Graduate Financial Support Information

NJIT awards funding to a select number of qualified full-time graduate students. Ph.D. students may receive support in the form of teaching and research assistantships that normally cover full tuition and stipend. A limited number of MS and PhD fellowships are also available. Eligibility and selection criteria for most types of support are summarized below:


NJIT CyberCorps Scholarship

The NJIT Secure Computing Initiative (SCI) seeks to award scholarships as part of the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Our overarching goal is to increase the nation's workforce skilled in cybersecurity by recruiting, training, and placing qualified students. Colleges and universities participating in the SFS program are selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a competitive process. NJIT participates in the SFS program through its designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA/DHS. 

Each scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition
  • Stipend for each academic year ($22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students)
  • Health insurance allowance up to $3,000 per year
  • Professional development allowance up to $4,000 per year for the NSF Scholarship for Service (SFS) Job Fair and other travel such as professional certification or attending conferences.
  • Books allowance up to $2,000 per academic year

The scholarships can be awarded as one of the following categories:

  1. Students combining Bachelor and Master Degrees: one academic year (the senior year) for the undergraduate program and two academic years for their Master program.
  2. Master students: two academic years.
  3. PhD students: three academic years.

The recipients of the scholarships in the first two categories must receive an MS degree in one of the following programs: MS in Cybersecurity and Privacy or MS in IT Administration and Security. The recipients of the scholarships in the third category must receive a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. A single student cannot receive more than one SFS scholarship.

Scholarship recipients have the following obligations:

  • Complete the degree program successfully and on time.
  • Fulfill a post-graduation service obligation to the US Government: For each year of scholarship received, work one year in a cybersecurity-related position for the federal agency. *
  • Complete a summer internship with a participating federal agency.
  • Participate in a government “job fair” in early January in Washington DC.

* Positions in state, local, tribal or territorial governments may be allowed.


Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open:
Complete applications must be submitted by January 27, 2017.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The program is divided in two sections:

  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.

This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

  • HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.


  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.


  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France


  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student's command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange


STEM Chateaubriand Program:
HSS Chateaubriand Program :



Constance A. Murray Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to an NJIT female graduate student. Applicants must be a graduate student with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, must have taken at least 12 credits of graduate work at NJIT (by the end of the Fall 2016 semester), and should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and a need for financial assistance.  Submit applications here. Letters of recommendation should be submitted here. Application deadline and letters of recommendation must be received by 11:59PM, Friday, January 20, 2017.


The Louis Berger Graduate Internship & Fellowship

APPLICATION  (Deadline: December 31, 2016 for Summer 2017 Internship & AY 2017-18 Fellowship)

Louis Berger Grad Fellow Presentation 2016
2016 Louis Berger Fellows Amir Goharpey and Prashanth Muralidhar with Louis Berger Group Senior Vice President Robert J. Nardi.


The Louis Berger Group, Inc. an international consulting firm, funds a graduate internship and fellowship program at NJIT that sponsors two NJIT graduate students who are pursuing a Master's degree in the Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering fields.
The program is comprised of a comprehensive fellowship award and a professional international summer internship at one of the world’s leading consulting organizations.  

Fellowship Structure:

  • Year One (Summer Internship): Selected candidates begin full-time summer internship work with Louis Berger after spring semester exams are completed.  Interns will be placed at one of Louis Berger's work site's throughout the world.  Interns receive a salary during the experience, and a certificate of commendation upon completion.
  • Year Two (Academic Fellowship): Selected candidates will receive a scholarship award for the following fall and spring academic year that will be deposited in the recipient’s account in two equal installments (fall and spring semester when timing of gift permits). The recipient may forfeit the scholarship if he/she: does not enroll in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect; fails to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0; is placed on disciplinary probation; enrolls as a part-time student; and/or fails to maintain satisfactory progress as outlined in university policy for student financial aid.

Qualified students should:

  • Have completed at least 9 credits of graduate study by the end of the fall semester in which the application is due.
  • Be professionally or academically active in the fields of public infrastructure, transportation systems, the environment, energy, program or construction management.
  • Have plans to pursue a career in consulting, project management, public infrastructure development, transportation systems, engineering management or environmental management. Have a demonstrated interest in international development issues or foreign cultures.
  • Both domestic and international students are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements
Please submit the following items via email to Dr. Sotirios Ziavras, NJIT's Associate Provost for Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate Faculty, at, by December 31, 2016:

Questions about the opportunity can be emailed to Dr. Sotirios Ziavras, NJIT's Associate Provost for Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate Faculty at

Past Recipients: 

2016: Amir Goharpey & Prashanth Muralidhar (Download a pdf of their presentations here.)

2015: Walid Bouabid & Said Ouabi (presentation of their internship experiences, photo1, photo2, photo3)


The Louis Berger International Scholar Award 

The Louis Berger International Scholar Award may support up to $19,000 of tuition and fees in one year. It has been awarded since 1998. Read more.

Recent Recipients:

2015-16: Sherry-Ann S. Tim Kee

2014-15: Omoghene Ovuakporie (CoAD) also worked a Summer 2015 Internship in Washington, D.C. at the office of The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 

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At NJIT presentation. From left to right: Sean McGonical (The Louis Berger Group, Inc.), Sotirios Ziavras, Omoghene Ovuakporie (Scholarship recipient), Bob Nardi (The Louis Berger Group, Inc.) Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan

2013-14: Zhong Sun (MIE)

2012-13: Xiaolu Wang (ECE)


Executive Women of New Jersey Scholarship

EWNJ has granted over a million dollars in scholarships to nontraditional female students attending New Jersey institutions of higher learning who are pursuing graduate level degrees. We are continually inspired by the women who are enrolled in the graduate level programs at your university.

Please visit the EWNJ website for more information:


Department of Energy Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency's mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety  of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Being Selected as DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

Career possibilities with the nation's leading sponsor for scientific research
Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
Stipends are minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)
Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
Veteran are given Veterans preference with the Federal Energy Management Program


Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduate, graduate or post-graduates of an accredited or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences;  Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health;  Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.


The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia,Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

Please visit this page for more information:


Fellowships, Internships, and Training Opportunities at NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

NIAID has an array of fellowships, research trainings, and internship opportunities for candidates with science and non-science backgrounds. NIAID’s training programs provide a chance to obtain invaluable experience conducting research, while working side-by-side with world-renowned scientific investigators. NIAID also offers administrative training opportunities, where students and recent graduates can train in a variety of roles supporting our science. 


Ford Foundation Grants

Grants and fellowships that focus on doctoral work and diversity support
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Type of Support Contact Who is Eligible
Federal Loans Financial Aid
(973) 596-3479
U.S. citizens, permanent residents; full-time or part-time students, based on financial need.
Federal Work study Financial Aid
(973) 596-3479
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, full-time students, based on position availability
Industry Co-op Career Development Services
(973) 596-3100
Full-time students, based on position availability; master's only
Hourly Jobs Financial Aid (973) 596-3479 U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, full-time students, based on position availability. Students must be making satisfactory academy progress according to the requirements of the financial aid office
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants Graduate Studies Fellowships
(973) 596-3462
Based on funding source, full-time students, often supporting under-represented groups
Assistantships and Awards Graduate Studies Assistantships
(973) 596-3462
Full-time, based on academic merit or priorities and on funds available
Curricular Practical Training International Students
(973) 596-2451
International students, based on INS regulations and industry availability


Note: University policy stipulates only registered students are eligible for student employment. For summer employment, registration is verified for either the summer or fall session to ensure eligibility.