Scholarships and Stewardship
As a scholarship student at Rider, I am so grateful that donors give back to the University. Through their support, they have shown that Rider is more than a school; it is a family.” – Allyson Galano ’16
Scholarship support is more critical than ever. Today, 97% of Rider’s talented and deserving students receive some level of financial aid from the University, totaling over $61 million annually. Scholarships help attract the best and brightest students and help to make a Rider education accessible for all, regardless of their financial status. Scholarships funded by individual donors, corporations, foundations, and organizations provide essential support for this critical area of need on both the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses.
An endowed scholarship of $25,000 or more ensures that funds are available in perpetuity to help Rider’s students afford growing tuition costs. Each year, a portion of the accrued interest funds a scholarship award; 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.
Current-use scholarships provide tuition assistance to students on a year-to-year basis. Current-use scholarships may be established in the name of the donor, or in honor of memory of someone special with a gift of $1,000 or more.
If you are interested in establishing a named current-use or endowed scholarship, Rider University will collaborate with you to create scholarship parameters.