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Check Out the Scholarship Opportunities that are Offered at Kean University

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Students can visit the Kean University website for more information on scholarships and grants.
Alexis Balkissoon, Staff Writer

The life of a college student involves many aspects of responsibility, like applying to scholarship opportunities and other financial aid resources. It can take hours trying to research different scholarships and time to apply to them. Gladly, Kean University offers multiple scholarship opportunities to those who want to apply on the the Kean University website.

As the spring 2022 semester commences, scholarship opportunities will now be open for the 2022-2023 academic year. Students can also fill out their 2022-2023 FAFSA form in order to be in consideration for additional scholarships and grants. 

Kean University offers Merit and Foundation Scholarships. Both freshmen and transfer applicants who are attending Kean can be considered for the merit based scholarships. Kean Foundation Scholarships are open to all students. External Scholarships are also an option, however students should be aware of the cautions and review them here.

The seven levels of Kean University's Merit-based scholarships range from $500 to a full ride of in-state tuition. Moreover, each scholarship is granted at a maximum award over four years.

According to the Kean University website these include:

The William-Livingston full scholarship Awarded up to $50,000 
Kean Scholar Awarded $20,000
Trustee Scholarship Awarded $14,000 
Presidential Scholar Awarded $10,000
Academic Scholar Awarded up to $6,000
World-Class Scholar Awarded up to $4,000

Each of these scholarships are renewable over all 4 years (8 consecutive semesters) of undergraduate study with a maintained GPA of a 3.0.

Students who are entered into the 5-year bachelor/master’s honors program are eligible to be enrolled in the biotechnology/molecular biology, computational science and engineering, biology education, chemistry education, mathematics education scholarship. Students with a GPA of 3.1 - 3.39 can only be guaranteed 50% of in-state tuition payment only and those with a 3.7- 4.0 GPA will get 100% in-state tuition granted. 

For more information regarding the NJCSTM program please contact njcste@kean.edu or call (908) 737-7202.

As stated on the Kean University website, additional scholarships that students can apply for are the following:

Platinum Centennial Fund Scholarship: Applicants need an unweighted high school GPA of a 3.5 - 3.99. This scholarship provides $16,000 over 4 years (8 consecutive semesters). This need-based scholarship is determined by family household income determined by FAFSA.

Gold Centennial Fund Scholarship: Applicants need an unweighted high school GPA of 3.3 - 3.49. This awards $12,000 over 4 years (8 consecutive semesters). This scholarship is renewable annually with $3,000 per year and a minimum of 30 credits per year. 

The Garden State Equity Scholarship: The only requirement needed in order to be considered for the Garden State Equity Scholarship is for applicants to submit their completed FAFSA form.

There are two levels to this scholarship which include: 

The $8,000 grant over the course of 4 years (8 semesters), a weighted high school GPA of 3.0-3.29 is required. This scholarship is also renewable annually at $2,000 per year with full enrollment.

The $4,000 grant is offered also over the course of 4 years (8 semesters) with a weighted high school GPA of 2.8 - 2.99. This is renewable with $1,000 per year full-enrollment. 

Applicants with a maximum of $80,000 in household income are required and all scholarships listed above will all be determined by applicants' household income determined by FAFSA. 

For transfer students the Transfer Merit and Transfer Early Action scholarships are a one time award. In addition to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Skylands scholarships. Students can check out the qualifications for each application here.

Lastly, the Kean University Foundation Scholarship is available. Those who are interested can review the tips and apply on this website.

Kean University current undergraduate students, please take the time to apply for scholarships and grants by March 1, 2022 and new and current graduate students can apply by August 1, 2022 on the Kean University scholarship foundation link.