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Rutgers Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Graduate School grants the following fellowships and tuition awards, upon the nomination of Graduate Program Directors:

  • Presidential Fellowship

  • Trustees Fellowship

  • Ralph Bunche Fellowship

  • Masters Students Tuition Awards


Students at the dissertation writing stage may apply for the Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, awarded to doctoral students in good academic standing who have completed all coursework and research credits.​ This highly competitive dissertation completion fellowship is awarded each Spring.

  • Stipend of $20,000 plus graduate fellow health benefits.

  • Fellows must be ready to defend dissertation and complete all graduation requirements by April 1st of award year. 


The Graduate School's Outstanding Dissertation Award is awarded each May to the most outstanding dissertation by a graduating doctoral candidate (upon the nomination of Graduate Program Directors). ​Meet our 2021 award winner!

In addition, unfunded students may apply for support through the School's scholarship application (late summer). 

Giving to GSN

Rutgers Fellowships and Scholarship Opportunities

Rutgers Graduate SchoolNewark
Office of the Dean

Visit: 185 University Avenue

John Cotton Dana Library, Suite 306

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Phone: (973) 353-5834

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