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 (More Information to Come)

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 Graduate Scholarship to a Master's level student majoring in Addiction Counseling in the Graduate Counseling program, College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University.

Eligibility: Qualifications pertaining to recipients:

  • An eligible applicant is preferably a full time student accepted into the graduate Master's level Counseling program in CEHS and majoring in Addictions Counseling at Montclair State University;
  • New Jersey Resident, with minimum GPA of 3.0, and proven financial need;
  • This scholarship is not applicable for students in the Substance Awareness Coordinator (SAC) Certificate Program.

 

Award Amount: $1000 for one student

Deadline: May 1, 2012

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

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 download the application.

Award Amount: $250

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

Application Process: To be considered for this prize, students must fill out the application form (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.

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.

Eligibility: Students:

  • Must be fully matriculated in a doctoral program at MSU
  • Must be enrolled in or anticipate being enrolled in dissertation advisement at the time of the award
  • Must have a dissertation proposal fully approved on file in The Graduate School

 

Award Amount: The Albert Wang Award Fund provides for one $2,000 cash award to be given each Fall semester to assist doctoral students who are conducting scholarly research as a part of their dissertation.

Deadline: To be considered for the Albert Wang Dissertation Award, doctoral students must submit the following to The Graduate School by June 1st:

  • The Albert Wang Dissertation Award Application form
  • 5 page typed summary of their dissertation proposal with an abstract
  • Copy of Dissertation Proposal Approval form with all signatures
  • Letter of support from dissertation advisor addressing scholarship of the work and its potential impact on the field

Application Process: Print out an Albert Wang Dissertation Award Application (PDF) and submit it to The Graduate School.

Students will be evaluated on these materials as well as their academic performance in the doctoral program. Students will be notified of the results by mid-summer. Recipient must enroll in dissertation advisement for the semester of the award and must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA. The recipient may not receive this award more than once nor hold another University scholarship or Graduate Assistantship simultaneously.

Carla M. Narrett Graduate Research Award

Description: The Carla M. Narrett Graduate Research Award was developed to honor the first Dean of the Graduate School and Research for her years of service to Montclair State University. The award provides funding to graduate students conducting research or presenting results at professional conferences.

Eligibility: Funds will be awarded based on availability and on the strength of the proposal.

Award Amount: Graduate students may be awarded up to $300.00 to explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project or a specific component of thesis or dissertation work, e.g. instrument development/validation or a pilot study. The Award also assists students with expenses associated with presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences. The fund will offer reimbursement for a maximum of $300.00. Reimbursement is limited to expenses for travel, food, lodging and conference fees.

Deadline: Graduate students are invited to apply to the Dean of the Graduate School on a rolling basis each academic year.

Application Process: To apply, current graduate student must submit a proposal in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School. The proposal should describe the project, why the funds are necessary and a budget outlining how the funds will be utilized.

Award recipients are expected to submit a written report once research is completed, including the question under investigation, research methods, results, conclusions, and how the monies from the Award were used.

Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program

Description: The Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program (NMUTR) is an innovative apprenticeship-based program of study for individuals with a deep commitment to urban teaching. This Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has two tracks: P-3/K-5 certification with dual certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities; and secondary, content area certification in mathematics or science.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply to the NMUTR program if you meet the outlined minimum requirements listed below:

  • Candidates applying for the P-3/K-5 dual certification program must have an undergraduate degree with a major in liberal arts.
  • Candidates for the math/science certification must have an undergraduate degree with a major in math or a field of science.

For both programs, applicants must also have:

  • A deep commitment to urban education
  • A conferred bachelors degree
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Passing scores on all required Praxis II exams
  • Acceptable GRE scores
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Availability for an in-person interview with admission committee
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

Award Amount: The NMUTR offers full Montclair State tuition and fees plus a living stipend of $39,000 for the eighteen month program and $26,000 for the twelve month program.

Deadline: No Deadline

Application Process: All eligible candidates are required to complete a Montclair State University Graduate School application. Included in this application are:

  • 2 professional letters of recommendation
  • A specified NMUTRP Portrait of a Teacher essay
  • Official transcripts of all prior college coursework
  • $60 application fee

Please note: The application process is very selective for this program. All applicants are required to submit a copy of their transcript(s) to the Program Director for review prior to applying. Please visit the Graduate School web site to apply online. In the online application, select Professional Non-degree program/Urban Teaching Residency (UTR).

Contact Information:

Susan Taylor, Director
Phone: 973-655-6687
Email: taylors@mail.montclair.edu

Ms. Toyin Adekoje, Program Advisor
Phone: 973-655-7990
Email: nmutrp@mail.montclair.edu

PharmFest Scholarship
A spectrum of possibilites

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.

Eligibility:

  • First-time, full-time graduate student in a master's program in CSAM, SBUS or the combined MS/MBA.
  • Intend on pursuing 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
  • Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Not receiving any other scholarship/assistantship from MSU

 

Award Amount: Tuition scholarship of $3,000 per year for two years

Deadline: May 31

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

no later than May 31st

  • 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 you credentials and goals
  • A completed scholarship application

Renewal: (For second year award renewal)

  • Must maintain a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA
  • No grade (s) lower than a B
  • Maintained fulltime status prior semesters
  • Demonstrate continued pursuit of pharma career goals
  • Progress report on first year research and other activities
  • Participated in pharma related activities

Recipients will be recognized at and expected to be actively involved in the next PharmFest.

Robert J. Lieberman Advertising Graduate Scholarship

Description: A $500 award to financially assist one graduate student either full-time or part-time majoring in Marketing or Advertising in the SBUS. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.0.

Eligibility: Applicant must be majoring in Marketing or Advertising and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: July 1

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

Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarship (Masters)

Description: The Graduate School administers the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarships awarded by the Montclair State University Foundation. The Montclair State University Foundation supports the activities of the University in many ways. Through its endowments, the Foundation has made funds available for scholarships to graduate students. A limited number of scholarships are offered each year to qualified graduate students. The Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarships are available to qualified new students at Montclair State University who have not previously earned a master's degree.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be fully matriculated into a graduate degree program either on a full- or part-time basis by the time the Scholarship is awarded. The scholarships will provide tuition for 2 semesters for a maximum of 24 semester credits for full-time students and 12 credits for part-time students. Recipients must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average each semester of the award.

Award Amount: Montclair offers a number of scholarship opportunities to full-time and part-time students. Most notably, the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarship award ranges from $1,500 to $7,000 per year.

Deadline: Admission and scholarship applications must be received at The Graduate School by April 1st to be considered for awards for the following academic year.

Application Process: To be considered for the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarship, students must submit the following documents to The Graduate School by April 1st:

 

The following documents must be on file at The Graduate School as part of the student's admission application file:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Official standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT)

 

In addition to the documents mentioned above, students who received their undergraduate degree from an institution in a foreign country must submit the following documents to The Graduate School by April 1st:

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Foreign transcript evaluation by World Education Services (WES)

 

Students will be evaluated on all of the requirements mentioned above. Students will be notified of the results by mid-summer.

Montclair State University offers several other scholarships through The Graduate School and individual academic departments to new and continuing graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels. In addition, we make information regarding external scholarships available to our students. For questions regarding these scholarships, contact The Graduate School at (973) 655-5147.

Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarship (Doctoral)

Description: The Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Doctoral Fellowship is awarded on an periodic basis to qualified doctoral students at Montclair State University who have not previously earned a doctoral degree.

The award will be paid to the student in biweekly installments for the year of the award. In order to maintain the award, the student must show continual progress toward completion of the dissertation. To that end, the student receiving the award will be required to submit a progress report regarding the dissertation on April 30, August 31, and December 31 to The Graduate School. Each progress report shall be accompanied by a letter of support from the student's dissertation advisor confirming the progress.

If it is determined that a student is not making satisfactory progress with the dissertation, the Fellowship award may be in jeopardy. If the student completes the dissertation and earns the doctoral degree prior to the end of the award year, the student will be paid the balance of the award at that time.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be fully matriculated in a doctoral program and must have an approved dissertation proposal.

Award Amount: The Fellowship will provide a one-time $10,000 award to the recipient.

Deadline: April 1st

Application Process: To be considered for the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Doctoral Fellowship, students must submit the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarship Application by April 1st.


Department Scholarships

(More Information to Come)

College of the Arts

College of Science and Mathematics

School of Business

English Department

Dennis K. McDonald Award
Morse Estate Music Scholarship
David Ott Scholarship
Anne Chapman Scholarship
John J. Cali Music Scholarship
F. Paul Shields, Jr. Fund
Shanghai Student Quartet Scholarship
Miano Graduate Special Education Scholarship
Lucille Weistuch Memorial Award
Ph.D. Counselor Ed Scholarship
Rita J. Burke McLeish Memorial Scholarship
Endowed Graduate Scholarship in French
H. M. Scholl Scholarship
Rachel Elrick Fund
Mary Bondon Scholarship
Lawrence H. Conrad Award
Peins Speech Pathology Scholarship
Bigel Anthropology Fund
Sobel Scholarship
Al Stein Memorial Fund
Bonnie Lustigman Research Fellowship
Sokol Graduate Fellowship
Sokol Summer Graduate Research Fellowship
Soverel Book Award
Ellen Kauffman Travel Award
Anne Kirby Memorial Scholarship
Albert Wang Thesis Scholarship
John & Rose Cali Scholarship
Edward & Barbara Buhrer Scholarship
Solomon Honig Textbook Scholarship Fund


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

GATEWAYS TO U.S SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:
http://students.gov/STUGOWebApp/index.jsp

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

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE NETWORK EXPRESS:
www.srnexpress.com/index.cfm

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

USA FUNDS:
www.usafunds.collegeanswer.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp