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 services provide holistic guidance and support for student's Academic Goals, Professional Development, and Lifelong Learning. 

Our Services

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Graduation assistance
  • Peer mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Yearly retreats
  • Social events
  • and more

Center for Scholars services

  • Monthly meetings
  • Study spaces & supplies
  • Skill development workshops
  • Summer experiences for incoming students
  • Personalized academic advising & coayhcing
  • Retention services
  • Computer lab
  • Free printing

Support provided in collaboration

  • Priority course enrollment
  • Priority consideration for on campus housing
  • Counseling and Psychological Services 
  • On- and off-campus foster youth resources
  • Career and skill development opportunities
  • Employment and internship opportunities
  • Leadership conferences

Scholarship Application - Fall 2021 Now open

The Guardian Scholars Scholarship application for Fall 2021 is open and closes on March 2, 2021.

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Support Services Application - OPen year round

The Guardian Scholars Support Services is open year round for applications. Current and new CSUF students can apply at any time. Click below for the Guardian Scholars Program application for support services.

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