The Maurice E. Palmer Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Maurice Palmer, former Associate Director of Admission who passed away at an early age after a long career at Rider University.
Award Amount: $2,500
GPA to maintain: 2.5
*Scholarship is renewable for four consecutive years of full-time undergraduate study as long as a student maintains a 2.5 GPA.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving EOP student admitted to Rider University. The EOP committee begins to review applicants to its program in early spring; you will be notified if you are a finalist for the scholarship by late spring.
About the Maurice E. Palmer Scholarship
The student should demonstrate leadership skills, a commitment and loyalty to working with others and the ability to contribute to Rider University and make it a better place just as Maurice did. The applicant's potential to contribute to the University could be measured by involvement in student organizations demonstrated through his or her activities in high school. The recipient of the award should be reflective of Maurice Palmer and his character and commitment to others.
Maurice E. Palmer Memorial Scholarship Application
At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the current academic year.
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Demonstrate leadership skills, commitment and loyalty to working with others
- The ability to contribute to Rider University and make it a better place, just as Maurice did. This can be measured by involvement in student organizations and other activities in their high school.
Students applying to the University as test-optional may still apply for EOP.
Candidates will be selected from the accepted EOP pool by the scholarship committee. Those selected may be invited to a video interview in the spring of their senior year of high school.