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Scholarships for Transfer Students - Spring 2021

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Scholarships are available.  Learn how to apply.

Rider is proud to be among the nation’s top universities recognized by PTK for our commitment and investment of resources to support transfer students.Rider is proud to be among the nation’s top universities recognized by PTK for our commitment and investment of resources to support transfer students.


Students do not have to apply for scholarships; they are automatically awarded if eligible.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR SPRING 2021 FULL TIME STUDENTS* 

Minimum Cumulative GPA Amount (per year) Value Over 3 Years
3.5-4.0
$25,000
$75,000
3.0-3.49 $22,000 $66,000
2.75-2.99 $18,000 $54,000
2.5-2.74
$16,000
$48,000

PTK Members also receive an additional $1,000 annually for up to 3 years. 
Rider also offers NJ STARS II Awards of $2,500 annually.

*To be considered for the Rider's Full-Tuition Fall 2020 Trustee Scholarship, you must apply by February 1st, 2020. See below.

To be considered for one of our transfer academic scholarships, you must:

  • Submit a completed application for admission by December 1 for Spring term admission or April 1 for Fall term admission, including the essay and all official transcripts. Beyond these dates, we will award scholarships as long as funds remain available;

  • Be regularly admissible to the University as a full-time student;

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale, based on all college level work. If you have attended more than one college, your cumulative GPA is calculated based on grades from all colleges attended;

  • Have completed at least 12 credits of coursework at the college level


COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER AWARDS

Rider University Full Tuition Transfer Trustee Scholarship
LEAD THE HERD! Apply for the prestigious Transfer Trustee Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship given to our TOP 2 community college graduates who plan to start at Rider in the Fall semester. Rider's Trustee Scholarship provides FULL TUITION for 2 years of full-time study, a value of over $83,000. Click here for full details.

PTK Scholarships
Beginning with new transfers entering in 2017 or later, if you attend a community college and are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you will receive an additional $1,000 on top of your merit based scholarship above.  At Rider our top transfer scholarships are worth more than 50% of tuition.  For full details, visit www.rider.edu/finaid.

NJ STARS II
If you are a NJ STARS scholar graduating from a New Jersey community college with a 3.25 or higher GPA, you are eligible to participate in NJ STARS II at Rider. This award is $2,500 per year ($1,250 per semester), and is renewable for up to four semesters for a maximum value of $5,000. The award is made in addition to Rider's academic scholarships and grants. For details, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 609-896-5360.

Campus Connection Grant: Eligible community college transfer students can receive $3,000 annually toward campus housing. The grant is available to transfer students from New Jersey community colleges and select Pennsylvania community colleges. This grant is awarded automatically on a limited basis to eligible students who plan to live on-campus at Rider and is renewable for a total of 3 years.

ADDITIONAL AID OPPORTUNITIES

Legacy Awards: $2,000 annually ($1,000 per semester)
Awarded to new full-time students who are children, grandchildren or siblings of Rider graduates.  Renewable for up to three years of study at Rider University.

Sibling Grant: $2,000 annually ($1,000 per semester)
Available to any new full-time undergraduate student enrolling at Rider University who has a sibling currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at Rider. Awarded to each additional sibling as long as multiple siblings are enrolled, up to three years.


Maintaining Your Scholarship

  • $25,000 Scholarship (Transfer Scholarship):
    Renewable up to three years if recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.1
     
  • $22,000 Scholarship (Transfer Scholarship):
    Renewable up to three years if recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2.8
     
  • $18,000 Scholarship (Transfer Scholarship):
    Renewable up to three years if recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5
     
  • $16,000 Scholarship (Transfer Scholarship):
    Renewable up to three years if recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5