The Guardian Scholars

Cal State Fullerton's Guardian Scholars Program is committed to supporting current and former foster youth exiting the foster care system. We provide a comprehensive program that contributes to the quality and depth of the student's university experience. We serve as a resource for young adults by assisting in their development and equipping them with the educational and interpersonal skills necessary to become self-supporting, community leaders, role models, and competent professionals in their selected fields. Our support services include the following three areas:

 

ACADEMIC

  • Educational advising
  • Class-level seminars
  • Priority course enrollment
  • Retention services
  • Graduation assistance
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Peer mentoring
  • On- and off-campus foster youth resources

PROFESSIONAL

  • Career and graduate school advising
  • Employment and internship opportunities
  • Leadership conferences
  • Faculty mentoring program
  • Computer lab, free printing, and laptop lending program

LIFELONG LEARNING

  • Life coaching
  • Yearly retreats
  • Summer Experience for incoming students
  • Priority consideration for housing, free housing during breaks
  • Social events and field trips
  • Counseling and Psychological services