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San Joaquin Achievers Scholarship Network

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) is designed to enable more young Americans to succeed in middle and secondary school, to study hard, and to take the right courses to become college eligible and competitive for admission to colleges and universities. Through the collaborative efforts of the California Student Aid Commission, California State University Bakersfield, College Access Foundation of California, and the Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium, the challenge of helping more underserved students to become academically and financially prepared to enroll and succeed in college continue to improve. It is for the Cal-SOAP students that the San Joaquin Achievers Scholarship Network was established.

Students will be awarded scholarships ranging from $500-$5,000 to attend a four-year college or university, or to attend a community college with the intention of transferring and completing a bachelor’s degree. Scholarships may not be used to attend proprietary schools (including trade or vocational schools). Recipients may use funds to cover education-related costs, including tuition, institutional fees, and supplies. In order to receive funds, a recipient must submit evidence of fulltime enrollment at an accredited educational institution, and agree to provide data necessary to study scholarship effectiveness.

We currently support students attending the following colleges:

Community Colleges
Bakersfield College Fresno City College
Taft College
California State Universities
California State University, Bakersfield California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Monterey Bay California State University, San Marcos
California State University, Humbolt San Diego State University
California State University, San Francisco San Jose State University
California State Polytechnic Universities
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Universities of California
University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
Private Universities
Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University
Pacific Union College University of La Verne
University of Pennsylvania University of San Diego
University of Southern California Whitter College


Congratulations on a job well done. Keep up the good work and remember to let us know should any changes occur.

Thanks and Good Luck,
Cal-SOAP Team