Earn a full-tuition Capital Health scholarship to Rider University.
Every year, Capital Health awards up to four (4) full-tuition scholarships to eligible full-time Capital Health employees or their immediate family members. See below for scholarship program details, application instructions and maintenance requirements.
About the scholarship
- Recipients may be currently enrolled Rider undergraduate students, or new undergraduate first-year or transfer students starting in the fall 2024 semester.
- The scholarship covers four consecutive years or until completion of the students’ academic program, whichever comes first.
- Applicants must also submit a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- No less than one scholarship will be awarded based exclusively on merit; other scholarships will take financial need and merit into consideration.
- The Capital Health scholarship covers Rider University tuition but excludes room, board, textbooks, or other related costs.
- Applicants who are not awarded the scholarship may still be eligible for a 50% tuition discount through the Capital Health Educational Benefit Program.
Employment criteria for the employee applying or supporting the application of an immediate family member:
Employees applying for the scholarship or supporting the application of an immediate family member must be:
- Full-time, non-union employee
- Employed with Capital Health for at least one year as of November 15, 2022
- Employee must also meet and maintain Capital Health's employment criteria during the duration of the scholarship.
Capital Health Senior Management members and physicians (including residents), along with their immediate family members, are not eligible for the full-tuition scholarship.
Former St. Francis employees who are now employed by Capital Health are eligible to apply or support the application of an immediate family member so long as the employee's combined service between the two organizations exceeds one year as of November 15, 2022. The employee must also meet and maintain Capital Health's employment criteria during the duration of the scholarship.
Should you no longer be eligible for the Capital Health Full Tuition Scholarship to Rider University, the awarding or restoration of other scholarships offered by Rider University is at Rider’s discretion.
- Applicants must be employed by Capital Health, or must meet the definition of “immediate family member*” of a qualifying Capital Health employee. Verification will be required.
- Applicants must meet and maintain the Rider student criteria during the duration of the scholarship (see Rules and Responsibilities of the Scholarship Awardee below for student criteria).
- If the applicant is the Capital Health employee, they must meet and maintain the Rider student criteria and employment criteria during the duration of the scholarship.
How to apply
The fall 2024 scholarship application deadline has passed.
- Apply for undergraduate admission to Rider University as a first-year student or transfer student. Please note, the application process varies slightly depending on your intended student status.
- Submit a separate Capital Health scholarship application and essay.
Students may be required to complete additional steps after submitting the initial application.
Rules and responsibilities of the scholarship awardee:
- The scholarship is awarded for four consecutive years or until completion of the academic program, whichever happens first.
- A recipient of the scholarship must be enrolled in a full-time program and maintain the status of a full-time student at Rider University by Rider’s definition of a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits per academic semester).
- These are full-tuition scholarships and do not include room, board, or other related costs, such as textbooks and other-non tuition fees.
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher must be maintained. If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for more than one semester, the scholarship may be subject to termination.
- Scholarship recipients must be considered in good standing by Rider University at all times during the course of their enrollment. Please refer to Rider University’s Student Code of Social Conduct for more information.
- It is expected that the scholarship recipients will follow all applicable Rider University policies. Breach of Rider University policy, regardless of the disciplinary action taken by Rider, may result in termination of the scholarship.
- If the employee is no longer employed by Capital Health, the scholarship will be terminated at the end of the academic semester during which the employment ended. Employment status will be verified at the beginning of each academic semester.
- Verification will be required to show that a prospective awardee is a qualified dependent of a Capital Health employee.
- If selected as a recipient of the scholarship, the student must commit to attending Rider University prior to the May 1 deposit deadline.
Capital Health has the right to terminate the scholarship at any time.
*For the purpose of the 50% tuition discount and full tuition scholarship, immediate family is defined as: "Immediate family members include children, whether by natural birth, adoption, guardianship, or other legal process under applicable New Jersey law, and spouses, domestic partners, and other individuals recognized by and granted similar status under applicable New Jersey law.”