The Center for Scholars

The Center for Scholars serves a remarkable group of resilient and ambitious students that come from diverse backgrounds. From their first day on campus, they are encouraged to get involved and become integral and well-rounded leaders in the Titan community. Our Titans achieve their academic goals and develop the confidence and skills to become effective leaders, cohesive team members and inspiring role models.

We seek to instill a sense of citizenship and commitment in our students, inspiring them to reach out to those around them through service and mentorship. Beyond graduation, they grow to become leaders in their communities and truly inspire others in the same ways that they have been inspired. 

Learn more about the programs below by clicking here.  

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Abrego Future Scholars Program

A scholarship and support program for first-generation college students who are come from historically underrepresented backgrounds. 

Guardian Scholars Program

Helping foster youth reach their full academic and personal potential in college. To do this we provide support services and connections to resources.

My Future Pathways Scholars Program

A partnership providing scholarships and support services for selected transfer students from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

Nicholas Academic Scholars Program

A partnership providing support services for graduates of the Nicholas Academic Centers based in Santa Ana who attend CSUF.

President's Scholars Program

A merit-based student support program, setting high standards for students who expect to be challenged and contribute to their communities. 

Sun Scholars Program

A partnership providing support services for graduates of the Sun Scholars programs based in Orange County who attend CSUF.

Scholar Selection

Applications for Fall 2023 are open for these programs: 

  • Abrego Future Scholars
    • First Generation College Students
    • Fall 2023 new CSUF Applicants, who will be first-time freshmen or new transfer students
  • Guardian Scholars (Scholarship Funded)
    • Current and former foster youth
    • New students and current CSUF students are eligible to apply for this scholarship
  • President's Scholars
    • Fall 2023 new CSUF Applicants, who will be first-time freshmen

Applications close March 2, 2023.

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Guardian Scholars Application

A foster youth program which provides holistic support services & academic resources to for current and former foster youth at Cal State Fullerton. We seek to enhance student educational goals, degree completion, personal and professional development, and more.

Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their foster youth verification documentation or ward of court letter to us for verification via email,

Basic eligibility criteria:

  • Current or former foster youth who were in care on or after their 13th birthday
  • Under the age of 26
  • Current or prospective CSUF student

Application Open Year Round

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These Center for Scholars coordinated scholarship programs are part of the Honors and Scholars Application:

  • Abrego Future Scholars
  • Guardian Scholars
  • President's Scholars 

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How to Access the Application

  • Log in to the student portal -
  • After logging in search for scholarships in the search box on the right side.

Please note - You must have applied to CSUF in order to access the Student Portal and the Honors and Scholars Application. You do not need to be admitted prior to completing the application. 

Need help logging into your student portal so you can complete the Honors and Scholars Application?