General Requirements

Scholarships listed on this page as having General Requirements are offered to students regardless of program of study. However, they may still have specific eligibility requirements (e.g. scholarships for women, LGBTQ, age restrictions, minimum G.P.A., financial need, etc.) You must click on a link and read through the external website to find out if you are eligible to apply. 

Please note that a link to an external website does not constitute an endorsement by William Paterson University. We encourage you to carefully read through all instructions before providing information to an external scholarship website. You should never be asked to provide confidential information such as a Social Security Number, or be asked to pay for a scholarship service.

This list is organized according to application period, with January deadlines at the top. Biannual and quarterly deadlines are listed at the bottom. While some deadlines may have passed, most scholarships renew annually. 

Annual Deadlines (January - December)

RaiseMe Scholarship Program
No application deadline 
Earn scholarships from William Paterson University for your achievements in high school or community college. 

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: January 15
U.S. scholarship is open to non-Mensa members.
International scholarships are open to Mensa members only.

American Sign Letters Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline:January 31

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: February 6

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships 
Application Deadline: February 15 for most

Parent Talko (formerly: Parentinn) Cyberbullying Prevention Scholarship:
Award: $1,250 each
Application Deadline: February 28

National Cellular Directory Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 1 College Scholarship
Award: $750
Application deadline: March 1st

The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC) Scholarships & Awards
Award: $1,250
Application Deadline: March 1st

New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: March 1st

School Tutoring Academy Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 1st

Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Scholarships
Application Deadline: March 1st
Award: $500 and up
ANTSHE membership required.
Application Form

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Award: $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000
Application Deadline: March 1st

Life Lessons Scholarship Program
Award(s): $5,000 - $15,000 each
Application Deadline: March 2nd
Scholarships for students have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Award: up to $20,000 per academic year; renewable up to 4 years 
Application Deadline: March 15th

The UCT Heaston Scholarship (Guidelines & Application)
Award: $3,000 - $6,000 per year for 4 years
Application Deadline: March 15th

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship (awarded by UNICO)
Award: $1,250 
Application Deadline: March 1st
Letter from the Rutherford Chapter

Zonta Club of Northern Valley, NJ - Adult Scholarship 
Award: $1,750
Application Deadline: March 23rd

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Award: $500
Application Deadline: March 30th

Polish Cultural Foundation Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: March 31st
Application PDF 

Lighthouse International Scholarship
Award: up to $10,000
Application Deadline: March 31st 
Applicant must be a student who is blind or partially sighted. 

AAUW Medford (NJ) Branch Scholarship
Award: $1,000 
Application Deadline: March 31
For female nontraditional students; must be residents of Burlington County, NJ.

AAUW Mountain Lakes (NJ) Branch Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1st
Female residents of Morris County, NJ.

New Jersey District Export Council (NJDEC) Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 2nd

AAUW Greater Wayne Area (NJ) Branch Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 10
Female residents (age 25+) of Northern NJ.
Must live in Bergen, Morris, Essex, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Union or Warren County.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 15th

UNICO National Scholarships
Award: up to $6,000
Application Deadline: April 15th
Letter from the Rutherford Chapter

The Grand Plan Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 16th

Negative Population Growth (NPG) Scholarships
Award: $750-$2,000
Application Deadline: April 20th

Sports Unlimited Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 25th

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship
Award: $5,000 

Application Deadline: April 30th

Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Graduate Merit Award Program
Application Deadline: April 30th

Healthline & NORD Stronger Scholarship
Award: $5,000 each
Application Deadline: May 1st

The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: May 1st
LGBT students and children of LGBT parents.

Vincent D. Pavese Scholarship
Award: $1,500
Application Deadline: May 10th

B. Davis Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: May 22nd

Strideline Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: June 1st

The ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition College Scholarship
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: June 30th

MyBioSource Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: June 30th

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
Award: $5,000 (renewable)
Application Deadline: July 1st

John W. Hairston Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: July 19th

PolicyZip's Insure Your Future Scholarships
Award: $1,250 each (two winners)
Application Deadline: July 31st 

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: July 31st

Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: August 1st

Citizens Bank Graduate Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: August 1st

FamilyAssets Scholarship
Award: $3,000
Application Deadline: August 1st
Applicants must be providing services to seniors or caring for an elderly relative at home.

HostGator 2019 Technology Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 30th
Award: $1,500

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Program 
Application Deadline: August 31st
Award: up to $18,000 per year tuition assistance plus benefits 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Graduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: August 31st
Award: up to $18,000 per year tuition assistance plus benefits

X-Medics Tantalum Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: September 30th

KidGuard for Education Scholarship
Award: $500-$1,000 
Application Deadline: October 31st

The Caitlan Wallace Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: November 1st

The UCT Scholarship Program
Award: up to $2,500
Application Deadline: November 15th
For students and teachers seeking college degrees or certification to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Guidelines / Application

Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship
Award: $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 for first, second, and third place
Application Deadline: November 26th
Applicants must be women over the age of 30.

Einstein Moving Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: December 1st

The Top Student Entrepreneur Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: December 31st 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
Award: up to $9,500 per year for two years of study, and a full-time paid internship
Application Deadline: TBA

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships
Award(s): $500 and up
Application Deadline(s): Various (multiple scholarships)

Biannual & Quarterly Deadlines

Redfin Scholarship
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: January 31st & July 31st

GoSkills: A Scholarship for Women Who Want to Be the Boss
Application Deadline: September 15th and March 15th
Award: $2,000
Scholarship for female high school seniors and college students who want to start their own online businesses.