Scholarships and Stewardship at Rider University

Thank you for your interest in supporting Rider Scholarships!  

Scholarship support is more critical than ever.  Today, more than 97% of Rider’s talented and deserving students receive some level of financial aid from the University. These scholarships aid in attracting the best and brightest students and help make a Rider education affordable for all students, regardless of their financial status. Rider is grateful to the many individual donors, corporations, foundations, and organizations that provide essential support for this critical area of need on both the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses. Below are the ways to provide scholarship support to Rider’s students.


The Rider Scholarship Fund

Rest assured that your gift will have an impact!  Gifts of any amount support students with financial need, making Rider’s student-centered and nurturing environment possible for promising and talented students.  Please make a contribution to our vibrant living and learning community online.


The Westminster Scholarship Fund

Not only will you contribute to the next generation of creative expression, giving Westminster students the ability to pursue their dreams, you will help spread Westminster’s mission of service through music and arts to the greater community. Your gift of any size to The Westminster Scholarship Fund supports students attending Westminster Choir College, thereby supporting just some of our many deserving young artists.  Thank you for making your online contribution.


Named Scholarships

Named scholarships provide much-needed tuition assistance to students on a year-to-year basis in recognition of the donor, or in honor or memory of someone special.  Current-use named scholarships may be awarded immediately and frequently include an opportunity to meet the scholarship recipient.  Named scholarships may be established with a gift of $5,000 or more. Learn more here.


Endowed Scholarships

An endowed scholarship of $25,000 or more ensures that funds are available in perpetuity to ensure the promise of a Rider education to students for years to come.  Each year, a portion of the accrued interest funds a scholarship award while the remainder is returned to the endowment so that it will grow with every passing year.  Since endowed scholarships become a “living” part of the University, many donors choose to create one to commemorate a family legacy, a dear friend, or another important individual.


The Amy Silvers Memorial Scholarship