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Freshman Applicants

Stockton takes a holistic approach to awarding scholarships, and we will utilize the information you provided as part of our scholarship review. Beginning in the Spring 2021 semester, prospective students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the scholarship review process. You will be notified via mail regarding your scholarship offer. Please note that 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. 

Reporting activities will help Stockton better understand your life outside of the classroom. 

Examples of activities include but are not limited to:
  • Work or volunteering
  • Community engagement
  • Family responsibilities 
  • Clubs
  • Arts or music
  • Sports
  • Other experiences that have been meaningful to you
You may enter up to ten (10) activities to be considered for scholarship consideration.
For consideration, students much complete the activity section within the Common Application or submit the Stockton University Scholarship Activity Survey for scholarship consideration.
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 - 3.99:

GPA 4.0: 

Stockton Scholars 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
International Student Transfer Scholarship
  • Cumulative GPA minimum: 3.0
  • 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

^Based on final transfer GPA. Award amounts are per year, split evenly between fall and spring semesters. Above award amount(s) effective Spring 2021 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. 

^^Stockton Scholars 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 3.0 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.

$7,500 ** per year



Incoming Freshman

  • Cumulative Stockton GPA of 3.0+/4.0
  • Incoming Freshman students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to eight semesters.


Incoming Transfers
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0+
  • Incoming Transfer students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to seven semesters, depending on the number of credits transferred to Stockton.

*Students must reside on-campus to receive and retain this award.
** Dollar amount updated in July of each year.

-  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 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 second-semester freshmen and upperclassmen, 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 2020-2021 Foundation Scholarship application opened up on January 29, 2020 and closed on March 25, 2020.  Visit the Foundation Scholarships webpage for the new application cycle, deadlines, and complete eligibility details. Please direct questions to

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