Scholarships & Grants

Explore the many opportunities for students to receive gift aid that does not have to be repaid.

Committed to making a high-quality education attainable, USJ offers extensive financial aid opportunities to students. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors and from university resources. Explore the scholarship and grant options in this section, and contact Student Financial Services to find out more.

University Scholarships & Grants

USJ values academic excellence, leadership, diversity, service to our communities and country, and the ability to overcome adversity. Our scholarship and grant programs reflect our values and are intended to assist our students in achieving their potential. These various awards are available to new full-time first-year and transfer students unless noted otherwise. Be sure to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by USJ’s Financial Aid Priority Date (February 15 for incoming students) in order to optimize your eligibility for need-based gift aid.

Merit-Based Scholarships

The following merit-based scholarships require no additional application, unless otherwise indicated. Students who qualify for these scholarships will be notified by the Office of Admissions at the time of their admission to the University. Those receiving merit-based scholarships are welcome apply for need-based financial aid programs.

Students can qualify for one of the following renewable scholarships:

Students may receive one or more of the additional scholarships listed below:

Need-Based Grants

The University encourages all eligible incoming students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov to determine eligibility for need-based grant aid. Students must complete a FAFSA annually to renew their need-based aid. In addition to the University grants below, students who complete the FAFSA might be eligible for federal and/or state grants as well.


USJ combines scholarships, grants, loans, and campus-based employment supported by federal and state governments, and the University, in order to provide students with an affordable education of value. Financial aid funds, amounts, and criteria for eligibility will vary based on the student’s initial year of enrollment.

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