A job or graduate school, guaranteed.

The Cranberry Investment is our guarantee that graduates who fulfill their requirements will obtain a job or acceptance into graduate or professional school within six months of graduation—or we’ll provide career coaching and may recommend either additional coursework at no cost or a paid six-month internship. 

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Making a Rider education accessible for all


of Rider students awarded Rider-funded scholarships and financial aid.


of students expected to complete internships, fieldwork and other enriched career experiences.


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Scholarship opportunities

We’re committed to making Rider affordable the entire time you’re here with our generous scholarships, grants and additional funding to help you bridge the financial aid gap. 

Here are a few of our first-year undergraduate scholarships:

  • Trustee Scholarship — Full tuition
  • Transfer Trustee Scholarship — Full tuition
  • Norm Brodsky Idea/Business Concept Competition — Full tuition
  • Presidential Scholarship — $22,000/year 
  • Provost Scholarship — $20,000/year
  • Deans’ Scholarship — $18,000/year
  • Founder’s Award — $15,000/year 
  • Rider Recognition Award — $12,000/year 
  • Community Scholars/Bonner Leaders — $2,500/year 
  • Legacy Award — $2,000/year 
  • Sibling Grant — $2,000/year 
  • Gail Bierenbaum Women's Leadership Council Mentoring Program — $1,000/year
Learn more

Earn $1,000 for textbooks

New undergraduate students can earn $1,000 for textbooks at the Rider Bookstore by attending three on-campus admissions visits prior to enrolling by the deposit deadline. Sign up for a campus tour to get started!

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