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Ramapo College scholarships are merit-based opportunities, meaning they are offered to students based on their academic and personal achievements, not financial need. Scholarship awards are offered in a wide range of amounts and are awarded for four years. The scholarship deadline for the Fall 2025 application cycle is December 15, 2024.

Scholarships for First-Year Students

Merit-Based Scholarships for First-Year Students for Fall 2025

Ramapo College automatically considers all first-year (freshmen) applicants for a merit-based scholarship.

First-year applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships based on academic performance and their potential to become active members of our community. All aspects of a student’s application are considered including extra-curricular activities, but limited funding and a large number of applications makes our scholarship awards highly competitive. A recommended GPA of 3.5 or higher is encouraged to be eligible for consideration, along with a rigorous HS course schedule.

For the Fall 2025 admission cycle, Ramapo College will be test-optional, SAT and ACT scores will not be required to be considered for scholarship awards, except our Articulation Programs (Biology/Dental-LECOM, Biology/Optometry-SUNY Optometry, Biology/Osteopathy-LECOM, Biology/Pharmacy-LECOM, Biology/Pharmacy-Touro College). If you choose to submit an SAT or ACT score, please indicate that on your application. If you choose not to submit, we will review your application holistically using other documents and submitted

Scholarship awards are disbursed in various amounts over four years provided that students maintain the required number of credits, grade point average and good social standing. Unfortunately, due to an increase in applications and limited funding, the College may be unable to offer all students with the above criteria a merit-based scholarship.

To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, students must submit their application by the priority deadline, December 15, 2024 and all required credentials must be received no later than January 3, 2025. No separate application is necessary. An interview may be required upon review of credentials.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Merit-Based Scholarships for New Jersey Transfer Students for Fall 2025

Qualified applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • New Jersey Community College Graduate by the time you enroll in Fall 2025
  • Transfer applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will be considered for a scholarship.
  • Recipients must enroll full time (32-credits per year)
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled
  • Students must submit their application and all required credentials no later than May 1, 2025. No separate application is necessary.

*Applications received by March 1, 2025 will receive priority consideration.

Each application will be reviewed holistically as they are received.

Unfortunately, due to an increase in applications and limited funding, the College may be unable to offer all students with the above criteria a merit-based scholarship.

Scholarships for Accepted/Current Students

Full-time and part-time students, international students and students already receiving scholarship aid are eligible to apply for the awards listed below. Candidates must be in good academic standing. Students may apply for more than one award as long as they meet all eligibility requirements.

Application forms include more detailed information about each award, including minimum GPA requirements and specific criteria.

These awards are made possible thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the College. They are administered by the Ramapo College Foundation.