Did you know?

  • Drew offers over $30 million dollars in institutional grants and scholarships each year.
  • 97% of Drew students receive a grant or scholarship directly from Drew University each year.
  • The average financial aid package for a Drew student is about $25,000 a year.

If you haven’t already, apply to Drew!

Civic Engagement Scholarship

Description: Offered annually to students who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to community service and civic engagement during their high school years. Applicants should demonstrate leadership in organizing and implementing community projects, as well as working with people from diverse backgrounds. Scholarship recipients are required to join Drew’s Civic Scholars program, which includes participation in special classes, workshops, seminars, and off-campus service projects. Residential Civic Scholars live together in a living-learning community for their first year in the program.  Learn more about the Civic Scholars program.
Eligibility: First-year students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in community service and civic engagement.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester to remain eligible for this scholarship and continue to be an active participant in the Civic Engagement program.
An exception will be made for last-semester seniors who may register for fewer credits: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years)
Application Deadline: March 1
Application Process: Students must have a completed application for admission on file and submit:

Presidential Scholarship in the Arts

Description: Offered annually to students who have demonstrated exceptional talent in art, music, creative writing, dance, or theater. Scholarship recipients do not have to major in an artistic field but they must continue to remain active in the arts to maintain this scholarship.
Eligibility: First-year students who have exceptional creative talent in art, creative writing, music, and/or theatre arts (including acting, dance, design, or playwriting).
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester to remain eligible for this scholarship. An exception will be made for last-semester seniors: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years)
Application Deadline: March 1
Application Process: Students must have a completed application for admission on file and submit:

  • Presidential Scholarship Application
  • An artistic resume (uploaded via online application)
  • A special essay (uploaded via online application)
  • Samples of their work (uploaded via online application) or a live audition

Presidential Scholarship in the Humanities

Description: Offered annually to students who have excelled academically and have an interest in classics, comparative religion, foreign languages, history, literature and philosophy. Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship in the Humanities will engage in special programming both inside and outside of the classroom, including trips, speakers, independent study opportunities focused on the humanities.
Eligibility: First-year students who have a high level of interest or intend to major in the humanities. Students must also demonstrate a history of high achievement in the humanities throughout their high school careers.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and participate in the Presidential Scholars programming to remain eligible for this scholarship.
An exception for the credit requirement may be made for last-semester seniors: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years)
Application Deadline: March 1
Applicants who apply Early Decision & submit a scholarship application by December 1 may receive early consideration for this scholarship
Application Process: Students must have a completed application for admission on file and submit:

Presidential Scholarship in Social Science

Description: Offered annually to students who have excelled academically and have an interest in anthropology, economics, political science, international relations, psychology or sociology. Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship in Social Science will engage in special programming both inside and outside of the classroom, including trips, speakers, and independent study opportunities focused on the social sciences.
Eligibility: First-year students who have a high level of interest or intend to major in the social sciences. Students must also demonstrate a history of high achievement in the social sciences throughout their high school careers.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and participate in the Presidential Scholars programming to remain eligible for this scholarship.
An exception for the credit requirement may be made for last-semester seniors: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years)
Application Deadline: March 1
Application Process: Students must have a completed application for admission on file and submit:

RISE Science Scholarships

Description: Offered annually to students who have excelled academically and wish to major in biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental studies and sustainability, mathematics, neuroscience or physics. Recipients of the RISE Scholarship will be rewarded for their desire to explore the wealth of opportunities afforded to students working towards a math or science degree rooted in the liberal arts at Drew University.
Eligibility: First-year students who intend to major in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental studies and sustainability, math, neuroscience or physics.  Students must also demonstrate a history of high achievement in math and science courses throughout their high school careers.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain eligible for this scholarship. An exception will be made for last-semester seniors: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years)
Application Deadline: March 1
Applicants who apply Early Decision & submit a scholarship application by December 1 may receive early consideration for this scholarship
Application Process: Students must have a completed application for admission on file and submit:

Baldwin Honors Scholarships

Description: Offered annually to students who have excelled academically and been admitted to the Drew University Baldwin Honors program. Students are automatically offered admission to the Baldwin Honors program and granted this scholarship based on their academic record.Scholarship recipients are required to participate in Drew’s Baldwin Honors Program which includes special classes, workshops, seminars, and off-campus learning opportunities. Learn more about the Baldwin Honors Program.
Eligibility: First-year students admitted to the Baldwin Honors Program.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester to remain eligible for this scholarship. An exception will be made for last-semester seniors: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: Variable (four year scholarship)
Application Deadline: None
Application Process: No special application required. Scholarship is automatically awarded based on the student’s academic record and admission to the Baldwin Honors Program.

Thomas H. Kean Minority Scholarships

Description: Offered annually to the highest achieving students of color in our entering class. Students must also demonstrate financial need.
Eligibility: First-year admitted students of color who demonstrate financial need. Student must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for this award.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester to remain eligible for this scholarship. An exception will be made for last-semester seniors: scholarship will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: Variable (four year scholarship)
Application Deadline: Must file the FAFSA by February 15
Application Process: No special application required. Scholarship is automatically awarded based on the student’s academic record.

Drew Merit Based Scholarships

Description: Deans Scholarships, College of Liberal Arts Scholarships, Transfer Student Scholarships and International Student Scholarships are offered annually to students who have excelled academically.
Eligibility: First-year students
Transfer students
International students
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester to remain eligible for these scholarships. An exception will be made for last-semester seniors: scholarships will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.
Award Amount: Variable (four year scholarship)
Application Deadline: None
Application Process: No special application required. Scholarship is automatically awarded based on the student’s academic record.

Drew Tuition Grants

Drew Tuition Grants are awarded to students demonstrating financial need. To be considered for this grant, students must file the FAFSA by February 15.
*Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester to remain eligible for this grant. An exception will be made for last-semester seniors: grant will be prorated to the number of enrolled credits.

Outside Scholarships

In addition to scholarships and grants offered by Drew University, students are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered through outside organizations.