William Paterson University

Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships

 

The William Paterson University Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship application for the 2015-2016 academic year is currently open and accessible at:

 

https://wpunj.academicworks.com/

 

The application will close on Friday, May 15, 2015 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 April 1, 2015, 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 2015-2016 academic year.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

By completing the General Application, you place yourself in the pool for all scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible based on your student information and your answers to the questions in that application.  The majority of these scholarships will be awarded by the Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship Committee.  The remainder will be awarded by the Enrollment Management division or an academic department; these awards may not be based on information from this application.

 

There are scholarship opportunities that require additional information in order to determine your eligibility.  If a scholarship requires additional information to determine your eligibility, you will see an “Apply” button.  (You may also review “Recommended Opportunities” for a condensed list.) You do not have to answer these questions in order to complete and submit the application as a whole; however, you MUST answer a question if you wish to be considered for that specific scholarship. If, after reading a scholarship description, you know you are not eligible, please do not apply.

 

New scholarships may be added between now and the closing of the application on Friday, May 15, 2015. At least once before then, please log back into your completed application to see if any new scholarships have been recommended to you and require additional information.

 

Disclaimer: The number and amount of scholarship awards shown are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility factors and funds available.

 

If you have problems or questions, please contact IAScholarships@wpunj.edu.  We will do our best to ensure a timely reply; however, there may be a delay of up to two days, especially weekdays after 5 PM and over the weekend.

 

 

Please read the following important instructions and notes before starting the application.

 

  • This is a new application portal.

It is not the same as the application you may have completed in previous years.  Please be sure to read ALL notes and instructions as you proceed.

 

  • This scholarship application requires a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the University or from an external supervisor, mentor, or instructor.

You will be asked to provide the recommender’s name and 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. 

 

Please be sure to speak with your reference ahead of time to confirm that s/he will be capable of providing a letter of recommendation prior to the deadline and notify them once you have completed the application.  If s/he does not receive an email request for a letter of recommendation, check the information you entered. 

 

Please note: reference requests may go into junk/spam folders, depending on the recipient’s filter settings.

 

  • 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 qualifying for a scholarship.

 

If you do not upload a résumé, please provide your extracurricular, community service, and employment activities in the spaces provided on the general application.  The more information you include, the more you increase your chances of qualifying for a scholarship.

 

If you need assistance creating or refining your résumé, please make an appointment at the Career Development Center (Student Center, Room 301; x3291; http://www.wpunj.edu/career-development/).

 

If you have problems or questions, please contact IAScholarships@wpunj.edu.  We will do our best to ensure a timely reply; however, there may be a delay of up to two days, especially weekdays after 5 PM and over the weekend.