Presidential Scholarship - Fall 2017

School Counselor/College Advisor:

Applications for FDU's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship for Fall 2017 are being accepted. Students can apply online at; applications must be received by January 15, 2017 (students must also apply for admission by January 15, 2017).

School Counselor/College Advisor recommendation letters are optional but encouraged. To submit a recommendation letter on behalf of a Presidential Scholarship applicant, please provide the student information on the form below and submit your recommendation online.

Scholarship Criteria and Requirements

  • SAT composite score of 1350 or above (Math plus Evidenced-based Reading and Writing); 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
  • Students must enroll as a first-time, full-time residential freshman at FDU’s Florham or Metropolitan Campus
  • Students must have a completed application for admission on file by January 15, 2017

*consideration begins at these academic levels

Student Information

First Name

Last Name





Student's Home Phone (if known)

Student's Cell Phone (if known)


HS GPA (minimum 3.5):

SAT (minimum 1350 out of 1600):

Evidenced-based Reading and Writing:


Or Student's ACT Composite (Minimum 29):

Recommender Information

Counselor's First Name:

Counselor's Last Name:


High School:

High School City:

High School State:

High School Zip:

Counselor's Email:

Counselor's Phone:


Submit the Form


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

If you have any questions, contact Samantha Polak at

Presidential Scholarship Nomination review will commence immediately after the January 15, 2017 submission deadline. Recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.