Starr King Institutional Tuition Scholarships Awards (ITSAs)

Students must complete the following:

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the federal processor online at Please note the following:

  • If applicable, use 2022 information if you have not yet filed a federal income tax return and then update the information once you complete your taxes or use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) of the FAFSA, if eligible.
  • The SKSM federal school code is G04080

For Domestic Student Financial Aid please contact or call 510-859-4611 for more information.
Complete the scholarship application.

  • Application will be opened once student has fully applied and been accepted to SKSM.
  • Populi accepts only one application per registered user and requires that you be logged into your student account to apply. 

Scholarship award letters will be emailed to your student email account ( following the deadline and the award of scholarships via AdobeSign. Award letters will automatically be forwarded to Owais Qureshi. 
Please send a ‘thank you’ card or note addressed to the named scholarship to Vice President of Advancement, Jessica Cloud ( or to:

Starr King School for the Ministry
C/O Jessica Cloud
414 13th St, Seventh Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

The table below shows the expected timelines for the Starr King ITSAs for the 2024-25 and 2025-2026 academic years.

The 1st Review deadline for the 2024-25 academic year will be May 1, 2023. The purpose of the 2nd review is to award any relinquished funds and additional contributions received after the 1st Review. Additionally, any remaining funds may be re-awarded to students with financial need in the Spring. Please watch your student email for further details in January. 

***Please note that scholarships received in the Fall will be divided in half between your Fall and Spring semesters. However, incoming students that apply in the Spring will be awarded for the Spring semester only. You may and are encouraged to reapply again each year.

Returning students are to apply for scholarships in the Spring for the following academic year. 

Description 2024-2025 2025-2026
Scholarship Application Opens for Returning Students March 1, 2024 February 15, 2025
Institutional Aid Returning Student Application Deadline April 8, 2024 April 1, 2025
Institutional Aid Incoming Student Application Deadline April 1, 2024 April 1, 2025
Letters out to students May 1-31, 2023 May 1-31, 2025