Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship Applications are no longer being accepted for Fall 2018.

Presidential Scholarship Criteria and Requirements

Students who meet the following criteria will be considered for this award:

  • 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 your choosing
  • Enroll as a first-time, full-time residential freshman at FDU’s Florham or Metropolitan Campus
  • A recommendation from your School Counselor or College Advisor is optional but encouraged, and can be submitted at

*consideration begins at these academic levels


Fairleigh Dickinson University's Presidential Scholarship is a Full-Tuition Award recognizing exceptional academic performance.

If you have any questions, contact Samantha Polak at

Presidential Scholarship Applicant review will commence immediately after the January 15, 2018 submission deadline. Recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.