William Paterson University

Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships


The William Paterson University Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship application for the 2014-2015 academic year is currently open and accessible at:




The application will close on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM.  After this time, no new information will be accepted and the application will not be re-opened for any reason.


Note: If you attempted to complete the scholarship application prior to March 26, 2014, your information will not have been saved.  You must restart, complete, and submit the application found at the link above in order to be considered for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Please read the following important information before starting the application.


  • For security reasons, there is a 45-minute inactivity timeout on this application.

If your time expires, you will be asked to log in again.  If you require more time to complete this application, you may click “Postpone” at the bottom of the page.  If you timeout, postpone, or close the window after saving a page, you may return to finish the application any time before the final deadline of Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM.


  • This scholarship application requires a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the University.

You will be asked to provide the recommender’s name and University email address. S/he will be instructed via an automated email how to upload your letter of recommendation to the Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship Committee.  You are strongly encouraged to notify your recommender prior to entering his/her contact information on the online scholarship application so s/he will be prepared when the automated email is sent.


  • This scholarship application requires a general essay.

We suggest that you write the essay ahead of time in an MS Word document so you are ready to upload it to the application when you reach that section.


The essay should address (in 300-500 words) the following topic:


How a William Paterson University scholarship would influence your education and life goals; education students should specifically address why they want to enter the teaching profession.


Please be thoughtful and careful when writing and reviewing your essay.  Use this opportunity to tell the committee about yourself, your future goals and aspirations, and why you are deserving of a scholarship.


You will not be allowed to submit your application until this essay is uploaded!


  • You may upload your résumé.

You are not required to upload a résumé; however, it is strongly recommended that you do so, as it may increase your chances of receiving a scholarship.


If you need assistance creating or refining your résumé, please make an appointment at the Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center (Student Center, Room 301; x2281 or x2282; http://www.wpunj.edu/career-advisement/).