Be 1 of 10 full-tuition scholarship recipients.
Rider University's full-tuition Trustee Scholarship offers eligible applicants a tuition-free four years at Rider. It provides a total value of approximately $144,000.
The Rider experience brings unique, hands-on learning opportunities to all students. As a Trustee Scholar, you’ll get exclusive access to some great benefits. All scholars complete one of our honors programs and get to attend the President’s Annual Trustee Scholars Dinner. A select few will even participate in the Provost’s Intellectual Climate Committee. Plus, you’ll have access to a plethora of campus and community activities, student/faculty research, honors programs and so much more!
Trustee Scholarship Information Session
To learn more about the Trustee Scholarship, register for our upcoming virtual information session on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. EDT.
How to apply
The Trustee Scholarship application deadline is November 15, 2022. Prior to that date, please take these steps:
- Apply to Rider using the Common Application.
- Submit your Trustee Scholarship application with required 400-word essay. Video is optional.
In early January, all students will be notified of their Trustee Scholarship application status.
Semi-finalists will be invited to the Virtual Trustee Scholarship Interview Day program on Saturday, January 28, 2023. If selected as a semi-finalist, attendance at Interview Day is required.
Trustee scholarship academic qualifications:
- Minimum of 3.6 GPA & 1310 SAT or 28 ACT
- Minimum of 3.75 GPA (test-optional only)
- A 400-word Trustee Scholarship essay
- A 3 to 5 minute video (optional)
- *Note: Trustee Scholarship applicants can only submit the video after they applied to Rider University via the Common Application. Soon after, applicants will gain access to their Be A Bronc Dashboard, where they will upload it in the Portfolio section.
Essay question (required)
The year is 2037. You are celebrating your 10-year anniversary of graduating from Rider University. What have you accomplished since then? How do these achievements align with the vision and mission of Rider University?
Share with us the most important activity you participated in your life thus far. How has it added value to your life and shaped your plans for the future? How will you connect what you have learned from it to your education at Rider?
Have you already applied to Rider?
You may be notified of your acceptance to Rider before we review your Trustee Scholarship essay. Included in your acceptance packet will be a letter alerting you to any scholarships for which you qualify. If you are awarded the Trustee Scholarship, it will replace all other Rider-funded grants and scholarships awarded.
*Important Notice for Audition-Based Applicants:
Applicants to audition-based programs (excluding Acting for Film, Television, and Theatre & Musical Theatre) may apply through Early Action and are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship, provided they attend an audition in December.
Applicants to the Acting for Film, Television, and Theatre and Musical Theatre programs cannot apply through Early Action but are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship, provided they apply for admission by November 15 and attend an audition in December.