Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications are now live!
If you are a high school senior graduating in 2019, please apply here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students attending a 4-year college/university will be awarded $1,000 a year, for four years. Students attending a 2-year college or regionally accredited trade school will be awarded $500 a year, for two years. Transfer pathways are highly encouraged!
To be eligible for the Stockton Scholars, you must:
  • Have attended an eligible Stockton Unified high school for four years and be on track to graduate by the end of your senior year
  • Have a 2.0 unweighted overall high school GPA
  • Complete the FAFSA or DREAM ACT application by the March 2nd Cal Grant deadline and apply for two additional grants or scholarships
  • Plan to pursue a degree and enroll full-time at an accredited, not-for-profit college, university, or trade school
The following is a list of eligible high schools: Aspire Langston Hughes Academy, Cesar Chavez High School, Edison High School, Franklin High School Health Careers Academy, Jane Frederick High School, Merlo Institute of Environmental Studies, Pacific Law Academy, Stagg High School, Stockton Collegiate International Secondary School, Stockton Early College Academy, Stockton High School, Walton Special Center, and Weber Institute.
The Stockton Scholars is currently available only for students graduating from Stockton Unified. If you live in Stockton and attend any of the following high schools, however, you might be eligible for the Shriram Scholars: ABLE Charter School, Aspire Benjamin Holt Academy, Bear Creek High School, Lincoln High School, McNair High School, Middle College High School, New Vision High School, Plaza Robles High School, Sture Larsson High School, Venture Academy, or Weston Ranch High School.
Physical residency within the City of Stockton is not a requirement. As long as you have attended a Stockton Unified high school for four years and satisfy the other eligibility criteria, you will receive the Stockton Scholars grant.
Yes, being an American citizen is not a requirement for the Stockton Scholars grant. Undocumented students must submit the California Dream Act by March 2nd, 2019 to qualify.
Yes. Students who have experienced extenuating circumstances during high school and who need to further clarify their residency will be able to file an appeal waiver. Waivers will be processed and approved based on individual circumstance.
You may take up to one academic year off before starting college/trade school and still receive the Stockton Scholars grant.
Students joining the military will receive an automatic waiver and will be eligible to receive the grant once they enroll in college. Students who are joining the military are still required to submit the application by the March 2nd deadline and should contact the info@stocktonscholars.org team as soon as possible.
You can use the Stockton Scholars grant at any accredited, not for profit 2-year or 4-year college/university or trade school. You may not use the grant at a for profit university.
You should apply for the Stockton Scholars grant your senior year of high school. Our application opens in November and closes in March.
Applications are due 11:59pm PST on March 2, 2019.
Instructions on how to download your SAR as a pdf
FAFSA: Must be downloaded as one pdf file from the FAFSA website (fafsa.ed.gov)
Which type of web browser are you using? (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox) You can access your SAR as a PDF by following these steps:
In Internet Explorer:
- Log into your FAFSA
- Click “View or Print Student Aid Report” for your 2018-19 FAFSA
- Click “View Student Aid Report (PDF)”
The browser may block the pop-up. If this happens, select “allow once” from the bottom of the browser screen
- Drag the mouse to the bottom of the screen until a menu appears; select “Save a Copy,” the left-most button
- Click save and it should save your whole Student Aid Report as one pdf file

In Mozilla Firefox:
- Log into your FAFSA
- Click “View or Print Student Aid Report” for your 2018-19 FAFSA
- Click “View Student Aid Report (PDF)”
- Click the “Download” button in the right hand corner
- Select “Save File” and it should save your whole Student Aid Report as one pdf file
In Google Chrome:
- Log into your FAFSA
- Click “View or Print Student Aid Report” for your 2018-19 FAFSA
- Click “View as a pdf”
- Go to File > Print
- Change the printer to “Save as a pdf”
- Click save and it should save your whole Student Aid Report as one pdf file

California Dream Act
- Log into your California Dream Act Application account
- Click “View Processed Information,” enter your 4-digit federal PIN number, and then click “Next.”
- A window will pop up showing your SAR as a PDF. Follow the above instructions that correspond with the web browser you are using to save the document.
You will be notified in May if you have received the Stockton Scholars grant.
For general questions, please contact our team at info@stocktonscholars.org. For questions related to the scholarship application - or to troubleshoot any issues - please contact us at help@stocktonscholars.org.