Scholarships and Financial Aid at Vancouver Campus

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FDU institutional entrance scholarships

Scholarship and grant consideration will be given to all undergraduate applicants to the Vancouver Campus. No separate application is required.

Generous entrance scholarships will be competitively awarded to academically talented applicants from around the world on the basis of prior academic achievement. All scholarships are renewable annually, for the life of a student's program, based on continued academic performance (maintaining a 3.00 GPA or higher).

FDU institutional scholarships are only eligible to undergraduate students.

Entrance scholarships and grants

Application procedure

  • Complete the on-line undergraduate application form and attach required documents to your application. For more details on how to apply, please visit the Admissions pages.
  • SAT or ACT test scores are required for top scholarships consideration. Please attach copies of the results with your application.
  • Please check the Admissions pages for application deadlines, unless a specific deadline is specified with the scholarship information.

Colonel Dickinson Scholarship at Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students with 24 or fewer credits are eligible.
  • The Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarships range from US$50,640 to $75,960 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$422 to US$633 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Gregory H. Olsen Scholarships

  • First-time, full-time freshman and transfer students with 24 or fewer credits declaring a major in Information Technology are eligible.
  • The Gregory H. Olsen Scholarships range from US$30,866 to $77,226 for a full program of study (122 credits); US$253 to US$633 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study and a major in Information Technology.

Global Leaders Grant at Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students are eligible.
  • The Global Leaders Grants have a value of up to US$1,000; and may be awarded in addition to a study grant or scholarship. The Grant is awarded in increments of US$250 over first 4 consecutive terms of study.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 2.5 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Study Grants at Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students are eligible.
  • The Study Grants have a value of US$15,120 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$126 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 2.50 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Provost's Scholarship at Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students are eligible.
  • The Provost's Scholarships range from US$30,360 to US$40,440 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$253 to US$337 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study.

Global Scholars Scholarship at Vancouver Campus

  • First-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students with 16 or fewer credits are eligible.
  • The Global Scholars Scholarships range from US$30,360 to $75,960 for a full program of study (120 credits); US$253 to US$633 per credit.
  • The student must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 after one year (two semesters) of study.
  • Deadline: July 1 for Fall (September) intake.

When applying, complete and submit the Global Scholars Questionnaire which is part of the application, where you can outline your interest and/or involvement in promoting issues of global importance and/or world citizenship. Attach all required documents together with your application.

Eigibility and guidelines

  1. All undergraduate students applying to the Vancouver Campus are considered for scholarships and study grants.
  2. Scholarship and grant awards vary in amount, depending on students prior academic achievement.
  3. Scholarship and grant award notification will be sent at the time of admission.
  4. Institutional Scholarships and Grants are awarded on a per credit basis at the time of admission. They are not pro-rated in future terms to reflect adjustments in Tuition rates.
  5. Scholarships are renewable for each academic year, contingent upon successful academic performance (maintaining a 3.00 GPA or higher for scholarships and a 2.50 GPA or higher for Study Grants).
  6. Early admission applicants receive priority consideration.
  7. Scholarship and Grants consideration is given to freshmen and transfer students.
  8. Scholarships may not be used at another institution.

Benefactors of note

More about Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson

Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson (August 22, 1866-June 23, 1948) was the co-founder of Becton Dickinson (BD) and the named benefactor of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Born in Beaufort, North Carolina, Dickinson died in his home in Rutherford, New Jersey, where he had moved several years after what is now BD was founded in New York City in 1897. In 1942, he used his wealth to found Fairleigh Dickinson College, which is today Fairleigh Dickinson University.

About Gregory H. Olsen

Greg OlsenGreg Olsen is an FDU alumnus and Trustee. Part of his recent $5 million gift to the University was used to fund the Vancouver campus start-up and part was used to re-name the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering, which houses the IT major.

Greg was the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station (ISS). After completing training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow, he launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket TMA-7 on October 1, 2005 and returned to earth on Soyuz TMA-6 on October 11. During his 10-day voyage, he performed more than 150 orbits of the earth and logged almost four million miles of weightless travel. You can read more about Greg and his many accomplishments at Wikipedia.