Scholarships

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

Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Alumni Scholarship Application (PDF)
Awarded selectively to incoming freshmen 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, four-year scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $9,000 each.

Chicago Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Chicago Alumni Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)
Incoming freshman who hold permanent residence in Illinois, have at least a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) 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 January 1. This scholarship is awarded for up to $1,000 and can be renewed each year.

Dan Barney Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Dan Barney Memorial Scholarship (PDF)
Incoming freshman 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 January 1. This award is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship Application (PDF)
Incoming freshmen who will participate in Seton Hall's Brownson Speech and Debate Team who display outstanding academic achievement and public speaking ability. These four-year scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who begin in the fall semester after their high school graduation, ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Application form must be submitted along with application for admission by January 1.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Application (PDF)
Awarded in the fall semester to incoming 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. Application form must be submitted along with application for admission by scholarship deadline.

NJ Stars II Scholarship Match

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

Pep Band Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Pep Band Scholarship Application (PDF)
Incoming freshmen who will participate in Seton Hall's Pep Band who display outstanding academic achievement and musical talent. Scholarship given according to instrumental need within the ensemble. These four-year scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who begin in the fall semester after their high school graduation for $2,500. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. The completed scholarship application form and your application for admission must be received by January 1.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Award is for $2,000. The 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
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 apply by December 15. No special application required. Learn more »

ROTC Scholarships

Scholarships are available to incoming freshman or 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 (for Incoming and Current Seton Hall Students)

Deadline: January 1
Application: Servant Leader Scholarship Application for Incoming and Current Seton Hall students (PDF)
Open to all 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 January 1.

Transfer Scholarship

Incoming transfer students who display a competitive academic record. Award ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. 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

Incoming freshmen who have excelled academically. This scholarship is based on a balanced range between GPA and standardized test scores. The range includes a minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted) and approximately a 1650 SAT (3 sections) or a 23 ACT score. Generally, the higher the academic profile, the higher the scholarship. Award is for $5,000 and up. Students are automatically considered based on receipt of application for admission. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Woman's Guild Scholarship

Deadline: January 1
Application: Women'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.