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Guardian Scholars Program Application

Application materials must be submitted or postmarked on or before November 30th, to receive priority consideration. You may hand-deliver your completed application and support materials directly to the Guardian Scholars Office located in the Titan Bookstore, Commons 120, or you may mail your completed application to California State University, Fullerton; Guardian Scholars Program; P.O. Box 6828 C-120; Fullerton, CA 92834-6828. An official high school or community college transcript must be submitted with the Guardian Scholar application materials.

  • First Name __________ Middle Name __________ Last Name __________

  • Address ________________________________________________________

  • City __________ State __________ Zip __________

  • Phone __________ Cell or Message __________ Email __________

  • Age __________ Date of Birth __________

  • School currently attending(name, city, state) ___________________________

  • CSUF Admission application submitted: Filed paper format Filed electronically

  • Class level at time of planned enrollment: Incoming Freshman Transfer Student Other ________

  • Grade Point Average:___________

  • Current SAT score:_________ Date taken or to be taken:_________

  • Current ACT score:_________ Date taken or to be taken:_________

  • County of origin: Orange Los Angeles San Bernardino Riverside Other _______

  • Amount of contact with biological family: Regular contact Limited contact No contact

  • Plan for housing while attending Cal State Fullerton (check one): Dorms/on-campus Apartment/off-campus With friend or relative

  • Current source of financial support (mark all that apply): Foster family/group home Employment Other _____

  • Average hours worked per week last year (enter zero if unemployed): __________

  • Total earnings between January through December last year: __________

  • Current medical coverage (mark all that apply): Cal-Optima Medicare Private health insurance No insurance of any kind

  • How did you learn about this scholarship? ILP Foster family Relative Social worker Orangewood Foundation Other _____


  • Name __________ Relationship __________ Phone __________

  • Name __________ Relationship __________ Phone __________

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Essay Specifications


You should give thoughtful consideration to your essay. The response you provide will be carefully reviewed by the scholarship selection committee to determine which applicants are invited for a personal interview. Essays should be 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages with your name at the top of each page. Your personal description may include such information as your family situation, special interests, group memberships, honors and awards.

Essays should address the following:

  • A brief personal description

  • The obstacles you overcame in your pursuit of an education

  • Why you hope to attend Cal State Fullerton

  • Your educational goals at Cal State Fullerton

  • What you hope to do after college graduation


Application Checklist

The Guardian Scholars Program hopes to make the dream of attending college a reality.

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Our commitment to making a difference in your life is possible only if you submit the required applications and materials by the listed due dates. The last two items, the FAFSA and GPA Verification form, can be obtained at most high schools or community colleges. These materials must be filled out and returned to FAFSA prior to the deadline.

CSU Admission Application period (electronic only) 10/1-11/30
Request to Waive Admission Application Fee form 10/1-11/30
Guardian Scholars Application form 10/1-11/30

Copy of the Ward of the Court documentation or a CSU, Fullerton Dependency Override form

Personal Essay 11/30
Two letters of recommendation 11/30
Official high school and/or college transcripts ASAP
List of (5) five accomplishments 10-1 - 11/30
EOP Application 11/30
CSUF Housing - Online Application 11/30
Test scores: SAT, ACT
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CSUF Housing Application


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Deadline for Cal Grant 3/1


Application Form

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Sara Gamez, Director
Guardian Scholars Program
Phone: (657) 278-4900


800 State College Blvd. C120 Fullerton CA 92834
(657) 278 - 4900
Cal State Fullerton CSUF Office of Student Affairs

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