Become a Scholar

By becoming a Guardian Scholar at Cal State Fullerton, former foster youth get the opportunity to take part in program events and activities, commit to academic success, and develop supportive relationships with faculty, staff, and other students. There are over 80 current Guardian Scholars at CSUF and they are each on their unique path to academic, personal, and professional success.

In addition, Guardian Scholars are supported by caring and understanding staff members who empower and encourage them to never give up. Obtaining a college degree can be challenging, but with a proper support system in place, the sky is the limit for our students.


GS at 2018 ReceptionEach year students are invited to apply to the Guardian Scholars Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarship funding ino order to provide additional support beyond student financial aid award offers to ensure that students have the resources to acheieve their education, personal, and profession goals. Guardian Scholars receiving the scholarship make significant contributions to CSUF and their communities via community service and leadership.

The application opens each fall semester for the following academic year. 

Support services for Former Foster Youth

Former Foster Youth may be eligable for support services. Current and prospective CSUF students can apply throughout the year for  the Guardian Scholars Support Services. Click below to apply now.

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