Scholarships and Fellowships

Princeton remains firmly committed to admitting the most highly qualified students who apply without regard for their financial circumstances, a commitment that has placed us in the vanguard of peer institutions in making financial aid such a high priority. As a result of our policies, we have been able to substantially increase the diversity of our student body.

These goals could not have been achieved without the exceptional generosity of our devoted alumni, parents, and friends, whose commitment to Princeton and our current and future students has contributed in significant and lasting ways to the University's excellence.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships at Princeton are awarded by the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office on the basis of financial need. Endowed funds established privately by individuals, corporations, foundations, and friends of the University provide the primary source of scholarship aid, with additional assistance provided by a limited number of annual gifts and grants. The following is a complete list of funds currently providing awards at Princeton, including:

Graduate Fellowships

Graduate fellowships at Princeton are meant to assist students in devoting full time to graduate study. In general, they are awarded at the time of admission based on academic merit, promise, and need. Privately endowed fellowship funds provide the major source of graduate fellowships in the humanities, social sciences, School of Architecture, and Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Fellowship funds sponsored by corporations and foundations provide annual awards primarily in the sciences and engineering.

The first section lists Honorific Fellowships that are awarded by the Faculty Committee of the Graduate School on nomination by the dean of the Graduate School. These fellowships are generally awarded in the final year of enrollment in recognition of outstanding performance and professional promise.

This list is followed by a complete list of privately endowed and annually supported funds. Often these are restricted to specific graduate departments or programs of study.

Contact Us

Questions about Scholarships and Fellowships described on this website should be referred to:

Office of Donor Relations
100 Overlook Center, Suite 300
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540

For information about establishing a new undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship, please contact the Office of Development:

James P. O'Boyle
Associate Director, Leadership Gifts, Office of Development
100 Overlook Center, Suite 300
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540