Scholarships & Financial Aid
Each year, hundreds of CCS students receive scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. As a CCS student, you will benefit from having a designated Financial Aid Counselor, as well as attending the College's workshops on identifying and applying for external scholarships.
“A professor recognized my talent within my writing and recommended me to the school to share my story at scholarship events after receiving my first scholarship, a 'Salute to Mothers' award of $1,000.”
- Dean's Scholar Awards
Dean's Scholar Awards are available to CCS incoming and re-admitted students who register for at least six (6) credits during their first semester at the University. The award amounts vary and are subject to the available funds. The awards may be renewed to include one consecutive semester, provided that students enroll in at least two courses (6 credits) in each semester. Download Application (.pdf)
- Transfer Scholarships
Rider offers Transfer Scholarships of up to $5,000 each for full-time, matriculated students transferring to Rider with an A.A. degree and a 3.5 grade point average or better. The scholarship is renewed each year provided the student maintains full-time status with a grade point average of at least 2.5.
- Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and Rider University have established a fund to provide scholarships for mature second-career women. All Rider University women, age 25 or older, who have completed at least 60 credits toward a baccalaureate degree program, are eligible to apply for partial tuition assistance. Applicants may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of clarity of career goals, financialneed and academic record. View Fall 2017 Application Form
- Maida Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to newly admitted CCS degree candidates. Students must have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits either at Rider or intransfer, with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to be eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholarships, which are renewable for a maximum of three years, are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic record. First consideration is given to Mercer County residents.
- Phyllis K. Snyder Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for CCS part-time mature female students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. CCS women, age 30 or older, raising a family while attending college and maintaining a 2.5 overall GPA are eligible to apply. The scholarship is based on financial need as well as merit. Applications are available at the CCS office.
- Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. For more information, please contact Nancy Murray at the Soroptimist International of Trenton, 609-298-3488 or [email protected].
- PEO Program for Continuing Education*
Provides need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. A woman is eligible to apply if she: a). Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter b). Is a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada c). Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing the educational program that will lead to employment or job advancement in her chosen field d). Is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program. View application information
- Alpha Sigma Lambda Foundation Scholarship
Attend an institution with an active Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter and may be nominated by that chapter, but the scholarship applicant does not have to be a chapter member. Rider has an active ASL chapter. Applicant must be 24 years of age or older, be matriculated in a degree program leading to the baccalaureate degree, have completed 30 graded semester hours in institutional coursework by the completion of the fall or January term at the institution currently enrolled with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrate financial need for the current academic year at the institution where the student is currently enrolled. Eligible candidates are invited to apply by Chapter Counselor at Rider.
The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship*
If you are at least 25 years of age or older OR have taken an extended absence from school, you fit the description of a non-traditional student. To qualify for this scholarship, you must reside in either Canada or the U.S. and be attending an accredited institution in one of these countries. You do not need to be enrolled in a continuing education program in order to be eligible. For more information, visit http://www.destinysolutions.com/company-2/scholarship/
Other available scholarships* include:
|National Pathfinder / National Foundation of Republican Women||http://www.nfrw.org/pathfinder|
|Betty Rendel / National Foundation of Republican Women||http://www.nfrw.org/rendel|
|Patsy Takemoto Monk Education Foundation||www.patsyminkfoundation.org/edsupport.html|
|Jeanette Rankin Award||www.rankinfoundation.org/students/application|
|Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship||www.acfe.com/scholarship|
|Adult Students in Scholastic Transition||http://ewiconnect.com/scholarships/|
|Business and Professional Women's Foundation||http://www.bpwnjfoundation.org/career-awards.html|
|Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting||http://efwa.org/scholarships.php|
*Externally provided scholarships are not funded by Rider. We caution against providing personal or financial information to any external scholarship providers.
As a CCS student, you can also take advantage of Rider's convenient deferred payment and third party payment plans (for students who receive tuition benefits from their employer).
To learn more about scholarship and financial aid options, please visit Rider's Office of Financial Aid.