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First-Year (Freshman) Applicants

18 million
Total Grants & Scholarships Awarded Per Year
Apply for fall 2023 before January 31, 2023 to receive maximum scholarship eligibility!

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Scholarship Priority Deadline for Fall 2023 is January 31, 2023

First-year students who submit their fall 2023 application by January 31, 2023 will receive maximum scholarship eligibility. New applicants after the deadline may receive reduced scholarship amounts.*

*This deadline only applies to merit scholarships. Need-based financial aid as determined by the FAFSA will not be affected. 

First-year merit scholarships are based on both academic and extracurricular achievement.

Academic:

  • Official High School Transcript

Extracurricular: 

  • Work (part-time or summer jobs)
  • Volunteerism or community engagement
  • Family responsibilities
  • School/community clubs/organizations
  • Arts/music/sports
  • Other experiences that have been meaningful to you

Note: For scholarship consideration, students must fully complete the Activities section within the Common Application.*

Other: 

  • Student Essay
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation

Other First-Year (Freshman) Scholarship Opportunities: 

Note: These scholarships are supplemental to our other first-year merit awards. 

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (all GPAs will be converted to a 4.0 scale)
  • Incoming first-year students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to eight semesters.
  • Student 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 3.0 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.
  • Student must reside on campus to maintain this award. 

Amount: $7,734/year *

* 2022-23 amount; Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship amount adjusted annually in July. 

  • Must have applied and been admitted as an international student.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (all GPAs will be converted to a 4.0 scale)
  • Incoming first-year students may receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters.
  • Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.
  • Student must reside on campus to maintain this award. 

Amount: $7,734/year *

* 2022-23 amount; International Student Scholarship amount adjusted annually in July. 

Transfer Applicants

Excellence in Academics Award

  • Must have 24 or more earned, transferable, non-basic skills credits from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Cumulative GPA minimum: 3.4
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions will be used to calculate cumulative GPA.
  • New transfer applicants only; students applying for readmission or first-year applicants do not qualify.

Amounts: 

  • GPA 3.4-3.74:
    $1,000/year

  • GPA 3.75-3.99:
    $2,000/year 

  • GPA 4.0: 
    $3,000/year 


Other Transfer Scholarship Opportunities: 

Note: These scholarships are supplemental to the Excellence in Academics Award. 

Defined and administered by the State of New Jersey

Amount: up to $2,500/year

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (all GPAs will be converted to a 4.0 scale)
  • Incoming Transfer students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to six semesters, depending on the number of credits transferred to Stockton.
  • Student 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 3.0 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.
  • Student must reside on campus to maintain this award. 
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions will be used to calculate cumulative GPA.
  • New transfer applicants only; students applying for readmission or first-year applicants do not qualify.

Amount: $7,734/year *

* 2022-23 amount; Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship amount adjusted annually in July. 

  • Must have applied and been admitted as an international student.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (all GPAs will be converted to a 4.0 scale)
  • Incoming transfer students may receive the scholarship for up to six semesters, depending on the number of credits transferred to Stockton.
  • Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.
  • Student must reside on campus to maintain this award. 
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions will be used to calculate cumulative GPA.
  • New transfer applicants only; students applying for readmission or first-year applicants do not qualify.

Amount: $7,734/year *

* 2022-23 amount; International Student Scholarship amount adjusted annually in July.

NOTE: Students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually to receive and retain award(s). Award amounts are per year, split evenly between fall and spring semesters. Above award amount(s) effective Spring 2021 term enrollment. PTK scholars may be reviewed for additional transfer scholarship monies with proof of PTK membership. 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 for up to eight (8) consecutive semesters (fall & spring) for first-year (freshman) students and up to six (6) consecutive semesters for transfer students. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are ineligible for transfer scholarships. Scholarship is for undergraduate studies only; click here to learn more about funding for graduate studies. 

* Stockton may contact your school and/or other parties to confirm your entries, and we reserve the right to rescind or reduce your scholarship if we discover any inconsistencies or falsifications. 

Stockton Foundation Scholarships

The Stockton University Foundation maintains a robust merit-based scholarship program with approximately 200 scholarships. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous donations of alumni, friends of the university, organizations and businesses.

Open to current Stockton students, the Foundation Scholarship program honors the institution’s highest achieving, most deserving students. Recipients are chosen annually by the Presidential-appointed Stockton University Scholarship Selection Committee, and the program is administered by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

The 2023-2024 Foundation Scholarship application will open January 2023.

Visit the Foundation Scholarships webpage for the new application cycle, deadlines, and complete eligibility details. Please direct questions to foundationscholarships@stockton.edu.

Financial Aid & Bursar

Need more information on funding your Stockton education? Staff in our Office of Financial Aid and Bursar's Office are here to help! 

Do you have questions about: 

  • Completing your FAFSA?
  • Sources of Federal and/or State aid, such as grants, loans, or work-study?
  • How to view your financial aid package and accept/decline your award? 
Phone: 609-652-4203

Do you have questions about: 

  • Payment plans?
  • Costs?
  • Meal Plan options?
  • Using our bill estimator to customize your approximate costs? 
Phone: 609-652-4597