Scholarships and grants are forms of gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them or earn the funds by working. Scholarships and grants are offered by Centenary University itself, federal and state governments as well as private organizations.

Choose from the list below learn more about the different types of scholarship programs.

Federal and State Scholarships & Grants

Federal Pell Grant

This need-based Federal grant pays up to $6,195 for the 2019-2020 award year. Full and part-time students are eligible for the Pell Grant. Award amounts are based on the FAFSA and your enrollment.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This award is available in limited amounts and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to the neediest students.

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

The Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) is for undergraduate New Jersey residents and is administered by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). For more information on the New Jersey TAG Grant, please visit HESAA’s website.

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a comprehensive support program funded by the State of New Jersey for students in Centenary’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

New Jersey Governor’s Urban Scholars Program

This scholarship is administered by the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority and provides a merit award to students in disadvantaged high and need communities in New Jersey. For more information on this program, please see HESAA’s website.

NJ STARS II Program

The NJ STARS II program is designed for graduates of the NJ STARS I program who earn their associate’s degree with a 3.25 GPA or better and who are attending a four-year college in New Jersey. Students are eligible for up to $2,500 through the NJ STARS II program. Check out the target=_"blank">NJ STARS II website for more information.

State Grant Programs for Non-New Jersey Students

Most states have a grant program. The Department of Education maintains a list of all state agencies. You can review the website of your home state to determine if you may be eligible for grants from your home state.

Centenary Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Freshman Admits

Freshman Admission scholarships and awards include the Founders Scholarship, Faculty Scholarship, George Whitney, Trustee Scholarship, Achievement Award and Recognition Award, and range from $11,500 to $25,000. These scholarships and awards are renewable each year as long as the student maintains full time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Click here for more information about these awards.

Scholarships and Awards for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Freshman Admits

Freshman Admission scholarships and awards include the Founders Scholarship, Faculty Scholarship, George Whitney, Achievement Award and Recognition Award, and range from $11,500 to $25,000. These scholarships and awards are renewable each year as long as the student maintains full time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Click here for more information about these awards.

Scholarships and Awards for Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Transfer Admits

Transfer Admission scholarships and awards include the Faculty Scholarship, George Whitney Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Achievement Award and Merit Award and range from $7,000 to $14,000. These scholarships and awards are renewable each year as long as students maintain full time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Click here for more information about these awards.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships may be awarded to traditional full-time undergraduate transfer students who are members of PTK. Awarded during the admissions process, students must meet the same renewal criteria as admissions awards.

Recognition Awards may be awarded to traditional full-time undergraduate transfer students who have earned an associate’s degree. Awarded during the admissions process, students must meet the same renewal criteria as admissions awards.

Specialty Freshman or Transfer Admission Awards

Students may retain the award that they were admitted with as long as they maintain continuous full-time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress.

Centenary Educational Opportunity Program: Students must meet EOP criteria and the award may cover up to all remaining charges after other grants and scholarships have been applied.

Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship: One admitted freshman student is selected each year for the scholarship which covers up to full tuition (less any federal or state grants). Students will apply through Hackettstown High School. The Scholarship recipient will be selected in March and this scholarship may replace other Centenary funds.

RVCC University Center Scholarship:> The scholarship will adjust each year so that the student’s net tuition (not tuition and fees) cost is equal to $15,000 per year as part of the RVCC University Center program. Federal and state funds will be considered in addition to this scholarship. Students are eligible for no other Centenary funding. Awarded during the admissions process, students must meet the same renewal criteria as admissions awards.

Path to Transfer CCM Scholarship: Students are eligible for a $3000/year scholarship as part of the CCM Path to Transfer program. You will be eligible for this award in additional to all other Centenary awards that you meet the eligibility for. You must remain full time to receive this award each semester each semester. This award is renewable as long as you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Path to Transfer RVCC Scholarship: The scholarship will adjust each year so that the student’s net tuition (not tuition and fees) cost is equal to $15,000 per year as part of the RVCC Path to Transfer program. Federal and state funds will be considered in addition to this scholarship. Students are eligible for no other Centenary funds other than the Recognition Award in addition to this award. You must remain full time to receive this award each semester each semester. Awarded during the admissions process, students must meet the same renewal criteria as admissions awards.

Renewal Admissions Scholarships and Awards for Returning Students

Students may retain the award that they were admitted with as long as they maintain continuous full-time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress. Students who take an LOA will retain their award eligibility. Students who withdraw from, or are withdrawn from, the University will lose eligibility for their admission award.

  • Academic Merit Award or Scholarship
  • Achievement Award or Scholarship
  • Centenary Educational Opportunity Program
  • Cyclone Award or Scholarship
  • Faculty Scholarship
  • George Whitney Scholarship
  • Grace Harris Scholarship
  • Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholars Program –Presidential Scholars must also maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Transfer Award or Scholarship
  • Trustee Scholarship
  • Recognition Award
  • United Methodist Program

Annual and Endowed Scholarships

Centenary is fortunate to have a number of annual and endowed scholarships that are funded by generous donors. Scholarships vary by school and may be based on merit, academic program, need or other factors as designated by the donor. Click here to learn more about funds available to our students.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Students admitted into the MBA program may be eligible for a graduate scholarship in the amount of $115/graduate credit. Eligible students will be selected by their admission counselor and notified in the admission letter.

Outside Resources for Scholarships

Search for outside scholarships

In an effort to assist students with this task we have provided these online resources. The databases listed here can help you find scholarships based on your ethnicity, academic profile, interests, and other qualities. Scholarship amounts will vary from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Even the smallest scholarship can help you to borrow less, and ease the burden of monthly loan payments when you graduate.