Salem University (SU) is committed to making college education as affordable as possible by providing scholarships. Scholarship awards are granted based on a review of applications by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are awarded for one full-time semester at a time on a funds-available basis and may be renewed based on student’s performance.

Award amounts may not exceed the cost of attendance adjusted for other financial aid and may only be awarded to students in good financial standing and good academic standing.

Undergraduate Scholarships

President’s Honor Scholarship
  • Students may apply after the completion of their second semester in which they have earned a 4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students must submit their application to the scholarship committee via email at within 7 business days of their second semester grade posting, along with an essay, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a copy of their transcripts.
  • A face to face or Skype interview may be held.
  • Up to $2000 per academic semester may be awarded after all grades are posted, not to exceed 10 total semesters.
  • Click here to download the application.

Graduate Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship
Students who complete baccalaureate degrees at Salem may apply for an Alumni Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at Salem.
  • Funding is available as a one-time scholarship of $2,000.00
  • Scholarships are available to all bachelor degree completers who enter a Master’s degree program within the first month of bachelor degree completion.
  • Contact Lori Waltz at for scholarship applications.

The Dean’s Financial Planning Excellence Scholarship

  • The student will apply before beginning the seven course Certified Financial Planning Certificate program
  • The student will interview with the administration either via Zoom or in person
  • Eligible for a one-time $1,000 scholarship applied throughout the program.
The Dean’s Financial Planning Excellence Scholarship provides scholarships to qualified individuals seeking to complete Salem University’s CFP Preparatory Program. The scholarship will offset the cost of CFP preparation for highly qualified candidates be able to achieve their dream of becoming financial planning professionals. In conjunction with the CFP Board, Salem University aims to reduce the cost of educational coursework and exam preparation. There are a total of 5 scholarships available for each cohort.


  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Must enroll in the Salem University CFP Preparation Program
  • Must have an Undergraduate Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must demonstrate a financial need, be from underrepresented populations within the financial planning profession in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, AND/OR be a US Military Veteran.
To apply, please send an email, along with all of your contact information to