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. 

Guardian Scholars Services

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Basic Needs Support
  • Career Development
  • Academic Coaching & Planning
  • Educational Support Resources
  • Community Connections
  • and more

Center for Scholars services

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

Support provided in collaboration

  • Priority course enrollment
  • Priority consideration for year round on-campus housing
  • Counseling and Psychological Services 
  • On- and off-campus foster youth resources

Scholarship Application

Open Now

The Guardian Scholars Scholarship application for Fall 2022 is now open. The GS Scholarship application is part of the Honors and Scholars Application. Scholarship will be active for Fall 2022

Deadline: Extended until further notice

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Support Services Application 

Open Year Round

The Guardian Scholars Support Services is open year round for applications. Current and prospective CSUF students can apply at any time. Click below for the Guardian Scholars Support Services Application.

No deadline to apply

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