Donor Scholarships

The William Paterson University Donor Scholarship application for the 2016-2017 academic year is closed. At this time, no new information will be accepted and the application will not be re-opened for any reason.

Students who are awarded a donor scholarship will be notified over the summer via their WPUNJ emails.  In order to retain their scholarship awards, recipients must complete the required post-acceptance tasks by the deadline, as outlined in the award notice.

Disclaimer: The number and amount of scholarship awards listed anywhere in the WPUNJ website are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what a student will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility factors and funds available.

Unless specifically stated otherwise in the description, all scholarship recipients must be full-time students (12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits) at William Paterson University for each of the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. (Academic status and progress will be evaluated at the conclusion of each semester.) 

If you have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation for a student's scholarship application:

  • The deadline for letters of recommendation is Friday, June 3, 2016.
  • This application is hosted by a third-party vendor. Faculty and staff who are serving as references cannot log in using their WPUNJ passwords and will be asked to create a password specifically for the site.
  • Faculty, staff, and community members who have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation for a scholarship applicant should click here for more detailed instructions.
  • If you have problems or questions, please contact  We will do our best to ensure a timely reply; however, there may be a delay of up to two days, especially weekdays after 5 PM and over the weekend.