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.

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 Stockton University Scholarship Selection Committee, and the program is administered by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

Fast Facts

  • Scholarship amounts vary from $100 to $2,500 per opportunity
  • The average GPA for 2018-2019 scholarship recipients was greater than 3.7 (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Qualified students may earn more than one scholarship
  • More than $800,000 was awarded through 750 individual merit-based scholarships to 569 students during the 2018-2019 aid year

Please note Foundation Scholarships are separate from Admissions Scholarships, which are awarded at the discretion of the Office of Enrollment Management. Transfer and general students interested in these awards should view the Admissions, Scholarships & Aid webpage or contact for more information. Students can also apply for additional awards outside of Stockton University on the External Scholarships webpage.

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.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application(s) (login with university-issued username/password)
  • Submit a 250- to 500-word essay (based on application prompt); view rubric
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a Stockton professor or dean

Helpful Tips

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet these requirements to qualify:  

  • Complete 12 credits at Stockton University. First-year students (freshmen or transfer)
    without a Stockton GPA are not considered for Foundation Scholarships.
  • Earn/maintain 3.000 GPA
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Maintain the following enrollments:
    • Undergraduate students: 12 credits or more
    • Graduate students: 3 credits or more
    • Be registered for spring 2019 with plans to attend the 2019-2020 academic year

Dates & Deadlines

The 2019-2020 application closed March 18, 2019. No exceptions or extensions will be granted.
The 2020-2021 application will open January 2020. 

Award Notification

All students will receive notification of their award status no later than June 15, 2019 via their Stockton University email address. This includes both award letters for chosen recipients and decline notices for students not selected. Award notifications will not be mailed, sent to personal email accounts or disclosed over the phone. 

Helpful Resources

Contact Us

For questions or additional assistance, please contact or Kathleen Woods at 609-652-4528.