Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

William Paterson University Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships have all been established through the generosity of charitable-minded alumni and friends, private donors, businesses, foundations and corporations.   In particular, the Foundation and Alumni Association offers more than 200 scholarships and awards over $420,000 annually.  Scholarship awards range from $250 - $5,000 and are based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, service to the University or community and financial status.  

The online application for Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships is made available each spring semester to all undergraduate and graduate students.  One application, an essay and a letter of recommendation from a faculty and/or staff member enables the student to compete for all the available Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships awarded each academic year. The deadline for submission is the end of April and by August 1st notification is sent to all students who applied whether they were or were not awarded a scholarship.  We encourage all currently enrolled students who may qualify for scholarships and/or financial aid to apply!  For more information, please visit