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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is offering students in Puerto Rico, who have been impacted by the Hurricane Maria, an opportunity to continue their studies providing an academic scholarship, free housing and a basic meal plan for the spring 2018 semester.

NJIT’s articulation agreement with the Ponce Health Science University in Puerto Rico is one example of a longstanding relationship the university has with Puerto Rico’s higher education community.

In order to be eligible for this opportunity, prospective students must apply by Jan. 1, 2018. Once accepted they will be enrolled in NJIT courses and receive an official NJIT transcript upon completion of the semester. All students are required to meet the criteria for admission and once admitted will be eligible for a special one-time academic scholarship.  

Up to 15 students will be provided a stipend to live on campus in residence halls and receive a free meal plan for the spring semester. The scholarship may be renewed, subject to academic performance. Accepted students will be responsible for paying for their own health insurance, travel expenses and books.  

All visiting students will have access to all campus facilities. It is required that all students complete FAFSA to receive support.  

The NJIT community will continue to support the efforts of Puerto Rico by collecting donations that will assist in defraying other related costs.

For more information on this program, please contact Steve Eck at stephen.eck@njit.edu or by phone at 973-596-3300.