The Foundation at Sussex awards scholarships to help support students with their college education. This year the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in scholarship money.

Scholarships include general scholarships and scholarships specifically for students in certain programs. All students are encouraged to apply. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about application workshops. 

The scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year are currently closed. Award announcements will be made in late August via email.



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Before you apply

  • Students are encouraged to file a FAFSA application (International students are exempt) in order to qualify for many of our scholarships.  It should take about 30 minutes of your time to file the online application. Students who do not file a FAFSA you should still apply, but will be eligible for fewer scholarships. Applicants who have not filed a FAFSA will only be considered for select Foundation Scholarships.  To complete your FAFSA application visit
    If you have questions or require assistance please contact our Financial Aid Office in the Administration Building (Bldg. B) at 973-300-2225.
  • Invite someone to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf on AwardSpring.  You will not be able to ‘click’ submit on your application until the letter of recommendation has been received. Make sure you log back into your account periodically to check the status. Follow up with the person you have requested it from to ensure they received the email request.
  • After sending the request for the letter of recommendation, complete all other sections of the Application prior to the deadline.
  • Most scholarships require a 500-word essay. Some scholarships require an additional essay on a different topic.

We are proud to be able to present scholarships to so many deserving students. Scholarships help ease the financial burden and make education a reality for many of our students. We believe an investment in education pays high dividends for our community.