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
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 internantional planning firm.
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
Ralph W. Voorhees Fellowships in Civic Engagement
$2,500 award to MCRP or MCRS students to participate in credit-bearing partnernships 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.
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
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
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.
B. Budd Chavooshian
Provides up to $12,000 in meritorious awards to students in planning, for their commitment to the field
Brandon M. Poli
Provides a $1,000 award to a student in planning, in memory of this former graduate of the program
Jennifer S. Lightner
Provides a $1,000 award to a student in planning in memory of this former student in the program
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
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.