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:



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


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


  • 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







Guardian Scholars at 2018 Reception, May 2018

The Guardian Scholars Application for Fall 2019 is now open for current High School Seniors, incoming Transfer Students, and current CSUF Students to apply. The application closes March 2, 2019. Click below for information about the application!

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