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Scholarship funds are often based on a specific skill or ability, a major of study or a separate application. Scholarships do not need to be paid back. Eligibility requirements and amounts awarded vary. Here, you’ll find the information you need to understand the different types of scholarships offered, including university scholarships, school and college scholarships, and scholarships from outside, private sources.

Please Note: Scholarships for new students coming to Montclair State in the fall of 2022 will be announced by October, 2021.

Scholarship Search Engines

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Private Scholarships

The following scholarships are not affiliated with Montclair State University. Montclair State University also does not endorse any specific lender or vendor. You do not have to be a borrower from any of the lenders listed here to apply for their scholarships.

Scholarships That Do Not Require FAFSA

To view the full table of information Go to the web page: Scholarships That Do Not Require FAFSA

NJ Scholar Corps

New Jersey students, come home! As our country faces the challenges of rebuilding a devastated economy due to the coronavirus crisis, our state needs help from the 120,000 residents who attend a college or university outside New Jersey.

The New Jersey Scholar Corps program is open to all New Jersey undergraduate students currently studying at an accredited four-year, out-of-state university or college.

If accepted for transfer, Montclair State offers:

  • A streamlined transfer application process
  • Guaranteed acceptance of all credits earned with a grade of C or better at an out-of-state institution
  • Access to Montclair State’s many scholarship and financial aid programs
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing in our residence halls and special-interest housing options
  • The opportunity to participate in NJ Scholar Corps volunteer service activities to help rebuild our state, while gaining valuable hands-on experience as you work towards completing your degree here at home.

To learn more about the NJ Scholar Corps program, get financial aid information,and apply, visit the NJ Scholar Corps web page.

Nursing Education Scholarship Award

The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers scholarships of up to $8,000 each year to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community.

Scholarships awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees to advance their career as a full-time nurse educator. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least a year of their academic program. The NLN Foundation wants to encourage more experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to pursue advanced degrees to prepare for full-time positions as nurse educators.

To learn more, visit the Nursing Education Scholarship web page.

Departmental Scholarships by College
Graduate School Scholarships

Graduate students can find helpful scholarship resources on the Graduate School’s Financing Your Education web page.

NJ Scholarship Programs

The NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority offers several scholarships based on specific eligibility criteria.  Visit their website for details.