As an NCAA Division I school, student athletes at Rider may be awarded scholarships based on athletic ability in one of Rider's 20 intercollegiate sports. Awarded athletic scholarships must comply with NCAA regulations. Student athletes are required to complete the FAFSA annually. Interested students should contact the athletics department at 609-896-5054 for the appropriate coach's name and telephone extension or visit gobroncs.com.
Community Scholars/ Bonner Leaders
This service-based scholarship program provides education awards based on the amount of hours served on a community service project. Admitted students with significant community service experience during high school are invited to apply.
For more details regarding the Rider Community Scholars/Bonner Leaders program, visit the Community Scholars/Bonner Leaders Program website.
For information about community service at Rider University, visit the Office of Service and Civic Engagement webpage.
The Legacy Award is provided to all students who are the child, grandchild or sibling of a Rider graduate. Qualified students receive a $2,000 grant that is renewable for up to four years of study at Rider University. The policy to maintain the Legacy Award is outlined on the application. Please note that if Legacy Award appears on your financial aid award letter, you do not need to complete the application. However, students must maintain the eligibility requirements outlined on the Legacy Award Policy/Application form.
These grants are 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. Sibling grants awarded to each additional sibling for each semester in which multiple siblings are enrolled. Enrolling siblings must complete the Sibling Application and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid.
Foreign Language Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Majors
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Rider University offers four (4) $2,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen who declare a foreign language major. Majors are offered in French and Spanish. Learn more.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation
The Charlotte W. Newcombe scholarship is awarded to mature second career women who are degree candidates and have completed half of their baccalaureate program. Learn more about the Newcombe Foundation. Download 2020 - 2021 Application Form
Military and Veterans
View scholarships and financial aid opportunities for veterans, military service members and their beneficiaries.
Other Financial Aid Opportunities
The Office of Financial Aid is available to help students and families meet the cost of their education. If you have changes in your financial circumstances or would like to discuss opportunities for additional financial assistance, you may stop by the One Stop Services office located on the top floor of the Bart Luedeke Center or contact us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment. You may also visit us on our Rider One Stop Facebook page for additional financial aid information and scholarships as they become available.
Other External Scholarship Search Engines
Small scholarships add up! Be patient, persistent and never pay for external scholarships. Check with foundations, businesses, clubs, organizations, religious affiliations and educational benefits/scholarships at companies for employees and/or employees' dependents. Remember that deadlines and application procedures vary widely but you should never stop researching external scholarship sources.