Foundation Scholarships

The following scholarships were made possible through the generosity of donors to the William Paterson University Foundation. Scholarships are subject to renewal by donors and actual amounts may vary depending on donations and accrued interest.

ARAB AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Multiple scholarships funded by private donations are to be awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students and continuing WPUNJ students, with preference given to students of Arab descent, promoting higher education as a catalyst for positive social and economic change.  The scholarships will provide support for undergraduate students with financial need and encourage these students to become leaders in their disciplines and contribute to their communities.  Incoming applicants for Fall 2016 are required to submit the online application  indicating their commitment to the enhancement of their community and to their development as leaders in their disciplines and contribute to the social and intellectual development of their community.   The Arab American Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, given the student maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester and students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.  The application deadline is June 15, 2016. Several of these scholarships are available to new students for Fall 2016.

AUDREY AND ALBERT PELHAM SCHOLARSHIP

One $800 scholarship funded by Professor Sally Hand.  Awarded with a preference to an African-American student who is a graduate from an inner-city high school or returning to college to complete his/her degree.  Scholarship is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 the first year and 2.75 for subsequent years.

DR. KATHLEEN WALDRON SCHOLARSHIPS

Varying amounts funded by private donations to be awarded to high achieving new-incoming freshmen.  The Dr. Kathleen Waldron Scholarships are renewable for up to four years (eight consecutive semesters), given the student maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.  Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester and students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.  Up to three of these scholarships are available for Fall 2016.

FRED C. RUMMEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Multiple $2,500 scholarships funded by the Rummel Foundation.  Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a preference for financially needy students enrolled in the University Honors College. Students should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and character through community service or activities and reside in Essex or Union counties. Scholarships may be renewable if a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is maintained. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Andrew, Interim Director of the University University Honors College at 973-720-3658.

HENRY J. SHOTMEYER JR. I SCHOLARSHIP

One $2,000 scholarship funded by Hayley Shotmeyer Rooney to be awarded to a high achieving new-incoming freshman from an urban high school (as defined by ABBOTT school designation in New Jersey) with demonstrated financial need.  No separate scholarship application is required; all accepted applicants will be considered based on students' academic profile (GPA and SAT scores).  The Henry J. Shotmeyer Jr. I Scholarship is renewable for up to four years (eight consecutive semesters), given the student maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 and files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.  Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester and students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.  Availability of this scholarship for Fall 2016 will be determined in June 2016 and posted to this site.

HENRY J. SHOTMEYER JR. II SCHOLARSHIP

One $2,000 scholarship funded by Heidi Shotmeyer to be awarded to a high achieving new-incoming freshman from an urban high school (as defined by ABBOTT school designation in New Jersey) with demonstrated financial need.  No separate scholarship application is required; all accepted applicants will be considered based on students' academic profile (GPA and SAT scores).  The Henry J. Shotmeyer Jr. II Scholarship is renewable for up to four years (eight consecutive semesters), given the student maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 and files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.  Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester and students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.  Availability of this scholarship for Fall 2016 will be determined in June 2016 and posted to this site.

JOHN VICTOR MACHUGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

One full tuition and fees scholarship funded by the John Victor Machuga Foundation.  Awarded to a graduate of a Passaic County high school who demonstrates significant financial need, qualifies for financial aid and exhibit leadership traits that bring recognition to the University and/or the community.

MARYANN CARROLL AND LES GUTHRIE SCHOLARSHIPS

Varying amounts funded by private donations to be awarded to high achieving new-incoming freshmen.  The Maryann Carroll and Les Guthrie Scholarships are renewable for up to four years (eight consecutive semesters), given the student maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.  Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester and students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.   Qualified students are automatically considered for this award. One of these scholarships is available for Fall 2016.

RUSSELL AND ETHEL MUTER SCHOLARSHIP 

One $800 scholarship funded by Russell and Dr. Ethel Muter '73. Scholarship is awarded to a student who has an associate's degree from a community college in New Jersey, with preference given to Raritan Valley Community College. Recipient must be either a Math or Accounting major, have maintained satisfactory academic progress, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.  Qualified students are automatically considered for this award.

SARA J. LONGENDYCK SCHOLARSHIP

One $500 scholarship funded by Daniel Terhune, the Longendyck family and friends in memory of Sara Longendyck. Awarded to a student who graduated from Clifton High School, 80th percentile with a minimum of 1000 SAT score (critical reasoning and math). Preference is given to a female student.   Qualified students are automatically considered for this award.