OUR Mission

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.

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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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