Helyar House Residence Scholarships Application

Dear Potential Incoming Students (Fall 2019):

On behalf of the George H. Cook Campus, we would like you to consider residing at Helyar House for the Fall 2019 semester. To be eligible, you must be officially admitted into the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences by Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions and possess financial need.

A unique alternative within Rutgers University housing structure is Helyar House located on the George H. Cook Campus. Helyar House is a cooperative living community, where members have a greater responsibility for self-government than in traditional residence halls. In a supportive living environment, each house member works together on daily house chores including cooking and cleaning to achieve common cooperative living goals. The cooperative nature of Helyar House provides residents with a foundation to achieve a high level of self-reliance, as well as interpersonal, conflict resolution, and leadership skills.

Helyar House is supervised and staffed by a Rutgers resident counselor and students abide by the rules and regulations of Rutgers housing.

Additionally, all students will have valuable learning opportunities to participate in community service, internships/research experiences related to your academic major, and greenhouse research projects for academic credit.

Along with these many advantages of cooperative living, Helyar House residents are awarded scholarships and receive additional savings including:

  • $2,880 Scholarship/Housing Rebate Toward Tuition ($2,380 Scholarship and $500 Housing Rebate)
  • $1,129 Housing Savings (Cook Apartment payment $8,621 as compared to Helyar House payment of $7,492)
  • $4,208 Meal Plan Savings (Helyar meal plan for $1,100 per year as opposed to $5,308 for the 255-meal plan—17 meals per week)
  • $8,217 Total Savings Per Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)
    Note: This is based subject to change for 2019–20.

If you are interested in applying for the Fall 2019 Helyar House Resident Scholarship, applications will be available February 2019. Available spaces are limited and based primarily on financial need and a sincere desire to serve others in a cooperative living community. Selected student candidates will be invited to an orientation that will include student interviews in July 2019. For further information, please contact Dean Joseph Ventola at 848-932-3000.