The Community Involvement Program (CIP) is a comprehensive need-based scholarship and retention program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community who have demonstrated the potential for sustainable leadership, community awareness, and involvement. The program serves the educational needs of low-income students by providing access to college along with a wide range of support to the CIP Scholars as they pursue higher education.

It was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus. More than 1,000 students have graduated from the program since its inception.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • First-generation college student (Neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in the U.S.)
  • Stockton resident for at least the past 3 years.
  • Apply for admission as a new incoming undergraduate student to University of the Pacific, for the Fall semester.
  • Awarded a Cal Grant  A or B and a Pell Grant at Pacific - Click HERE for more information.
  • Have evidence of involvement and volunteerism in the community.
  • Committed to using your education to improve the Stockton community.
  • GPA is at least a 3.0.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • First-generation college student (Neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in the U.S.)
  • Apply for admission to University of the Pacific as a new transfer student from San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) for the Fall semester and satisfy the following additional requirements:
    • Be awarded a full Cal Grant  A or B and Pell Grant at Pacific.
    • Fulfillment of Pacific's Fundamental Skills requirement
    • Sufficient progress towards completing pre-requisite courses towards the  intended major at Pacific
    • Complete at least 60 transferable units (at least 36 from Delta College) to Pacific by the end of the Spring semester
    • Residency requirements are waived for SJDC transfer students.
  • Have evidence of involvement and volunteerism in the community.
  • Committed to using your education to improve the Stockton community
  • Fulfillment of Pacific's Fundamental Skills requirement

The application portal opens on November 1st and closes on January 15th. If you are unable to submit your application during this time, please email cip@pacific.edu

The CIP review process examines the applicant's community awareness and involvement as well as the potential for civic engagement.  This process places substantial emphasis on these aspects of the applicant's background, which should be clearly reflected in the personal statement and letters of recommendation.  Applicants who successfully complete Phase 1 of the application process will be notified and invited to participate in Phase 3, which includes an on-campus interview.

All accepted students must attend a mandatory CIP retreat during the first week of August.

Your tax-deductible contribution can be directed towards funding student scholarships or towards general programmatic support. We invite you to invest in one of the following giving opportunities:

Community Involvement Program Scholarship Fund:

  • Gifts to the CIP Scholarship Fund are utilized to provide CIP participants with gap funding for tuition, books, living expenses, and other costs that may not be fully covered by their CIP Scholarships.
  • All gifts to this fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the Powell Match Program, effectively doubling your impact.   

Community Involvement Program General Fund:

  • The General Fund allows the Community Involvement Program to direct your gift towards the area of greatest need. It might be supplies, additional funding for community-outreach projects, or extra resources for CIP participants.   

Contact Information

Community Involvement Program (CIP)

University of the Pacific, Center for Student Success

McCaffrey Center 1st Floor

3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Phone: 209.946.2436

Email: cip@pacific.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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