Donor Scholarships

The William Paterson University Donor Scholarship application for the 2016-2017 academic year is currently open and accessible at:

The application will close on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM.  After this time, no new information will be accepted and the application will not be re-opened for any reason.

Any student with a valid William Paterson University username and password (i.e., a currently enrolled student or one who has been accepted and has committed to attending during the coming semester) may log in to complete the application.

By completing the General Application, a student is placed in the pool for all scholarship opportunities for which s/he is eligible based on his or her student records and answers to the questions in that application.  The majority of these scholarships will be awarded by the Donor 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.

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

Unless specifically stated otherwise in the description, all scholarship recipients must be full-time students (12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits) at William Paterson University for each of the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. (Academic status and progress will be evaluated at the conclusion of each semester.) 

Important to know
This application was recently updated for the coming academic year.
Students who attempted to complete the scholarship application prior to April 1, 2016 should log back in and confirm that all their information is up-to-date, especially essays, résumés, and reference requests.

This application is hosted by a third-party vendor.
Students are able to log in using their WPUNJ usernames and passwords. Faculty and staff who are serving as references or reviewers will be asked to create a password specifically for the site.

Further information
Students who are interested in applying for scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year should review the information found here before beginning the application.

Faculty, staff, and community members who have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation for a scholarship applicant should click here for more detailed instructions.

Problems or questions?
Contact  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.