000 research stipend, assuming no funding through another source.
  • Academic Year 2016-17: $1,400 operating expenses.

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Expectations: The student recipient shall be expected to:

  • Maintain full-time status with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with no grade below a B.
  • Be actively involved in the next PharmFest, pharma related activities and selected activities on the Novartis campus and will be eligible for and encouraged to participate in internships at Novartis.
  • Participate in an MSU-based research symposium plus contribute a research presentation to atleast one professional conference.

 

 

PharmFest Scholarship

Spectrum of Possibilities

Description:PharmFest has dual purposes. First, to help inform the academic, professional and surrounding communities about the ongoing importance and emerging issues of the pharmaceutical industry. And secondly, and certainly no less important, to help generate funds to support our many Montclair State University students who are seeking a career in the industry. Through the many contributions towards this event, funds are generated to create PharmFest Scholarships. These scholarships are dedicated to outstanding full time graduates students who are committed to pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. To that end, we deeply thank and acknowledge all of our sponsors, donors and advertisers who help fulfill the dreams of our students.

Criteria for Qualification:

  • Full-time or part-time graduate student in a master’s program, or full-time undergraduate student in a program in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), or the School of Business (SBUS)
  • Be a student in good standing in a relevant program with at least one year left to graduate
  • Intend on pursuing a career in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Not receiving any other scholarship / assistantship from Montclair State University

Deadline:

  • Deadline - March 7, 2014
  • Recipients will be recognized at PharmFest on April 3, 2014

Application Process: The following need to be submitted to:
Dr. Jinan Jaber, Associate Dean
College of Science and Mathematics
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

  • A concise statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of interest in a career in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology or related industry
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your credentials and goals
  • A completed Pharmfest Scholarship Application

Award:

  • Up to two undergraduate awards (each 1 year for $3,000):
    • one for College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM)
    • one for School of Business (SBUS) 
  • Up to two graduate awards (each 1 year for $5,000):
    • one for College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM)
    • one for School of Business (SBUS)
 

Robert J. Lieberman Advertising Graduate Scholarship

Description: The purpose of the Robert J. Lieberman scholarship is to provide an annual graduate scholarship to a MBA student concentrating in Marketing in the School of Business.

Eligibility: Applicants must be MBA students concentrating in Marketing and must have a minimum MBA GPA of 3.0. Applicants may enroll full time (9 credits or more per semester) or part time (less than 9 credits per semester).

Award Amount: One student will be awarded $500 (in total) to be used for tuition in the Fall and Spring semester.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Application Process: To be considered for the Robert J. Lieberman Advertising Graduate Scholarship, students must submit the online application by the deadline.

Applicants will be evaluated on the essay submitted, GMAT/GRE scores, GPA, and credits earned.

*MBA graduate assistants are not eligible to receive the Robert Lieberman Scholarship because if a student accepts a graduate assistanship, the student is not eligible for any other University or Montclair State University Foundation scholarship which offers a financial award.


Department Scholarships

College of the Arts

College of Science and Mathematics

School of Business

English Department

College of Education and Human Services

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Anne Chapman Scholarship
Art and Design

To assist one full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Art and Design with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is considered.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7295.

 

Anne Kirby Memorial Scholarship
The College of Education and Human Services

The award is to assist one matriculated graduate student in the M.Ed. or MAT degree program with at least 9 credit hours who is teaching or preparing to teach.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7696.

 

Al Stein Memorial Fund
Biology and Molecular Biology

The award is to assist full-time students majoring in a program offered by the Biology and Molecular Biology Department. Undergraduate recipients must have completed one year of Biology core and collateral courses and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Graduate students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Bigel Anthropology Fund
Anthropology

The award is to assist advanced undergraduate and graduate students major or minoring in a program offered by the Department of Anthropology. The funds may be used to support their field research and directly related endeavors, including the purchasing of materials directly related to advancing their field experiences.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship
Biology and Molecular Biology

The award is to assist two undergraduate or graduate Biology and Molecular biology major at Montclair State University with minimum of 6 credits. Recipient must maintain 3.5 GPA.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

David Ott Scholarship
John J. Cali School of Music

A fellowship to assist one incoming matriculated graduate student enrolled in Music Therapy program.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7212 or email music@mail.montclair.edu.

 

Dennis K. McDonald Award
Theatre and Dance

The award of is to assist one graduate Theatre student or undergraduate student (who will be a junior or a senior in the forthcoming semester) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Theatre courses. The candidate should have given high-quality theatrical performances, demonstrated professional potential and has shown evidence of continued development and academic achievement.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-4217.

 

Edward & Barbara Buhrer Scholarship
The College of Education and Human Services

The award is to assist one full-time undergraduate student or graduate student majoring in Social studies or English pursuing Teacher Certification who is in their student teaching semester with minimum of 3.5 GPA and proven financial need.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-5187.

 

Ellen Kauffman Travel Award
The College of the Arts

The award is to assist undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a program offered by the Department of Broadcasting, Speech Communication, Theatre and Dance for study abroad. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA in their major.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-5104.

 

Endowed Graduate Scholarship in French
Modern Languages and Literatures

To assist one student currently enrolled in the French graduate program of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The award covers one graduate course (tuition only). Recipients must be in good academic standing with at least 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-4283.

 

F. Paul Shields, Jr. Fund
Art and Design

To assist one full-time graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts Program with 3.2 GPA. The recipient must provide evidence of demonstrated leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities at MSU. Financial need may be considered.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7295.

 

H. M. Scholl Scholarship
Communication Sciences and Disorders

To assist one matriculated graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Recipient must have completed 15 credits and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in major. In addition, the candidate must show potential for making an outstanding contribution in the field of language and learning.

For more information about this award, please contact Lisa Pendola at pendolal@mail.montclair.edu.

 

John & Rose Cali Scholarship
The College of the Arts

The award is to be used to assist prospective or currently enrolled full- or part-time matriculated undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the CART with a minimum GPA of 2.5, who demonstrate commitment to a career in the arts. Scholarships will be awarded primarily on the basis of artistic achievement or promise. Financial need may be a consideration, but not the primary consideration for this scholarship.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-5104.

 

John J. Cali Music Scholarship
John J. Cali School of Music

To provide scholarships and fellowships for students enrolled in programs offered by the Cali School of Music.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7212 or email music@mail.montclair.edu.

 

Lawrence H. Conrad Award
English

To assist one student pursuing a graduate degree in American Literature or Creative Writing at Montclair State University. Selection is based on value of thesis proposal and financial need.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Lucille Weistuch Memorial Award
Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Literacy Education

This award is to assist one graduate student in field of Early Childhood Special Education.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-5407.

 

Mary Bondon Scholarship
English

The award is to assist one English major graduate student pursuing a teaching career in English Literature (high school or college level).

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Miano Graduate Special Education Scholarship
Ben Samuels Children's Center

This award is to assist one graduate student enrolled in a program leading to work with children who have pervasive developmental disorders, especially those with Autism. Recipients must have completed 18 semester hours of graduate course work with a 3.5 GPA at MSU. Applicants must submit the following: Personal statement not to exceed 750 words, letters of support, copy of program or letter showing full matriculation, and copy of transcript.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7177 or email childrenscnt@mail.montclair.edu.

 

Morse Estate Music Scholarship
John J. Cali School of Music

To assist one full-time undergraduate or graduate Music major who shows interest and ability.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7212 or email music@mail.montclair.edu.

 

NSF S-STEM NECST Scholarship Program
Department of Computer Science

This award assists full-time graduate students enrolled in a Master of Science in Computer Science program. For more information about this award, please click here or email Dr. Katherine Herbert, herbertk@mail.montclair.edu

 

Peins Speech Pathology Scholarship
Communication Sciences and Disorders

To assist one matriculated graduate student concentrating in Speech-Language Pathology. Recipient must have completed 15 credit hours in the department with a minimum 3.5 GPA in concentration. Applicants must provide evidence of participating in professional activities or community service relating to communication disorders. Should show potential for success in doctoral studies and research in communication disorders.

For more information about this award, please contact Lisa Pendola at pendolal@mail.montclair.edu.

 

PhD Counselor Ed Scholarship
Counseling and Educational Leadership

These awards are to assist PH.D. Counselor Education doctoral students taking a minimum of 6 credits each semester. Scholarship Application: 1) Acceptance in Counselor Ed. Ph.D. program. 2) Applicant will have confirmed commitment to attend MSU Ph.D. Counselor program. 3) Submission of 1-2 page essay describing why they want to be a leader in the discipline of Counselor Education. 4) Applicant will submit application and essay to Counselor Education Doctoral program by April 15.

 

Rachel Elrick Fund
English

The award is to assist undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of English, who have had scholarly papers accepted at major regional, national, or international conferences. The purpose of the award is for travel to the conference.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Rita J. Burke McLeish Memorial Scholarship
Ben Samuels Children's Center

To assist an undergraduate or graduate degree student pursuing studies leading toward working with children who have developmental delays. Recipient must have at least 9 semester hours in major with 3.0 GPA.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7177 or email childrenscnt@mail.montclair.edu.

 

Shanghai Student Quartet Scholarship
John J. Cali School of Music

To assist full or part-time undergraduate or graduate string instrument majors to study with the Shanghai String Quartet. This award is based on merit.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-7212 or email music@mail.montclair.edu.

 

Sobel Scholarship
Mathematical Sciences

The award is to assist one graduate student in Mathematics Education; nominated by Mathematics education faculty.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Sokol Doctoral Fellowship
The College of Science and Mathematics

The award is to provide up to two fellowships to assist doctoral candidates in Chemistry or a closely allied field such as Physics or Biology (the acceptability of an allied field to be determined by the faculty of the Chemistry department). Until such time as Montclair State offers a doctoral program in chemistry, it shall provide these fellowships for its graduates who are candidates in such a program at Montclair State University or another college or university.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Sokol Graduate Fellowship
The College of Science and Mathematics

The award is to assist one undergraduate student who graduates with degree in one of the natural science majors and who will pursue a PH.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry or Biochemistry at any accredited institution of higher learning including Montclair State University.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Sokol Summer Graduate Research Fellowship
The College of Science and Mathematics

The award is to assist talented graduate students conducting research on their senior thesis at Montclair State University. Candidate must submit to the Dean of The College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM): an application with 2 page personal statement/proposal for research to be undertaken and letter of support from CSAM thesis advisor who will serve as mentor during the summer.

For more information about this award, please visit the scholarship's website.

 

Solomon Honig Textbook Scholarship Fund
Economics and Finance

Book Award - To outstanding students enrolled in the Department of Economics and Finance for the purchase of textbooks from the MSU Bookstore.

For more information about this award, please call (973) 655-5255.

 

Soverel Book Award
The School of Business

To provide a textbook award for undergraduates or graduate students in one of the programs within The School of Business who is an employee of a banking organization in the community.

For more information about this award, view this flyer.


Featured External Opportunities

Scholarships (offered annually):

Fellowships (offered annually):

Internship Opportunities


Scholarship Search Engines and Helpful links

The following web-sites provide free college scholarship listings and financial aid information resources. In most of the links, the student creates a personal profile, and then a matching engine presents him/her with information on the most relevant scholarship awards.

COLLEGE DATE:
www.collegedata.com

FASTWEB SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH:
www.fastweb.com

FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AID GIVEAWAYS:
www.fedmoney.org

FREE 4U:
www.free-4u.com

GRADVIEW:
www.gradview.com

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP AND AID HELP:
www.iefa.org

SALLIE MAE'S FREE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP:
www.salliemae.com

SCHOLARSHIP EXPERTS:
www.scholarshipexperts.com

SCHOLARSHIPS ON THE NET:
http://scholarshipsonthe.net

SCHOLARSHIPS.COM:
www.scholarships.com

SMARTSTUDENT GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID:
www.finaid.org

THE FILE FOR FINANCIAL AID:
http://fafsa.ed.gov