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Presidential Alumni Scholarship

The Presidential Alumni Scholarship is awarded to students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Thomas Edison State University and are looking to continue their education. 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.
  3. Please note: Students must use the scholarship within a year of their graduation date.
Before you complete the Presidential Scholarship Form, please note these guidelines:
  • A student must apply and be admitted to a graduate program at Thomas Edison State University, per standard admissions procedures. Please note: certain graduate programs require additional documentation.
  • 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 as 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.
  • 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.