Put Your Gift to Work Where You Want
While the greatest area of need is certainly The Rider Fund, which provides 98% of students with critical financial assistance for scholarships, any area you choose to support is greatly appreciated. At Rider, 26% of our students fall within low-income guidelines, suggesting that there is a substantial number of students who subsist on limited financial resources.
The funds listed below offer direct assistance to Rider students, but these are just a few of the many available funds that have a lasting impact on those who study here. If you have any questions or would like to discuss additional funding opportunities, please reach out to Gabriella Hill at 609-896-5108 or [email protected].
EOP Book Award Fund
The EOP Book Award Fund is managed by the Educational Opportunity Program office and operates similarly to an emergency relief fund for students who appeal for financial assistance in purchasing textbooks. This fund assists 25-30 students each year by providing them with vouchers for the University bookstore. It is distributed to students on a per case basis, depending on the current need and funds available.
The President’s Discretionary Endowed Fund
Funds are used to assist the special needs of students as identified by the University’s president or the vice president for Student Affairs.
The Presidential Textbook Priority Fund
Awards for this fund are overseen by Rider’s Financial Aid Office. Eligible students receive a gift card to the bookstore to help pay for their textbooks.
The Rider Fund
The Rider Fund supports student scholarships and other important University initiatives in academics and research, student services, operations and student life. The fund impacts nearly every student on campus, offering scholarship support to 98% of Rider students.
The Rider University Gay-Straight Alliance Fund
This fund supports Lavender Graduation and additional activities of Spectrum Pride Alliance, Rider campus’ student-run LGBTQ+ organization.
The Student Food Pantry Fund
Funds directed to Rider’s student Food and Resource Pantry will be used to provide nourishment to students who struggle to eat consistently and give them access to dry goods, toiletries, laundry supplies and cold weather clothing.
The Student Support Services Emergency Fund
Funds from the Student Support Services Emergency Fund are used to assist participants within the SSS program exclusively. These funds help reduce the emotional, financial, and at times, the physical challenges that may prevent students from continuing their education at Rider University.
The Rider Veterans Fund
Donations made to The Rider Veterans Fund will be used to provide support services, activities and to fund special projects exclusively for veterans and members of the military and their family members.
The Veterans Scholarship Fund
The Veterans Scholarship fund provides financial support to Rider University's veteran students seeking to complete their undergraduate education.