Guardian Scholars

How to Apply

1. Apply to CSUMB via Cal State Apply.

We encourage all prospective students to apply to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), as most students qualify for both program.

2. Gather documents: eligibility verification AND letter of recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be from counselors, teachers, Social Worker, coaches etc. No letters from family members or friends will be accepted. This letter should be an overview of your success, any challenges you have overcome, and why you would benefit from being in the Guardian Scholars Program.

3. Apply

4. Complete interview

CSU Planning Guide for Foster Youth

California State University Educational Planning Guide for Foster Youth

Students who've experienced life in a foster home or group home often need extra support and resources to ensure they succeed in college. Here you'll learn about the many ways your CSU campus can help you thrive from the day you start your academic career until you earn your degree. ​