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Dr. George A. Pruitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship

The Dr. George A. Pruitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship was established in 2009 through contributions to the Dr. George A. Pruitt Presidential Scholarship Endowed Fund. Dr. Pruitt is the president emeritus of Thomas Edison State University. This scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in or seeking enrollment in a graduate program at Thomas Edison State University.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following:

  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Enrollment Status: Applicant or Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Any graduate degree or certificate
  • Other Criteria:
    • Consideration of applications for this scholarship will be based in part on any compelling factors described in the essay submitted in the application.

For more information on determining whether you are eligible for this scholarship, contact the University Scholarship Committee at scholarship@tesu.edu.

Award Criteria: To be considered for an award, the student must meet the following:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
  • 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.
  • Students enrolled with the University at the time of scholarship application must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 Thomas Edison State University credits, with at least six hours being from Online or Guided Study courses.
    • A minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
    • 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 admitted to the University but not enrolled at the time of scholarship application (Applicants):
    • May have completed 0-11 Thomas Edison State University credits by any credit earning method.
    • Have a minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 in any credits completed.

Supplemental Documentation Required: None

When are Scholarships Offered Next?

2019 Winter Award Period (Only for Nursing students in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Progam)
Application Period: January 15 - January 31, 2019
Selection Period: February 15 - 28, 2019
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: March 1 - 15, 2019
Disbursement Period: Generally within 2 weeks after receipt of recipient's acceptance

2019 Summer Award Period
Application Period: June 1 - July 31, 2019
Selection Period: August 1 - 31, 2019
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: September 1 - 30, 2019
Disbursement Period: Generally within 2 weeks after receipt of recipient's acceptance

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