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Presidential Alumni Scholarship

The Presidential Alumni Scholarship is awarded to students who complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Thomas Edison State University. The $500 scholarship can be applied to two TESU master’s or doctoral degree program courses at $250 per course.

Dr. HancockSteps for Applying for this Scholarship:
  1. Apply for a graduate program at Thomas Edison State University – alumni are given an application fee waiver code once you indicate you are a TESU Graduate/Alumni on the application.
  2. Once you have met all University admissions requirements and have been admitted into your graduate program of your choice, you should fill out the Presidential Alumni Scholarship Form below.
Before you complete the Presidential Scholarship Form, please note these guidelines:
  • Recent graduates from the University have one year from their conferral date to receive a $500 Presidential Alumni Scholarship once all admissions requirements have been met.
  • As part of a special continuing outreach in 2022, alumni awarded a bachelor’s degree by Thomas Edison State University within the last 15 years that have not already enrolled in any graduate program at Thomas Edison State University are eligible to receive a $500 Presidential Alumni Scholarship, once all admissions requirements are met.
  • A student must apply and be admitted to a graduate degree program at Thomas Edison State University, per standard admissions procedures. Please note: certain graduate degrees require additional documentation.
  • Please note: Students who have received a C, F, or W previously at Thomas Edison State University in a graduate course, or TESU alumni who do not possess an institutional GPA must be reviewed for admission and will require additional documentation.
  • Eligible alumni are only permitted to receive the Presidential Alumni Scholarship one time.
  • The Scholarship is for graduates to further their studies at Thomas Edison State University. It will be applied to the tuition for graduate online courses. The Scholarship must be used for enrollment in two courses, with half of the $500 Scholarship applied to each course.
  • A student utilizing the Scholarship is required to submit the Scholarship award confirmation online for the funds to be applied to the student’s account. The Scholarship will be applied to a student’s tuition after all other financial aid grant dollars and other non-loan aid have been applied. Refunds will not be given.
  • The Scholarship is not transferrable, and the University reserves the discretion to deny the application of the Scholarship for good cause.
  • Students must follow the academic calendar and submit the Presidential Alumni Scholarship application during the registration period for the term they wish to register.
  • If you are utilizing financial aid, the scholarship must be used within your financial aid award schedule.
  • If you are utilizing certain military or veteran benefits, you may not be able to apply this scholarship because refunds are not permitted.
  • If you withdraw from a course, the scholarship is forfeited and cannot be transferred to another term.
  • The scholarship cannot be applied to previous registrations.
  • The scholarship is only to be used for Thomas Edison State University online graduate courses.
  • You will be sent a link from the Student Financial accounts office to make your final payment for these courses. Payment is required after the scholarship has been applied to your balance. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Questions? Please reach out to Graduate Admissions at or 609-777-5680.