Leadership. Community. Empowerment.

The Community Involvement Program (CIP) is more than just a scholarship; it's a commitment to the future leaders. Designed exclusively for first-generation college students from the Stockton community, CIP invests in those who have shown a spark for sustainable leadership and a deep awareness of community. Its track record speaks for itself – an admirable 87% graduation rate for first-year students and a staggering 90% for transfer students. Since its establishment in 1969, the program has seen over 2,000 students graduate, a testament to its unwavering dedication to molding the changemakers of tomorrow.

Achievement & Growth

First-Gen Hub Access

Housing Grant Support


  • Substantial financial support (up to $40k per year) to attend Pacific.
  • Each cohort of CIP Scholars forms a learning community with a co-curricular experience emphasizing leadership development and community service.
  • Access to tutoring, peer mentoring, and academic enrichment, including opportunities to explore and enhance career success by networking and engaging with CIP alums.
Community Involvement Program graduate at University of the Pacific


  • 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  (first-year applicant)
  • Apply for admission and be admitted to University of the Pacific as a new incoming first-year undergraduate student for the fall semester from a Stockton high school or as a transfer student from San Joaquin Delta College.
  • Awarded a Pell Grant and a Cal Grant.
  • Demonstrate evidence of involvement and volunteerism in the community.
  • Committed to using your education to improve the Stockton community.


Become a CIP Scholar today!

  • File a FAFSA no later than Feb. 23
  • First-Year and Transfer applicant interviews will take place in March.
  • Accepted applicants (to CIP) will receive an Offer Letter via email in April.
  • Applicants must confirm their acceptance of the Offer Letter by May 1.
  • All new incoming CIP Scholars must attend a mandatory CIP Retreat in August.
CIP graduates at the University of the Pacific
CIP Program Requirements
  • Successfully complete 16 units per semester and remain in good academic standing with the University.
  • Attend all required CIP meetings, programs, and functions.
  • Active engagement in CIP, including signature programs: CIP CHASE Your Dreams, CIP Chasing Transfer Success, CIP Literacy Program, and CIP Level Up Program

Your tax-deductible contribution can be directed towards funding 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 scholars 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 scholars.   

Contact Information

Community Involvement Program (CIP)
University of the Pacific
McCaffrey Center, 1st Floor
3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211

Phone: 209.946.2436
Email: cip@wyad.net

Hours of Operation


8:30 a.m- 5 p.m.