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The 2024 Winter Scholarship Cycle is Now Open!

The scholarship application period runs from Jan. 8, 2024 – Feb. 9, 2024.

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Thomas Edison State University offers a number of scholarships to assist students in meeting their financial commitments. The University’s Scholarship Program does not discriminate based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, marital status, or disability. However, some scholarships may have specific eligibility requirements within one or more of these categories.

The awarding of any individual scholarship is based on funds available through the Thomas Edison State University Foundation or from the individual sponsor(s) of the scholarship. Funding for scholarships is provided by the generous financial support from individuals, corporations, and the Thomas Edison State University Foundation. If you would like to give back to support scholarships for current and future students, you can make a gift online or contact the Office of Development at for additional information.

When are Scholarships Offered Next? top of page

2024 Winter Award Period

Application Period: Jan 8, 2024 – Feb. 9, 2024

Apply Now!

2024 Summer Award Period

Application Period: Coming soon

Rolling Scholarships

(these scholarships are offered on a term-by-term basis and can only be used for tuition)

When are Scholarships Offered Next?

2024 Winter Award Period
Application Period: Jan. 8, 2024 – Feb. 9, 2024

2024 Summer Award Period
Application Period: Coming soon

What Scholarships are Offered? top of page

Thomas Edison State University offers a number of scholarships to assist students in meeting their financial commitments. Visit the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria page to view a list of the available TESU scholarships and their eligibility requirements.

TESU also maintains a database of Outside Scholarships that are not affiliated with the University. These scholarships operate outside of the TESU Award Period and may be available at different times of the year.

How to Apply top of page

The University utilizes an online scholarship management system. When an award period opens, all eligible students for that period are emailed a link to the scholarship system and the link is posted on this webpage. Students will create an account in the scholarship system and complete an application questionnaire which will automatically apply them to all scholarships for which they are eligible. Any required documentation is submitted via the scholarship system at time of application.

Eligibility and Award Criteria top of page

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
  • No student conduct violations
  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period by completing the questionnaire in the scholarship management system or completing a separate online application if provided.
  • 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.

Scholarship Fund Uses top of page

Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition, fees, or books for Thomas Edison State University courses. Recipients of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Scholarship may use funds for the purchase of lab kits.

For more information about the University's scholarship program, contact us at