Stockton scholars program benefits from corporate donation

May 30, 2018 by  

Students in the Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) recently received some assistance with regard to higher education through a five-year, $500,000 grant to the Stockton Scholars program by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Starting with next year’s class, those students in the district who apply to the program, attend a four-year college, and graduate and will receive $1,000 a year, adding up to a total of $4,000. Those who attend a trade school or community college will receive $500 a year, for a total of $1,000. There will also be given out 20 one-time $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors this year.

The California Community Foundation, based in Los Angeles, helped to launch the Stockton Scholars program in January with a donation of $20m. The first major donor to the program is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, said that these funds help to lessen the anxiety and stress for students about college, and show that the community truly believes in them.

Dan Wright, Acting Superintendent for SUSD, said that the Stockton Scholars program will enable many kids to attend college who may not have had the opportunity otherwise.

Banner printing companies can be hired to create displays in schools and throughout the community so that people can learn more about such scholarships and the benefits they provide for students.

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