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Scholarships for New Freshmen 

Did you know?

  • The incoming fall 2014 class of new freshmen received an average of $22,700 in scholarships and grants from all sources
  • Over 99% of incoming fall 2014 freshman students received Centenary College scholarships or grants

All incoming students are reviewed for federal and state scholarships, grants and loans upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov.

Freshman Admission Scholarships and Awards

Admitted students are automatically reviewed for the following scholarships during the admission process. Students will be notified of their award with their admissions packet. These scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters as long as students maintain continuous full time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship - One student is selected each year for the scholarship which covers up to full tuition (less any federal or state grants). Students will apply through Hackettstown High School. The Scholarship recipient will be selected in March.

Presidential Scholars Program - 75% of tuition is awarded to students who are selected for the Presidential Scholars Program. The selection process begins on January 15th for all students who have achieved at least a 3.6 cumulative high school GPA and 1100 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or 24 ACT composite. In addition to renewal criteria above, Presidential Scholars must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Grace Harris Scholarship - Up to $18,000 is awarded to students who have achieved at least a 3.4 cumulative high school GPA and 1100 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or 24 ACT composite.

Faculty Scholarship - Up to $16,000 is awarded to students who have achieved at least a 3.2 cumulative high school GPA and 1000 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or 21 ACT composite.

George Whitney Scholarship - Up to $15,000 is awarded to students who have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and 1000 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or 21 ACT composite.

Achievement Scholarship - Up to $14,000 is awarded to students who have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA or 1000 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or 21 ACT composite.

Centenary Educational Opportunity Program - Students must meet EOP criteria and the award may cover up to all remaining charges after other grants and scholarships have been applied. Learn more on our EOP page at www.centenarycollege.edu/EOP.

United Methodist Program - Up to $12,500 is awarded to students who are selected for the United Methodist Program. Students must be an active member of the United Methodist Church. Interested students should contact Dana Giroux (girouxd@centenarycollege.edu) for an application.

Recognition Award - $8,000 - $12,000 may be awarded to students who have a cumulative high school GPA below 3.00.

Centenary Grants

Centenary College uses the FAFSA to determine need-based aid. No other forms are needed. Grants are reviewed annually based on the FAFSA which should be completed, and additional information submitted, prior to priority deadline for returning students. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.

Community Citizenship Grants – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live in campus housing.

Garden State Grant – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students with need who live in New Jersey.

Out of State Grant – Up to $7,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live outside of New Jersey.

Centenary Awards

Centenary Awards are not based on need. Students may receive these awards in addition to the awards listed above. Awards are renewable as long as the eligibility criteria are met. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.

Alumni Award - Up to $1,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students who are a child or grand-child of a Centenary alumna.

Centenary Award - May be awarded to traditional full-time students who demonstrate academic promise and commitment to Centenary College.

Departmental Award - Up to $2,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students who demonstrate potential in their major.

Family Plan - Up to 10% of tuition may be awarded to new traditional full time undergraduate students who have a family member enrolled in any of Centenary’s graduate or undergraduate programs.

Veteran’s Benefits or Discounts

To be considered for veteran’s benefits or discounts, view our Veteran’s Services page at http://www.centenarycollege.edu/veterans

Federal and State Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

In addition to the awards listed above, Centenary students may also be eligible for federal and state grants and scholarships such as the Federal Pell Grant and the NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) as well as federal student loans. For more information about these and other types of financial aid, visit our Types of Aid page.