NJIT Merit-Based Scholarships are financial aids for international students who demonstrate financial needs in their academic pursuit. The scholarships are open throughout the year, interested students are to select the most suitable scholarship available and apply. Read through for detailed information.
- Funding: Full Funding
- Level: Bachelor & Master’s
- Deadline: Open
- Type of Study: Full Time
- Country: USA
- University: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
- Field of Study: All
- Nationality: International
Eligibility of NJIT Merit-Based Scholarships:
- Once you are admitted as a first-time, full-time freshman, your academic records such as SAT/ACT scores and high school GPA, are reviewed to determine your eligibility for NJIT scholarships. Also, some scholarships require that you demonstrate financial need.
- To be considered for need-based scholarships, you must also have a processed FAFSA on file for the academic year. Scholarship application forms are available here. Please be advised that the combination of grants and scholarships, generally, cannot exceed the student charges the scholarship was intended to pay such as tuition and fees; and if so, the scholarship amounts may be reduced when other aid on the package already funds such charges.
- Most merit-based scholarship programs require that you be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Most scholarships are renewable, but some are not.
- To continue receiving renewable scholarships, you must continue to meet the scholarship criteria as set forth in the scholarship agreement.
- However, because some external scholarships funds are determined by the value from the market, there could be occasions where a scholarship may have funds one year and not in a subsequent year if the market is unfavorable. Students will be notified if they are impacted ahead of time so that other options are explored.
For most scholarship programs, NJIT monitors whether a scholarship can be renewed after the spring semester. General scholarship requirements are the following:
- Continuous full-time enrollment;
- Meet the standards of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (at time of the annual review in June) and attain a minimum 3.0 GPA for each and every semester;
- Not exceed the maximum terms (4-years for non-Architect students and 5-years for Architect students and 3 years for accelerated programs), including the number of years/semesters you have already taken.
- Combination of grants and scholarships awards does not exceed student bill tuition charges or the amount the funds were intended to pay for. The detailed scholarship policy can be found on the NJIT scholarship page.
- If you are a scholarship recipient and are no longer meeting the scholarship criteria, you are given notification and provided scholarship appeal procedures.
- Students can only appeal once for a scholarship reinstatement – no second or further appeals requests will be granted. Note that the scholarship appeal process differs and is separate from the SAP appeal process described in “Section X. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.”
Renewal Process/ Selections Process:
To provide adequate time for students and families to plan for their educational expenses, timely awards are necessary. All donor-sponsored scholarships are expected to be renewed provided there is funding and prior recipients continue to meet the scholarship criteria as specified on the scholarship agreement. The University recognizes the value of scholarship renewals as it provides continuous student financial support.
How to Apply:
- NJIT invested in a scholarship software to assist students find external scholarships to help meet their educational expenses. The Scholarship Universe software allows students to precisely locate scholarships that meet the student’s academic profile.
- Student’s with a UCID account can access the software to begin their search. Once students apply, they are taken to the external organization for further follow-up.
- To apply for the NJIT scholarships, please, follow the following steps;
- Go to my.njit.edu and enter your UCID and password
- Select Student Services
- Look for My Financial Aid Account box
- Click on Financial Aid Dashboard
- Choose the applicable Aid Year from the drop-down.
- Under Home tab, review Unsatisfied Requirements.
- If you have already completed the required documentation, please continue to monitor your email and student portal to ensure no additional information is requested.
Read Also; The Silesian University Of Technology Scholarship
Benefits of the NJIT Merit-Based Scholarships:
The process for awarding and applying funds to the student account follows the below Uniform Awarding and Application of Payment procedure. When instituting this order, awards will not exceed the charges intended to fund factoring in other awards that are part of the package.
The beneficiaries will enjoy the following benefits;
- Direct Charge and Award Lines
- Third Party Contracts/External Scholarships
- NJIT Scholarships (Processed by Student Financial Aid Services)
- Tuition and fees
- Donor supported up to tuition, fees, room and board
- Donor supported up to cost of attendance
- Institutional Tuition Only
- Federal Supplemental Educational
- Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Pell Grant
- Athletic Aid
- Mandated State Waivers (National Guard, Unemployment)
- NJIT Tuition Remission
- Student Loans
- Student Payments
Please Note: External third party contracts/awards may override this order since third party contracts/awards may indicate a specific application of payment (e.g. Tuition, fees etc.).
External (third party) scholarships without any indication from the external agency as to application of payment will be processed so that the combination of the external and other relevant grants and scholarships will not produce a credit but will be applied to pay tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board, if applicable. Other external prestigious awards such as the Bauder, Goldwater, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Fulbright and Cambridge awards, will have an award cap up to tuition, fees, room, meals and an NJIT Bookstore credit up to $1,200. No cash award will be provided.
External scholarships from other private organizations may also be restricted to specific expenses by the organization awarding it, and the Office of Student Financial Aid working in conjunction with the Bursar’s Office will apply the scholarships accordingly. This could reduce previously awarded funds. Depending on the type of award and the purpose for the external scholarship, institutional and donor-sponsored scholarships may be reduced to correct the excess. For example, if an outside scholarship is received and it specifies the funds should be used for tuition and an NJIT merit scholarship is already covering tuition, the NJIT merit scholarship will be reduced to factor in the outside scholarship.
For scholarship awarding purposes, on-campus housing comprises on-campus dorms and the Greek Village as they are owned and/or operated by NJIT. University Centre is not considered on-campus for awarding purposes.