Presidential Scholarship Nomination - Fall 2016

To the Guidance Counselor/College Advisor:

The Guidance Counselor/College Advisor online nomination form and the applicant's Freshman Application for Admission with all required supporting documentation must be received by January 15, 2016. Paper nominations will no longer be accepted.

Nominations and Essay submissions are no longer accepted for Fall 2016.

Scholarship Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria may qualify for this award:

  • SAT composite score of 1300 or above (Math plus Critical Reading); or ACT score of 29 or higher*
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher*
  • Essay of 400 to 500 words on a topic of the applicant's choosing
  • Enroll as a first-time, full-time residential freshman at FDU’s Florham or Metropolitan Campus

*consideration begins at these academic levels


Fairleigh Dickinson University's Presidential Scholarships are Full-Tuition Awards recognizing exceptional academic performance.

If you have any questions, contact Megan Fry at

Presidential Scholarship Nomination review will commence immediately after the January 15, 2016 submission deadline. Recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.