Seton Hall University Announces Hometown Scholarships

Seton Hall University Announces Hometown Scholarships

$16,000 in scholarship awards available exclusively to New Jersey students in Essex and Passaic Counties!

As a commitment to our mission of serving those in need and our local community, Seton Hall is offering this exciting new award.

Essex and Passaic Counties have been chosen to support students living or attending high school in the counties in which Seton Hall has a campus. Our main campus in South Orange and our School of Law in Newark are in Essex County, and our Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus is in the towns of Nutley and Clifton, which are in Essex and Passaic counties.

This award can be combined with other awards and can be used to cover any directly billed costs, including undergraduate flattuition charges, fees and university-sponsored room and board. This award is renewable if the student files the FAFSA annually, maintains satisfactory academic progress, earns at least 30 credits per academic year, and remains Pell eligible.

Applicants must file the FAFSA form and apply for admission by January 15 of their senior year of high school to be considered for the award. There is no special scholarship application required for this award. The scholarship is automatically awarded in late January to students who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below:

Award Eligibility

  • Incoming freshman who apply for fall admission and submit a FAFSA by January 15
  • Minimum SAT score 1120 or ACT 23
  • Unweighted minimum HS GPA 3.0 (B)
  • Attend high school in or have a permanent address in Essex or Passaic County, New Jersey, for at least a year
  • Pell eligibility as determined by the FAFSA

Award Amount

This $4,000 award is renewable for three additional years for a total award of $16,000. When combined with other Seton Hall scholarships and need-based grants, this award helps make Seton Hall nearly tuition free to students receiving maximum Pell and TAG awards! In addition, students can still qualify for need-based aid and apply for other scholarships. Learn more at

Application Procedure

There is no application required for this scholarship; the scholarship is automatically awarded to students who are admitted to Seton Hall and meet the eligibility requirements.


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