OUR Mission

Stockton Scholars aims to dramatically increase the number of Stockton students who enter and complete higher education within the next ten years.

We pursue this vision through:
– a place-based, guaranteed scholarship* for Stockton public school kids starting with the class of 2019
– targeted support through the college application process, and
– hosting events and campaigns that build a city-wide college-going culture, including Stockton Scholars Signing Day.

*Please note the minimum eligibility requirements on the scholarship page.

For the Class of 2019, students throughout Stockton Unified are eligible for the Stockton Scholars grant for 4-year, 2-year, and trade schools. Students from any public Stockton school who attain admission to a University of California (UC) or Top 10 Private University within the State of California are eligible for the Shriram Scholars.

English Scholarship Application

Spanish Scholarship Application

Why Launch the Stockton Scholars?

Higher education has for decades served as a gateway to the middle class and a key part of the path to the American Dream. College graduates, on average, earn 56% more than high school graduates, face lower risks of unemployment, and are more likely to contribute to retirement plans, own homes, and be married.

For Stockton to grow as a community, every child deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education. We know that there are still too many barriers for our kids to make the jump from K-12 to college and career training.
Based on historical data, for every ten students who start in Stockton Unified schools:


Enter high school from 8th grade


Graduate from HS on time


Graduate college (A-G) ready


Finishes higher education on time
Stockton Scholars


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