FDU Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a variety of academic achievement scholarships. We recommend freshman applicants submit their application for admission and arrange for the official high school transcript and standardized test score results (SAT or ACT) to be sent by January 15 for priority scholarship consideration. A transfer applicant must have completed a minimum of 24 college credits and submit their application for admission along with official copies of college transcript(s).  Fall and Spring start terms are available.   

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarships are full tuition merit awards renewable for a maximum of four years for students enrolled as full-time, residential students.  Incoming freshmen applicants are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), and an SAT composite of 1300 or above (math plus critical reading only) on a 1600 scale, or an ACT composite of 29 or above.  Also required is a guidance counselor nomination (the Presidential Scholarship Nomination form can be found online, or available to download - nomination forms are also available in high school guidance offices; call the Office of Admissions at 800-338-8803 for assistance).  The deadline for guidance counselor nominations is January 15.  Presidential Scholars are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship

All incoming first-time freshmen submitting a completed application (admission application, official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT test scores) will be automatically reviewed for this unique achievement-based award.  The Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarships range from $18,000 to $30,000 annually for a maximum of four years.  The recommended academic criteria for consideration are 1200 and above SAT on a 1600 scale (or 27 and above ACT composite), and a GPA of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale).  Recipients must remain full-time students while maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Dean's Scholarship

All incoming first-time freshmen submitting a completed application (admission application, official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT test scores) will be automatically reviewed for this academic scholarship. The Dean's Scholarships range from $10,000 to $17,500 annually for a maximum of four years.  The recommended academic criteria for consideration are 1050 to 1190 SAT on a 1600 scale (or 23-26 ACT), and a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).  Recipients must remain full-time students while maintaining a minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA.

Provost’s Leadership Award

This award recognizes academically qualified students with a demonstrated record of outstanding leadership and/or service in their school or community. These annually renewable awards range from $3,000 to $9,500 for a maximum of four years at full-time enrollment while maintaining a 2.70 cumulative grade point average. Provost's Leadership Awards are based on academic record, leadership abilities and extracurricular activities.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students with an earned associate's degree who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a $16,000 PTK Scholarship.  Candidates must submit a copy of their PTK certificate along with proof of graduation with an associate's degree from a community college.  This scholarship is offered for a maximum of two years.  Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Transfer Scholarship

All transfer students applying to the University who have completed a minimum of 24 college credits are automatically evaluated for Transfer Scholarships. These scholarships range from $5,000 to $12,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years at full-time enrollment status.  Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Athletic Scholarship

Athletic scholarships are available for male and female athletes at the University's Metropolitan Campus. All recipients are subject to the Division I rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA). All scholarship recipients are required to file the FAFSA application. For further information, contact the Metropolitan Campus Office of Athletics at 201-692-2208.