Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Center for Scholars will be closed until the end of the semester. Center staff is working remotely to provide support for scholars. We are sending regular emails to scholars sharing updates on our programming plans for the remander of the semester. 

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Professional staff are also available by email, please visit the Our Team page for contact info. Please direct general inquiries to our department email scholars@fullerton.edu.

Scholar Resources & Support Info for information on how we are helping students and useful resources.


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.  

The Abrego Future Scholars Program

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

the Guardian Scholars Program

Helping foster youth reach their full academic and personal potential in college through support service and connections to resources.

The Nicholas Academic Scholars Program

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

The 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. 

The Simon Scholars Program

A partnership providing support services for graduates of the Simon Scholars programs based in Orange County during their first year at CSUF.

The Sun Scholars Program

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

Fall 2021 Applications Open

The Fall 2021 Applications are now open for Abrego Future Scholars, Guardian Scholars, and President's Scholars.

Our programs provide support services and resources for students.

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


Deadline : The Center for Scholars Scholarship Applications all close March 2nd.

Click here for more details about the Center for Scholars programs and detailed eligibility.

Basic Eligibility

Basic Eligibility

Abrego Future Scholars Program

  • Be a first-generation college student 

President’s Scholars Program

  • Demonstrate significant service or leadership contributions to school or community
  • High academic performance

Guardian Scholars Program

  • Have been in the foster care system on or after their 13th birthday & under the age of 26

CSUF Honors & Scholars Programs Joint Application

The CSUF Honors & Scholars Programs Joint Application is now open for Fall 2021. There are four different programs which use this application. These programs provide support services such as: advising, community, scholarships, and much more. 

Apply via your CSUF Student PortalOpens in new window


Need help logging in? Click herePDF File Opens in new window for our application guide or click the need help link below the logins. 

Programs using the CSUF Honors & Scholars Programs Joint Application 

 * these programs are part of the Center for Scholars. 
Note: this application is for new incoming CSUF students and current students seeking to join these programs should contact them directly.

Guardian Scholars Application

Support & resources for foster youth attending CSUF -  Learn More

Support Services ApplicationOpens in new window

  • You can apply any time for support services. 

Scholarship Program ApplicationOpens in new window

  • Fall 2021 application is open now and closes March 2nd.