Ramapo College Office of Financial Aid

505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7549
f: (201) 684-7085

Location: E-210 (Academic Building)


Ramapo College scholarships are merit based opportunities, meaning they are offered to students based on their academic and personal achievements, not financial need. Scholarship awards range from $3,000 - $18,000 and are awarded for four years. If you are awarded a scholarship, you’ll be notified in the mail by March 1st.


Scholarships for Incoming Students

Merit Based Scholarships for Incoming Students for Fall 2016

Ramapo College automatically considers all freshmen applicants for a merit scholarship award.  The deadline for merit scholarship consideration for the Fall 2016 semester is December 15, 2015. All required credentials must be received by January 15, 2016.

Students who apply by December 15, 2015 and submit all required credentials by January 15, 2016 and are in the top 10 percent of their high school class with SAT scores of at least 1230 in Critical Reading and Mathematics will be considered for a merit based scholarship.

Ramapo College also considers students for merit based scholarships based on their potential to become active members of our community. All aspects of a students’ application are considered including the above listed criteria as well as specialized talents, extracurricular activities, awards, honors, and criteria such as socioeconomic background, attendance in New Jersey’s Abbott School Districts, and the relevance of the response to the required essay question.

Unfortunately, due to an increase in applications and limited funding, the college may be unable to offer every student that fits the above criteria a merit based scholarship.

In the fall of 2016 Ramapo College will be offering the following awards:

  • Presidential Scholarship
    $72,000 scholarship ($18,000 per year for four years)
  • Provost Scholarship
    $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years)
  • Dean’s Scholarship
    $24,000 scholarship ($6,000 per year for four years)
  • Academic Achievement Award
    $12,000 scholarship ($3,000 per year for four years)

Awards are continued for four years provided that students maintain the required number of credits and grade point average.

No separate application for the above listed awards is necessary.

Scholarships for Accepted/Current Students

Full-time and part-time students, international students, and students already receiving scholarship aid are eligible for the awards listed here. Candidates must be in good academic standing. Students may apply for more than one award as long as they meet all  eligibility requirements.

Application forms include more detailed information about each award, including minimum GPA requirements and specific criteria.

These awards are made possible thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the College.  They are administered by the Ramapo College Foundation.



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