The Guardian Scholars Program supports current and former foster youth who are in college by providing access, maintaining a support network that promotes academic success, personal development, and connecting students with their potential to become successful and productive world citizens.


  • Former/current foster youth
  • and/or ward of the state
  • Orphan
  • Adopted
  • Homeless
  • Kinship Care
  • Guardianship Care

“GS has connected me with communities I would’ve never explored. Glad to call this program my safe space.” – Emerald, Business Major

Benefits & Services

  • School supplies
  • Develop a system of accountability around identifying and achieving goals
  • Provide a community of belonging and opportunities to build relationships with other students in the Guardian Scholars Program
  • Share scholarship opportunities
  • Emergency Grant (up to $500)
  • Priority registration
  • Participate in the Faculty & Staff Mentoring Program
  • Personal Care Pantry
  • Computer lab with free printing
  • Cultural activities
  • Peer mentoring
  • Laptop Loan
Group picture at a graduation celebration

Contact Guardian Scholars

(831) 582-5042


Student Services

Suite 120 First floor