The Bloustein School offers many opportunities for funding and support to qualified students in its graduate urban planning, public policy and doctoral programs. Merit-based aid is awarded to students in several forms, as described below. Financial aid packages may be for a single year, or multiyear, and may combine university, school, and outside sources.
To apply, make sure you check off your interest in financial aid on your graduate admissions online application prior to sending. There is NO separate application required for most of these awards below. For continuing students, a separate application process is conducted in the spring of each year. Students are notified of this process by internal communication.
University Financial Aid also can assist you in providing information on loans, grants and other national and state merit and need-based support.
Following are some of the funding and support that students in Bloustein School programs have received in the past:
National Science Foundation
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)
Supporting students pursuing doctorates in the fields of:
-Nanotechnology for Clean Energy
-Renewable and Sustainable Fuels Solutions
-Stem Cell Science and Engineering
Full tuition plus $30,000 stipend, awarded to selected applicants
Up to $20,000 plus tuition remission
Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Awards
$17,000 per year plus tuition remission, awarded to exceptional graduate students with backgrounds of substantial educational disadvantage
Graduate and Teaching Assistantships
Up to $25,970 per year plus tuition remission, and health benefits awarded to M.P.P., M.C.R.P., and Ph.D. students. Student assistants have the opportunity of working with faculty and staff in a variety of research and professional projects, teaching, or assisting in courses
$15,000 plus tuition remission, awarded to exceptional students from underrepresented populations
Edward J. Bloustein
Up to $10,000 per year, merit-based award to a Bloustein School student
Bloustein School Scholarship Awards
$1,100 per semester stipend for planning students, merit and need-based
Susan Kirk Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Provides a $2,500 award to a female student in transportation planning
Bloustein School Tuition Awards
Tuition remission, awarded to students in planning, merit-based
Bloustein Fellowships In Public Policy
Seven to ten awards of up to $10,000 plus tuition remission for full-time public policy students during their first year of study
B. Budd Chavooshian Endowed Fellowship
Provides up to $12,000 in meritorious awards to students in planning, for their commitment to the field.
Bloustein School Alumni Association Graduate Fellowship
A meritorious award that provides $2,000 to a full-time graduate student enrolled at the Edward J. Bloustein School.
Brandon M. Poli Memorial Scholarship
Provides a $1,000 award to a student in planning; given in memory of this former graduate of the program.
Dawne D. and Lawrence B. Burrows Annual Graduate Fellowship
Provides a $10,000 award to a graduate student enrolled in the MCRP and other graduate degree programs at the Bloustein School.
Dr. Robert A. Catlin Annual Graduate Fellowship
Provides for a $1,000 award to an academically-qualified, full-time, minority scholar in a graduate program at the Bloustein School.
Harold and Reba Martin Fellowship in Public Policy
Provides up to a $10,000 award to a student in public policy pursuing excellence in public service.
Jennifer S. Lightner Memorial Scholarship
Provides a $1,000 award to a student in planning in memory of this former student in the program.
Louis Berger Fellowship/Internship Program
$21,000 per year for a second-year planning student at the Bloustein School plus a summer experience working on planning issues with major international planning firm.
Mary Ann and Steven J. Allard Fellowships in Planning and Public Health
Provides for a $4,000 award to direct-admit undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and graduate student enrolled in the MCRP program, with preference given to public health candidates.
New Jersey Planning Officials Annual Graduate Scholarship
Provides a $5,000 annual award to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the MCRP program at the Bloustein School.
Patricia Juliano Scholarship Fund
Provides a $4,000 award to a female student in public policy; given in memory of the Honorable Patricia Juliano.
Ralph W. Voorhees Fellowships in Civic Engagement
$2,500 award to MCRP or MCRS students to participate in credit-bearing partnerships with a non-profit or government organization in areas such as community development and planning, community-based education, housing and public transportation, public health and public policy.
Walter C. Evans Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Planning and Public Policy
Provides an annual graduate fellowship of $10,000 to a student enrolled in the MCRP program who demonstrates a significant personal commitment and/or outstanding academic potential in the fields of planning or public policy at the Bloustein School.
Wayne Soojian Scholarship Fund
$2,000 award to a second-year graduate student in recognition of the outstanding education that alumnus Wayne Soojian received at Rutgers University.
Eagleton Institute of Politics
Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellowships
Governor's Executive Fellowships
Partnership between Rutgers and the NJ State Legislature. Up to $8,150 stipend plus tuition and fee remission (in some cases), awarded to selected, full-time, second year graduate students, merit-based. Requires an internship at a partisan or non-partisan legislative office in Trenton, NJ. These programs run separately through the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
Teach for America Partnership Program (TFA)
Up to $5,000 scholarship for a select number of offered to incoming public policy masters students based on Teach for America service. For students considering TFA and graduate school, we also are happy to defer your admission for up to two years while you participate in Teach For America. Students must declare interest to Steve Weston, Assistant Dean at email@example.com after application to the public policy program.
City Year – Give a Year
The award for Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy graduate programs will be equal to 25% of tuition for up to 2 City Year alumni per year. All students must meet the school's admission criteria. Application fee reimbursement for City Year alumni who attend the Bloustein School . A one-year deferral for students admitted to a graduate program who decide to serve with City Year before starting their study with The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
AmeriCorps – Corporation for National and Community Service
The award for Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy graduate programs will be equal to 25% of tuition for up to 2 AmeriCorps alumni per year. All students must meet the school's admission criteria. Application fee reimbursement for AmeriCorps alumni who attend the Bloustein School. A one-year deferral for students admitted to a graduate program who decide to serve with AmeriCorps before starting their study with The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.