Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars

Congratulations again on being named an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar! William Paterson University is proud to have enrolled thousands of Distinguished Scholars in the past and looks forward to being the destination of many Fall 2010 recipients. Please note the following possibilities for you at William Paterson University:

Merit Scholarships

- William Paterson is pleased to provide $1000 in matching funds to your $1000 Distinguished Scholarship; your award is valued at $2000 per year for up to four years at the University.

- The majority of Distinguished Scholars are eligible to receive one of our Trustee Scholarships in addition to the $2000 for the Distinguished award. Our Trustee Scholarship provides students with annual award amounts ranging from $4000 to $11000 per year.

- Click here to review all of the merit scholarship opportunities available to you.

Academic Programs

- The University Honors College provides challenging and academic opportunities and a supportive environment to help high acheiving students prepare for employment and graduate and professional schools.

- Pre-Professional preparation is available for Law and Medicine.

- Click here to research all of the University's academic programs.

Residential Opportunities

- Merit scholarship and Honors students have priority housing in our new residence hall - High Mountain East - a state-of-the-art facility that opened in Fall 2006.

- Click here to investigate residential living at William Paterson University.


- The priority application deadline is February 15 for scholarship and Honors College consideration.

- To be considered for any of our merit scholarships - aside from the University Honors College, which requires a separate application - students simply need to apply for admission and be admitted. Scholarship notification is automatic for qualified students.

- Click to apply online for admission for Fall 2010.
- Click to apply online for the Honors College for Fall 2010.

- Schedule a visit to the University. Campus tours are available on many weekdays and select Saturdays, and we are hosting two Open Houses on Sundays, February 28 and April 25.

- Please contact Anthony Leckey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, if you have any questions via e-mail or at 973.720.2900.

We wish you the best for your college search and look forward to hearing from you!


The William Paterson University Undergraduate Admissions Office