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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 foster youth/ Non-Minor Dependents
  • and/or ward of the court
  • Orphan
  • Adopted
  • Legal Guardianship
  • Unaccompanied homeless

“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

We want your feedback

We are always looking for ways to improve our services and if you have any comments please let us know by completing our feedback form.

Guardian Scholars

(831) 582-5042