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Scholarships  

In order to apply for any of these scholarships, you must apply to Seton Hall University. However, you may apply for the scholarship prior to notification of admission. The criteria listed below determines eligibility only and does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship.

Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $5,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman and incoming transfers who are the children, grandchildren or siblings of alumni. Awarded selectively based upon achievement and their dedication to Seton Hall's mission.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Alumni Scholarship Application
Awarded selectively to incoming freshmen and incoming transfers who are the children, grandchildren or siblings of alumni. This scholarship is awarded based upon the student’s alumni connection, his/her total academic achievement, and his/her dedication to Seton Hall’s mission. Two renewable scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 each.

Catholic High School Achievement Award

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $2,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen attending Catholic high schools with a minimum of an unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT (new) or 29 ACT as well as a strong record of involvement in their high school, community or church.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student
Application: n/a
The Catholic High School Achievement Award is a competitive scholarship awarded exclusively to incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school who have a minimum of an unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT (new) 1290 SAT two-score (old) or 29 on the ACT as well as a strong record of involvement in your high school, community or church. This $2,000 award is renewable for three additional years for a total award of $8,000 as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and earns at least 30 credits annually. There is no application required for this scholarship; the scholarship is automatically awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements shortly after admission. Learn more by visiting the Catholic High School Achievement Award page.

Chicago Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: Up to $1,000, not renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman and incoming transfers who hold permanent residence in Illinois, have at least a 3.0 GPA and a 1170 SAT (new) or 23 ACT. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Chicago Alumni Memorial Scholarship Application
Incoming freshman and incoming transfer students who hold permanent residence in Illinois, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an SAT composite two-score of 1100 (old) 1170 (new) or ACT composite score of 23. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need as demonstrated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline. This scholarship is awarded for up to $1,000 and is not renewable.

Dan Barney Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: Up to $1,000, not renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and incoming transfers who hold permanent residence in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota or South Dakota with at least a 3.0 GPA and a 1170 SAT (new) or 23 ACT.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Dan Barney Memorial Scholarship
Incoming freshman and incoming transfer students who hold permanent residence in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota or South Dakota with at least a 3.0 GPA and an SAT composite two-score of 1100 (old) 1170 (new) or ACT composite score of 23. The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline. This award is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $2,000 - $8,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman and incoming transfers who will participate in Seton Hall's Brownson Speech and Debate Team and who display outstanding academic achievement and public speaking ability.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship Application
Available to incoming freshmen and transfer students who will participate in Seton Hall's Brownson Speech and Debate Team and who display outstanding academic achievement and public speaking ability. These renewable scholarships are awarded in the fall semester and range from $2,000 to $8,000. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $6,500, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman and incoming international freshmen who have outstanding academic records; have overcome economic or educational hardship and demonstrated a commitment to diversity and serving or working with socio-economically or educationally underserved communities.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Application
Awarded in the fall semester to incoming freshmen and incoming international freshmen who have outstanding academic records; have overcome economic or educational hardship and demonstrated a commitment to diversity and serving or working with socio-economically or educationally underserved communities. This scholarship ranges from $6,500 to $8,500 and is renewable contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 GPA and actively participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Association. All recipients must address issues of equality and social justice through servant leadership and scholarship. The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Murray Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $3,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman and incoming international freshmen with outstanding records of academic achievement.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student.
Application: n/a
This scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 annually, is automatically awarded upon admission (Fall semester only) to select students with exceptional high school academic records, activities and exceptional standardized test scores. This award can be combined with other awards and can be used to cover any directly billed costs including undergraduate flat tuition charges, fees and university sponsored room and board. This award was made possible by the generosity of Patrick and Mary Ann Murray, who have generously donated funds in support of Seton Hall students as well as invested in campus facilities such as the Science Building and the Recreation Center. We are grateful for the generosity that the Murray family has shown towards Mr. Murray's alma mater.

New Jersey Firefighters Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $3,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman who are dependent children of career New Jersey firefighters who are FMBA members
Application Process: apply online
Application: New Jersey Firefighters Scholarship Application
Incoming freshmen who are dependent children of career New Jersey firefighters who are FMBA members. These renewable $3,000 scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who begin in the fall semester after their high school graduation. The completed scholarship application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

NJ Stars II Scholarship Match

Deadline: ongoing
Amount: $2,500, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming transfers graduating from NJ STARS program and receiving NJ STARS II grant from NJ. Available in fall and spring.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student.
Application: n/a
Seton Hall University offers special scholarships for NJ STARS graduates. New Jersey's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority offers NJ Stars participants the opportunity to continue on as STARS II students at private institutions with an additional grant of up to $2,500. Seton Hall will match this grant providing up to an additional $2,500 for incoming transfer students who were part of the NJ Stars program. This award will be in addition to the already generous scholarship and grant opportunities available to transfer students.

Pep Band Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: Up to $2,500, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman and incoming transfers who will participate in Seton Hall's Pep Band and who display outstanding academic achievement and musical talent.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Pep Band Scholarship Application
Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students who will participate in Seton Hall's Pep Band and who display outstanding academic achievement and musical talent. Scholarships are awarded according to instrumental need within the ensemble. These renewable $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students who begin in the fall semester. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. The completed scholarship application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Deadline: ongoing
Amount: $2,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming transfers and incoming international transfers who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and have earned their Associate's Degree after the completion of high school graduation. Available in the fall and spring.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student.
Application: n/a
Incoming transfers and incoming international transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded automatically and no special application form is required; however the application for admission, along with proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, is required.

Pirates Pitch

Deadline: October 18
Amount: Up to $2,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and incoming international freshmen who win the Pirate's Pitch for High School Students competition sponsored by the Stillman School of Business.
Application Process: apply online
Competition Entry: Pirates Pitch for High School Students
This scholarship is awarded as part of Pirates Pitch for High School Students, a competition sponsored by the Stillman School of Business. Seton Hall University offers high school students a contest to teach the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation. The finalists selected to present their ideas are each awarded one of 10 renewable scholarships (up to $10,000 in total award) as well as one-time cash prizes of up to $2,500 to the top winners.

Public Tuition Rate

Deadline: December 15
Amount: $22,500, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and incoming international freshmen with a minimum of 1310 SAT (new) or 28 ACT and in the top 10% of their high school class.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student.
Application: n/a
For high-achieving students, Seton Hall offers a public tuition rate which significantly reduces the cost of tuition. Students must be enrolling as directly from high school, have a minimum 28 ACT or 1250 (old) 1310 (new) two-score SAT with no less than 550 M (old) 570 M (new) and 550 CR (old) or 610 ERW (new). Learn more »

ROTC Scholarships

Deadline: ongoing
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application Process: Visit the Pirate Battalion Information page
Application: Visit the Pirate Battalion Information page
Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students pursuing a commission with the Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. Scholarships are full-tuition and fees or room and board. For more information, contact the ROTC office at (973) 761-9446 or visit the Pirate Battalion Scholarship page or download this PDF.

Servant Leader Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $2,400, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and incoming transfers who display a competitive academic record and a record of exemplary service and leadership.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Servant Leader Scholarship Application
Open to students who display a competitive academic record and a record of exemplary service and leadership. Awards vary but average $2,400. Scholarship application and application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Transfer Scholarship

Deadline: ongoing
Amount: $5,000 - $12,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming transfers and incoming international transfers with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and 24 or more college level credits which have been earned after high school graduation. Available in fall and spring.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student.
Application: n/a
Incoming transfer students who display a competitive academic record. Award ranges from $5,000 to $12,000. Students are automatically considered based on receipt of application for admission. Students are eligible for scholarships if they have a 3.0 GPA, transfer in 24 or more college level credits and enroll full-time at Seton Hall University. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

UN Sustainable Development Challenge Scholarship

Deadline: March 12
Amount: Up to $2,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with winning ideas to reach the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
Application Process: apply online
Competition EntryUN Sustainable Development Challenge 
This scholarship is awarded as part of the UN Sustainable Development Challenge, a competition sponsored by the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. The challenge, designed for high school students, is to develop ideas that follow the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The finalists selected to present their ideas are each awarded one of 10 renewable scholarships (up to $10,000 in total award) as well as one-time cash prizes of up to $2,500 to the top winners.

University Scholarship

Deadline: ongoing
Amount: $4,000 - $20,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and incoming international freshmen based on your academic achievement in high school. Generally, the higher the academic profile, the higher the scholarship. Available in fall and spring.
Application Process: No application required, automatically awarded to eligible student.
Application: n/a
Incoming freshmen who have excelled academically are considered for the University Scholarship. This scholarship is based on your academic achievement in high school including your grade point average, performance on standardized tests and other factors. Generally, the higher the academic profile, the higher the scholarship. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship based on receipt of application for admission. If you are awarded a University Scholarship, notification will be sent along with your notification of admission. This scholarship is renewable and can only be applied to tuition. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Upward Bound Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: $3,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshman currently enrolled in a New Jersey Upward Bound program. Based on academic achievement. Must be Pell Grant eligible.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Upward Bound Scholarship Application
This is a competitive scholarship awarded to New Jersey residents who are current participants of the New Jersey Upward Bound program. Students must have a strong academic record in high school and must be Pell Grant eligible in order to be considered for the award. The award is $3,000 annually and renewable if the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. The award can be combined with other awards and can be applied to tuition and fees but not room and board or books. Students must submit an application by the scholarship deadline date along with a letter of recommendation from an Upward Bound stafff member, preferably the director.

Women's Guild Scholarship

Deadline: January 15
Amount: Up to $5,000, renewable
Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and incoming transfers based on academic achievement. The scholarship supports both female and male students pursuing post-baccalaureate careers in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant and physical therapy.
Application Process: apply online
Application: Woman's Guild Scholarship Application
The Woman's Guild Scholarship is a merit based award that can be used for a student's total cost of education. The scholarship range is $4,000 to $5,000 per year. The scholarship supports both male and female students pursuing post-baccalaureate careers in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant and physical therapy. To qualify, students must demonstrate academic excellence by having a minimum of a 3.8 GPA and 1300 (old) 1360 (new) two-score SAT score with 650 M (old) 670 M (new) and 650 CR (old) 700 ERW (new), as well as, interest and involvement in the health profession of their choice, preferably with volunteer experience. Scholarships are renewable through a four-year period of full-time enrollment at the University, provided students maintain the required major, enrollment status, 3.5 GPA and demonstrate involvement (volunteer activity, research and/ or shadowing).

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