Trojan Guardian Scholars

Trojan Guardian Scholars

The Trojan Guardian Scholar (TGS) program helps enable students who attend the University of Southern California to experience the campus to its fullest and to achieve their goals of academic excellence, self-sufficiency, and successful professional careers in their desired fields. On Campus Support & Service include:  assistance applying for financial aid; help identifying and maintaining scholarship; budget workshops and financial counseling; potential year-round on-campus housing; supplemental academic mentoring; registration and enrollment assistance; referrals to health and counseling services; internship, fellowship, and career counseling; peer mentoring and student programming; and cohort social events and holiday dinners. The Trojan Guardian Scholars program provides a variety of wrap-around support services for students attending USC. TGS as an organization does not provide direct scholarships; however, it does provide comprehensive support in navigating, obtaining, and maintaining various forms of financial support available to current and former foster youth. For further information, please contact

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South
Trojan Guardian Scholars (TGS)

All students who have experience in the foster care system, regardless of the length of their case or their current living situation. TGS also welcomes students who at any point have been wards of the court, emancipated minors, homeless, or in kinship care.

How Best To Access

You must first apply directly to USC and be admitted as a first-year or transfer student. TGS is primarily a support program for students who are admitted to and choose to attend USC; it is not a pre-college or direct admission program. Once students have applied, TGS members are identified through their financial aid application and do not go through an extra application process.

Services Contact

Jasmin Torres l 323.821.2549 l