The Stockton Scholars aims to triple the number of Stockton students who enter and complete higher education within the next ten years.
We pursue this goal by providing:
a) a guaranteed scholarship* for Stockton public school kids, and
b) targeted support through the college application process.
*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.
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: