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Welcome to Cal-SOAP

What is Cal-SOAP?

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) is a statewide program designed to increase the number of students attending college. The program serves students that are from low-income families, will be the first in their family to attend college, or are from areas or schools with low-eligibility or college-going rates. Cal-SOAP was established by the state legislature in 1978 and today operates projects in 16 locations throughout the state. Cal-SOAP is funded and administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).



The mission of the Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium is to provide academic support, advisement and access to information about postsecondary education and financial aid to students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • first in their family to attend college
  • come from a low socio-economic family
  • live in a geographic area with low college-going rates

Other 14 Cal-SOAP Programs in California

Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium 

The Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium was established in 2000 and serves approximately 2,200 students at schools in Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino Counties. We also help organize several college outreach events for all Kern County students. The partners comprising our consortium include the following:

  • High Schools

    Arvin High School Mira Monte High School
    Cuyama Valley High School Rosamond High School
    Foothill High School Shafter High School
    Frazier Mt. High School Taft Union High School
    Kern Valley High School Tehachapi High School
    Maricopa High School Trona High School

  • Elementary & Feeder Middle School Disticts

    Arvin Union School District Bakersfield City School District
    Buttonwillow Union School District Caliente Union School District
    Cuyama Joint Unified School District Delano Union School District
    Di Giorgio School District Edision School District
    El Tejon Unified School District Fairfax School District
    Kernville Union School District Lamont School District
    Maricopa Unified School District McFarland Unified School District
    South Fork Union School District South Kern Unified School District
    Taft City School District Tehachapi Unified School District
    Trona Joint Unified School District Wasco Union School District
  • Community Colleges
    Bakersfield College
    Cerro Coso College
    Taft College
  • Public Universities
    California State University, Bakersfield
    University of California, Merced
  • Private Universities
    University of La Verne, Kern County Campus
  • District Office
    Kern High School District
  • Other Agencies
    AVID, Region VIII
    Migrant Region V
    Early Assessment Program


San Joaquin Achievers Scholarship Network

Application Deadline:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Apply Now

Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP

Mail Stop: 46 MOD
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, Califonria 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-6157
Fax: (661) 654-6521
Office: Modular East II, Room 320