Presidential Scholarship Recommendations

School Counselor/College Advisor:

Applications for FDU's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship for Fall 2018 are no longer being accepted.

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, 2018

* Having these credentials does not guarantee receipt of this scholarship.


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, 2018 submission deadline. Recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.