Guardian Scholars Program

Guardian Scholars Program

The Guardian Scholars Program supports the academic and personal goals of current and former foster youth attending Santa Monica College. Our goal is to support, connect and increase academic awareness and achievement as students embark on their journey within higher education. Program support/ benefits include: academic, career and transfer counseling, priority enrollment, assistance with financial aid & CHAFEE, tutoring, community-based referrals and resources, Independent and Living Program (ILP) referrals, meal assistance, mental health referrals, network building, student success workshops, and transportation assistance. 

Service Planning Area:
SPA 5: West
Student Services Building

A student is eligible for Guardian Scholars if he/she meets the following criteria: current of former foster youth, currently enrolled in at least 9 units, between the ages of 17-24

How Best To Access

If you are interested in participating in the Guardian Scholars Program, you can pick up an application in the EOPS office, Room 104 of the Student Services complex. Or click here: