More Than 400 Sophomores Earn Student Success Scholarships

New University scholarship program is designed to reward and encourage students to stay on track to graduate in four years

More than 400 sophomore students are the beneficiaries of a new University scholarship program designed to reward and encourage students to stay on track to graduate in four years.

All students who enrolled at the University in fall 2013 as full-time, first-time freshmen were eligible for the $1,000 Student Success Scholarship.  To receive the award, students had to complete 30 credits prior to the first day of the fall 2014 semester and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  The scholarships will be automatically renewed if the student can maintain the academic standards while earning an additional 30 credits prior to the fall semester of the third and fourth years.

“We know that college is a significant financial commitment for our students and their families,” notes Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Warren Sandmann. “These Student Success Scholarships help provide financial support and encourage our students to stay on track academically so that they can succeed and graduate in four years. These scholarships are just one part of the University’s commitment to our students’ academic success.”

Kissairy Evans, a communication major from Passaic, is proud to have received the award. “I’m beyond grateful that William Paterson University has acknowledged me with a $1,000 scholarship for my successful achievements throughout my first year of college,” she says.

Students who did not meet the criteria this year may catch up and receive the scholarship if they earn 60 credits by fall 2015.  The fall 2014 incoming class of full-time, first-time freshmen will also be eligible for the scholarships next fall.