The Center for Scholars staff have returned to campus and the Center is open as of August 2, 2021. We ask that before coming to the Center you review the current CSUF COVID-19 protocol at 

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Please visit the Our Team page for contact info. Please direct general inquiries to our department email

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.  


2021 Senior Celebrations

In May 2021, we hosted scholar senior celebrations for the 98 scholars graduating this year. Below are the links to the recordings for each of the celebrations.

Congratulations to all the graduating Scholars!

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. To do this we provide support services and connections to resources.

The Nicholas Academic Scholars Program

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

Scholar Selection

Scholar Selection for Fall 2021 is now closed.

If you have any questions you can contact us via email at 

Applications will open for Fall 2022 incoming students in November 2021. Please check back for more information.

Guardian Scholars Application

Support & resources for foster youth attending CSUF -  Learn More

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  • Current & former foster youth can apply any time for support services.