Scholarships for First-Year Students

Foreign Language Scholarships for Incoming Freshman Majors

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Rider University offers four (4) $2,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen who declare a foreign language major. Majors are offered in French, German, Russian and Spanish. Scholarship recipients will retain the funding over four (4) years of study provided that they fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Continuation in and completion of the major
  2. Achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  3. Active participation in department activities

Interested prospective students should notify the Office of Admission of their interest no later than March 1.

In addition to this scholarship, students may qualify for an additional scholarship based on academic merit, ranging from $6,000 to $18,000 and renewable for all four years at Rider provided they maintain a specified grade point average. Students may also qualify for additional funding based on need.

To apply for this and other scholarships, please contact Susan Christian in the Office of Admission at:
christian@rider.edu
or at: 609-895-5768

For more information on the scholarship, please contact:
Dr. Mary Poteau-Tralie, Chairperson
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Tel: 609-895-5591/Department Tel: 609-896-5146