Scholarship applications closed on March 2nd, 2019 and will reopen for the coming year in Fall 2019.

Stockton Scholars provides graduating seniors with the tools, resources, and financial support needed to enter and complete higher education. We offer $1,000 per year to 4-year students and $500 per year to 2-year/trade students. Transfer pathways are highly encouraged!

Stockton Scholars grant is only available to students graduating from a Stockton Unified high school. However, if you live in Stockton and are a Lincoln, Lodi, or Manteca Unified student you might qualify for the Shriram Scholars. Learn more here.


To qualify for the Stockton Scholars grant, students must:

  • Have attended an eligible Stockton Unified high school for four years and be on track to graduate by the end of their senior year
  • Have a 2.0 unweighted overall high school GPA
  • Complete the FAFSA or DREAM ACT application by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline and apply for two additional grants or scholarships
  • Plan to pursue a degree and enroll full-time at a non-profit college, university, or regionally accredited trade school in the state of California
  • Submit the application by the March deadline during their senior year

Students who do not meet these criteria but who have experienced extenuating circumstances during high school, or who enroll at an institution of higher education outside of California, may submit an appeal form. For more details on Career & Technical Education programs, please click here. Appeal forms are submitted at the end of the scholarship application.

Scholarship applications closed on March 2nd, 2019. All applications were reviewed by our staff, confirmed against any applicable data from our K-12 partners, and approved by our Advisory & Impact Team. Students received notice of their eligibility for this scholarship via email on April 8th, 2019. If you have any questions, please email with your full name and high school.

Eligible Schools

Stockton Scholars partners with schools, teachers, and counselors across Stockton to build a college-going culture in our city.

Please note: all public Stockton Unified schools are eligible for the Stockton Scholars grant.

The following is a partial list of Stockton Scholars eligible schools (we will add logos as we track them down!). If you graduate from one of these schools in 2019 or later, you may be eligible for a Stockton Scholars grant.

Comprehensive Stockton USD High Schools
– Franklin
– Stagg
– Chavez
– Edison

Specialty & Alternative Stockton USD High Schools
– Health Careers Academy
– Jane Frederick
– Pacific Law Academy
– Merlo Institute
– Stockton Early College Academy (SECA)
– Stockton High School
– Stockton School for Adults
– Weber Academy
– Walton Special Center

Independent Public Schools Chartered by Stockton USD
– Aspire Langston Hughes Academy
– Stockton Collegiate International School

In addition to the schools above, the following is a list of schools eligible for the Shriram Scholars. Please note: all public high schools within the Stockton City limits or that enroll a majority of Stockton students are eligible for the Shriram Scholars grant. This includes any Stockton Schools in Lincoln, Lodi, Manteca Unified, and through the County Office of Education.

– ABLE Charter School
– Aspire Ben. Holt Academy
– Bear Creek
– Lincoln
– McNair
– Middle College High School
– New Vision
– Plaza Robles
– Sture Larsson
– Venture Academy
– Weston Ranch

Please note that Stockton Unified students are also eligible for the Shriram Scholars. Registrants to Stockton Scholars will automatically be registered for Shriram Scholars.