Foundation Scholarships

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

Fast Facts

  • Application essay, volunteerism, campus involvement and employment — not just GPA — are heavily weighed during the selection process
  • Scholarship amounts vary from $100 to $2,500 per opportunity
  • Qualified students may earn more than one scholarship
  • Scholarship application open to second-semester freshmen and upperclassmen only (incoming freshmen/transfer students may qualify for Admissions Scholarships, which are awarded separately from the Foundation Scholarship program)
  • Recipients chosen annually by Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee

Dates & Deadlines

The 2024-2025 application opens January 24, 2024, and closes March 20, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. No exceptions or filing extensions will be granted.

Award Notification

Award letters and decline notifications will be sent by June 15, 2024, to applicants’ Stockton University email accounts.


Foundation Scholarship Applications

Students can apply in one of three ways by completing the:

#1 University Scholarship Application

This is open to undergraduate and graduate students belonging to all the academic Schools within Stockton University.

#2 Holocaust/Genocide Studies and Jewish Studies Scholarship Application

This is open to students who have a demonstrated interest in Holocaust, Genocide & Jewish studies.

Demonstrated interest includes declaring a major, minor
or concentration.


#3 Both Applications

Students who meet the eligibility requirements for both programs may apply to the University Scholarship Application and Holocaust/ Genocide Studies and Jewish Studies Scholarship Application.

Helpful Tips that Matter When Applying

  • Application essays are closely reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee. Be sure to follow the prompt and write a thoughtful response. Utilize the Tutoring Center for assistance when crafting your personal statement.
  • Well-rounded candidates who are involved are encouraged to apply. GPA is not the sole determinate for selecting recipients. Highlight your extracurricular activities, volunteerism, service-learning, research, internship and employment experiences on your application and in your essay.
  • Answer all questions on the application(s). This is how your application will be screened and matched against the 200 Foundation Scholarship opportunities. Qualified students may earn more than one scholarship.
  • Make sure you have completed, signed and submitted your application in its entirety. Incomplete applications in “draft” status are ineligible and will not be forwarded to the Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • Ask the professor permission first from whom you wish to request a recommendation letter. Give the professor two or three weeks to write it and consider this timeframe when nearing the application deadline.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application(s) (login with university-issued username/password)
  • Submit a 250 to 500 word essay. View essay prompts and rubric.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a Stockton professor or dean (using their email address only)

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet these requirements to qualify:  

Undergraduate Scholarship Program:

  • Have already completed one semester at Stockton University
  • Have a Stockton GPA, many scholarships require a 3.0 GPA
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Enroll full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Part-time students eligible for select scholarships only
  • Registered at Stockton for spring 2024 and return for the 2024 -2025 academic year

Graduate Scholarship Program:

  • Have already completed one semester at Stockton University
  • Earn/maintain 3.0 GPA (at Stockton)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Enrolled part-time (3 credits or more)
  • Registered at Stockton for spring 2024 and return for the 2024 -2025 academic year


First-semester students (freshmen or transfer) without a Stockton GPA are not considered for Foundation Scholarships.

Seniors graduating spring or summer 2024 are ineligible to apply unless immediately matriculating into a Stockton University graduate program for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Foundation Scholarships are awarded to Stockton students only and are not transferable to outside colleges/universities.

View Scholarship Opportunities

Contact Us

For questions or assistance, email or call 609-652-4528 or 609-626-3658.