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Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

鶹ýUniversity offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for high achieving incoming first-year students. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive and awarded based on your academic achievement in high school.

If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent along with your notification of admission. No separate application is required. Need-based grants and loans are available for students who qualify by filing the .

With more than 72% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, our commitment to affordability will make it easier for you and your family to make a smart and practical financial investment.

Scholarships for In-State Students

Presidential Scholarships

Montclair offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for high achieving, incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual award amounts vary based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, and standardized exams (if submitted).

You will automatically be reviewed for a Presidential Scholarship when you apply to the University. No separate application is required. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent to you with your offer of admission.

Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with an unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible based on their academic achievement in high school. Available in fall and spring.

To renew your scholarship award, you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Your award is valid for eight consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters toward your undergraduate degree only. Your scholarship award amount is contingent upon your residency and enrollment status. Should your status change, your scholarship may be adjusted or canceled accordingly.

Please note that the scholarship award has no cash value and we reserve the right to reduce the scholarship amount if the total of all federal, state, and other grant/scholarship awards exceed direct costs defined as tuition, university fees, housing and food, if applicable.

Red Hawk Advantage Award

The Red Hawk Advantage Award (RHAA) initiative will extend tuition discounts in line with the criteria outlined in the Garden State Guarantee program, catering to incoming freshmen and transfer students from New Jersey who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits and meets minimal GPA requirement of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale. This benefit is applicable to transfer students classified as freshmen or sophomores. RHAA does not apply to Housing and Meal costs.

Talent Based Performing Arts Award

Students admitted to select performing arts programs may be awarded a talent-based scholarship by the faculty based on the strength of their audition.

Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Presidential Scholarships

Montclair offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for out-of-state high achieving incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual amounts vary and are awarded based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, standardized exams (if submitted) and your out-of-state residency status.

You will automatically be reviewed for a Presidential Scholarship when you apply to the University. No separate application is required. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent to you with your offer of admission.

Eligibility: Incoming out-of-state freshmen based on their high school (unweighted) GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Available in fall and spring.

To maintain your scholarship eligibility, you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Your award is valid for eight consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters toward your undergraduate degree only. Your scholarship award amount is contingent upon your residency and enrollment status. Should your status change, your scholarship may be adjusted or canceled accordingly.

Please note that the scholarship award has no cash value and we reserve the right to reduce the scholarship amount should the total of all federal, state, and other grant/scholarship awards exceed direct costs defined as tuition, university fees, housing and food, if applicable.

Talent Based Performing Arts Award

Students admitted to select performing arts programs may be awarded a talent-based scholarship by the faculty based on the strength of their audition.

Scholarships for International Students

Presidential Scholarships

Montclair offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for international high achieving incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual amounts vary and are awarded based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, standardized exams (if submitted) and your international residency status.

You will automatically be reviewed for a Presidential Scholarship when you apply to the University. No separate application is required. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent to you with your offer of admission.

Eligibility: Incoming international freshmen based on their high school (unweighted) GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Available in fall and spring.

To maintain your scholarship eligibility, you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Your award is valid for eight consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters toward your undergraduate degree only. Your scholarship award amount is contingent upon your residency and enrollment status. Should your status change, your scholarship may be adjusted or canceled accordingly.

Please note that the scholarship award has no cash value and we reserve the right to reduce the scholarship amount should the total of all federal, state, and other grant/scholarship awards exceed direct costs defined as tuition, university fees, housing and food, if applicable.

Talent Based Performing Arts Award

Students admitted to select performing arts programs may be awarded a talent-based scholarship by the faculty based on the strength of their audition.

Transfer Student Scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa Members

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to offer the Transfer Student Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year, renewable for two consecutive years of full-time undergraduate study, for a total scholarship of $4,000. After you apply, please submit your PTK Certification in your admissions portal or to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at transfermsu@montclair.edu.

A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to maintain your award. Your scholarship is valid for up to four consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters only. If you graduate in fewer than four semesters, for any reason, you will not receive funds allocated to terms in which you were not enrolled. Your scholarship is applicable to your first undergraduate degree only and can only be applied towards direct costs, defined as tuition, university fees, room and board. If those costs are covered by other forms of gift aid (grants, scholarships and waivers), the scholarship amount will be reduced.