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The Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Program is designed to assist students in meeting their financial commitments to the University while they take advantage of the many credit earning options available to them. The University Scholarship Committee, in conjunction with the Office of Development, conducts the annual award period. The list of current scholarships and the associated award period dates are available on the University website at under Tuition and Financial Aid. Recipients for each scholarship are selected based on a competitive application process. Scholarship awards are disbursed after the notification to and acceptance by recipients is completed. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria.

To be eligible and considered for an award, scholarship applicants must:

  • Have been admitted to the University in an active degree or certificate program;
  • Be an active student in Applicant or Enrolled status;
  • Have no student conduct violations on record;
  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage;
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period;
  • Have applied for federal and State (NJ residents only) financial aid through the FAFSA;
  • Submit any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period;
  • Have a minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0, or otherwise required, at the time of application. Students with an enrollment status of Applicant are exempt from this criterion;
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 66 percent of courses attempted at Thomas Edison State University. Incompletes, withdrawals, and failed classes do not count as completed credits. Students with an enrollment status of Applicant are exempt from this criterion.

Questions about the University Scholarship Program should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

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