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.
The Bruin Guardian Scholars Program is dedicated to providing current and former foster youth with resources to help support students throughout their academic endeavors. BGS has numerous partners and liaisons to help make your time at UCLA as stress-free as possible. We offer resources that span from campus resources, where we can get you in contact with liaisons that can help you with academic, financial, or even mental wellness; to community resources, where we get you in contact with individuals who can help you with transitional housing, and other basic needs.
The Academic Advancement Program (AAP), a multiracial program, represents the best of what United States society aspires to: access, equity, opportunity, and excellence. AAP encourages and promotes academic achievement and excellence by providing students with: peer learning (tutoring); academic programs; academic, personal, and career counseling; graduate and professional school mentoring; scholarships; research opportunities and stipends; opportunities to participate in innovative science programs; and a computer lab.
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.
The mission of EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) is to assist eligible Santa Monica college students who have historically experienced economic and educational challenges. To increase access, retention and goal completion, EOPS provides the following services: academic, career, personal and transfer counseling; priority registration; supplemental textbook assistance; educational, transfer and career development workshops; one-on-one tutoring; educational and cultural activities; application fee waivers to four-year institutions; and much more!
STARS at Pasadena City College is a comprehensive program designed to assist former foster youth to successfully transition from care to college. Our goal is to support and empower youth in achieving academic success, and a measure of self-sufficiency. Services provided/academic support includes: 1. One-on-one financial aid assistance including help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Chafee Grant applications; 2. Assistance for incoming students with the PCC application process; 3.
The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) exists to provide support for youth who are or have been part of the California foster care system and who are enrolled for studies at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC). We exist to offer support and assistance in a number of very useful and reassuring ways. We have our own designated place on campus where these youth can just hang out together and share common experiences. We offer mentoring and counseling, for both academics and careers.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a college success, counseling support program for low income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOPS students receive assistance and support with their college education. Special attention is given to identify, plan, develop and achieve the academic, career and personal goals of our students. The EOPS Counseling Faculty assists students with various issues relating to their academic, career and personal development.
EOPS's primary goal is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students’ handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS Services include: priority registration; academic and personal counseling; peer advisement; tutoring; transfer assistance; partial book vouchers; and book grants.