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Accepted freshmen are considered for merit scholarships based on class rank/GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Accepted transfer students are considered for scholarships based on previous college performance. Stockton Foundation Scholarships reward returning students based on academic merit at Stockton and/or financial need.

Freshman Awards** *SAT *ACT Class Rank Annual Award
Presidential Scholarship 1450+ 32+ Top 5% up to $18,000 per year
Provost's Scholarship 1310+ 28+ Top 10% up to $11,000 per year
Dean's Scholarship 1220+ 25+ Top 15% up to $7,000 per year
Stockton Scholarship varies varies varies $2,000+ per year
Stockton Urban Leadership Award#      Top 5% $2,000+ per year
Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship       $7,128 per year see below

*SAT is Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math. ACT Composite Score only.
#Stockton GPA 3.3+; top 5%. Freshman students from socioeconomically challenged high school districts (A/B) will be considered for award. The scholarship committee will calculate GPA based on high school curriculum.
**All applicants must complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for scholarships. Demonstrated need coupled with academic credentials and other factors will determine the student's scholarship level. Full-time enrollment only (12 or more credits per semester). Must maintain cumulative Stockton GPA of 3.0. 

Transfer Awards^ Criteria Award

Excellence in Academics Award


  • Must have 24 or more earned, transferable, non-basic skills credits from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
  • Cumulative GPA minimum: 3.59
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended will be used to calculate cumulative GPA
  • New transfer applicants only; students applying for readmission or freshman applicants do not qualify

GPA 3.59-3.79:

GPA 3.8-4.0:

Stockton Urban Leadership Award^^

Transfer students attending their local community college who have graduated from a designated A/B high school district are eligible. Minimum GPA of 2.5+ required.


NJ STARS II Defined and administered by the State of New Jersey  up to $2,500 per year

^Based on final transfer GPA. Award amounts are per year, split evenly between fall and spring semesters. Above award amount(s) effective Spring 2019 term enrollment. Adjustments will not be made after initial enrollment. Award cannot be used for summer courses. Full-time enrollment only (12 or more credits per semester). Continuous enrollment required to maintain scholarship; scholarship will be cancelled upon withdrawal from Stockton. Must maintain cumulative Stockton GPA of 3.0. Scholarship remains in effect until 128 credit limit is reached, inclusive of transfer credits. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are ineligible for Transfer Scholarship Awards. 

^^Urban Leadership Award applicants must complete the FAFSA. Demonstrated need coupled with academic credentials and other factors will determine the student's scholarship level.

Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship Criteria Award
Incoming freshmen and transfer students who live outside of New Jersey are eligible to be reviewed for the Stockton University Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship. 
  • Students must be a permanent resident of a U.S. state outside of New Jersey, or Puerto Rico, and not eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.25 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.

$7,128 per year◊

($3,564 per semester toward the out-of-state tuition differential in the form of a scholarship.)


Incoming Freshmen

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75+/4.0
  • ACT Composite: 21
    SAT EBRW + Math: 1060+
  • Incoming Freshman students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to eight semesters.


Incoming Transfers
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5+
  • Incoming Transfer students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to seven semesters, depending on the number of credits transferred to Stockton.

 ◊Dollar amount will change annually once tuition and fee rates are set each July.
 Students with a bachelor's degree are not eligible for the program.
 Program is not retroactive for students who have enrolled in previous semesters.

Stockton Foundation Scholarships

The Stockton University Foundation Scholarship Program is administered by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and made possible by university funding and private donations, providing awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are determined by a Presidential-appointed scholarship selection committee. 

Students must apply for Foundation Scholarships each year. Successful applicants exhibit high academic achievement as well as leadership and service to the University and community. Award recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be fully matriculated students.

If you have any questions contact The 2019-2020 Stockton University Foundation Scholarships application will be available during the Spring 2019 term. A link to the application will be sent to eligible students.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid for all available options in paying for your Stockton education.