Scholarships

In order to apply for any of these scholarships, you must apply to Seton Hall University. However, you may apply for the scholarship prior to notification of admission. The criteria listed below determine eligibility only and do not guarantee receipt of the scholarship.

Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Alumni Scholarship Application (PDF)
Awarded selectively to incoming freshmen and incoming transfers who are the children, grandchildren or siblings of alumni. The Scholarship is awarded based upon the student’s alumni connection, his/her total academic achievement, and his/her dedication to Seton Hall’s mission. Two renewable scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 each.

Catholic High School Achievement Award

Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen
This is a competitive scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school. This $2,000 award is renewable for three additional years for a total award of $8,000 as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. There is no application required for this scholarship; students are automatically considered for this award based on the strength of their application. The University will award up to 10 awards annually. Your application for admission must be received by January 1.

Chicago Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Chicago Alumni Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)
Incoming freshman and incoming transfer students who hold permanent residence in Illinois, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an SAT composite score of 1650 (3 sections) or ACT composite score of 23. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need as demonstrated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline. This scholarship is awarded for up to $1,000 and is renewable.

Dan Barney Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Dan Barney Memorial Scholarship (PDF)
Incoming freshman and incoming transfer students who hold permanent residence in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota or South Dakota with at least a 3.0 GPA and an SAT composite score of 1650 (3 sections) or ACT composite score of 23. The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline. This award is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship Application (PDF)
Available to incoming freshmen and transfer students who will participate in Seton Hall's Brownson Speech and Debate Team and who display outstanding academic achievement and public speaking ability. These renewable scholarships are awarded in the fall semester and range from $2,000 to $8,000. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming International Freshmen
Application: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Application (PDF)
Awarded in the fall semester to incoming freshmen and incoming international freshmen who have outstanding academic records; have overcome economic or educational hardship and demonstrated a commitment to diversity and serving or working with socio-economically or educationally underserved communities. This scholarship ranges from $6,500 to $8,500 and is renewable contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 GPA and actively participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Association. All recipients must address issues of equality and social justice through servant leadership and scholarship. The completed application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

NJ Stars II Scholarship Match

Eligibility: Incoming Transfers
Seton Hall University offers special scholarships for NJ STARS graduates. New Jersey's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority offers NJ Stars participants the opportunity to continue on as STARS II students at private institutions with an additional grant of up to $2,500. Seton Hall will match this grant providing up to an additional $2,500 for incoming transfer students who were part of the NJ Stars program. This award will be in addition to the already generous scholarship and grant opportunities available to transfer students.

New Jersey Firefighters Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen
Application: New Jersey Firefighters Scholarship Application (PDF)
Incoming freshmen who are dependent children of career New Jersey firefighters who are FMBA members. These renewable $3,000 scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who begin in the fall semester after their high school graduation. The completed scholarship application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Pep Band Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Pep Band Scholarship Application (PDF)
Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students who will participate in Seton Hall's Pep Band and who display outstanding academic achievement and musical talent. Scholarships are awarded according to instrumental need within the ensemble. These renewable $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students who begin in the fall semester. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. The completed scholarship application form and your application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming Transfers and Incoming International Transfers
Incoming transfers and incoming international transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded automatically and no special application form is required; however the application for admission, along with proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, is required.

Public Tuition Rate

Deadline: December 15
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming International Freshmen
For high-achieving students, Seton Hall offers a public tuition rate which significantly reduces the cost of tuition. Students must be enrolling as directly from high school, have a minimum 27 ACT or 1200 SAT CR&M (with no less than 550 on each section), be in the top 10 percent of their class and submit an application for admission by December 15. No special application required. Learn more »

ROTC Scholarships

Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students pursuing a commission with the Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. Scholarships are full-tuition and fees or room and board. For more information, contact the ROTC office at (973) 761-9446 or visit armyrotc.com/edu/setonhall/ or download this PDF.

Servant Leader Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Servant Leader Scholarship Application for Incoming and Current Seton Hall students (PDF)
Open to students who display a competitive academic record and a record of exemplary service and leadership. Awards vary but average $2,400. Scholarship application and application for admission must be received by the scholarship deadline.

Transfer Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming Transfers and Incoming International Transfers
Incoming transfer students who display a competitive academic record. Award ranges from $5,000 to $12,000. Students are automatically considered based on receipt of application for admission. Students are eligible for scholarships if they have a 3.0 GPA, transfer in 24 or more college level credits and enroll full-time at Seton Hall University. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

University Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming International Freshmen
Incoming freshmen who have excelled academically. This scholarship is based on your academic achievement in high school including your grade point average, performance on standardized tests and other factors. Generally, the higher the academic profile, the higher the scholarship. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship based on receipt of application for admission. If you are awarded a University Scholarship, notification will be sent along with your notification of admission. This scholarship is renewable and can only be applied to tuition. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Woman's Guild Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfers
Application: Woman's Guild Scholarship Application (PDF)
The Woman's Guild Scholarship is a merit based award that can be used for a student's total cost of education. The scholarship range is $4,000 to $5,000 per year. The scholarship supports both male and female students pursuing post-baccalaureate careers in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant and physical therapy. To qualify, students must demonstrate academic excellence by having a minimum of a 3.8 GPA and 1300 SAT score (2-part, with a 650 in each section), as well as, interest and involvement in the health profession of their choice, preferably with volunteer experience. Scholarships are renewable through a four-year period of full-time enrollment at the University, provided students maintain the required major, enrollment status, 3.5 GPA and demonstrate involvement (volunteer activity, research and/ or shadowing).

Other Scholarship Opportunities

For other scholarship opportunities visit our Financial Aid web site.