Rutgers University-Camden has been a participant of the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program since 2019. The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship was developed as a result of U.S. higher education institutions’ commitment to providing a welcoming, safe and diverse environment to international students. Rutgers-Camden is proud to support this initiative by offering two annual, renewable scholarships of $15,000 per academic year to selected international undergraduate students dedicated to advancing intercultural learning and understanding at Rutgers-Camden.

Who can apply for the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship?

First-year international students who have applied to Rutgers-Camden can apply for the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship. All undergraduate academic majors and fields of study except Nursing are welcome to apply.

How much tuition does it cover?

The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship covers $15,000 per academic year and can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. 

How do I know if I’m eligible for this scholarship?

There are a few eligibility requirements:

  • You are a first-year international applicant to a participating college or university. An international applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the United States and who does not also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • You attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States.
  • You demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.
  • You have completed the scholarship application and a 500-1,000 word essay or a 2-5 minute video describing your aspirations to conduct projects, research, employment or other experiences that will advance intercultural learning.
How can I apply for this scholarship at Rutgers-Camden?

Required steps to apply for the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship include:

1) Apply for admission to Rutgers University-Camden and submit all required application materials.

2) Complete our online scholarship application, including a 500-1,000 word essay or a 2-5 minute video describing your aspirations to conduct projects, research, employment or other experiences that will advance intercultural learning. Essays can be submitted with the online application.

If submitting a video, please email to with subject line: #Youarewelcomehere Video. Please include your name and RUID in the body of the email.

When do I need to apply by?

All application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2023. You must be officially enrolled at Rutgers-Camden and submit your tuition deposit by May 1, 2023.