After High School

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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South
Trojan Guardian Scholars (TGS)
90089

Financial Aid

USC administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the United States, with a long tradition of meeting the USC-determined financial need of applicants who meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines. Two-thirds of USC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, including merit scholarships, need-based grants, Federal Work-Study and loans.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South
John Hubbard Hall, Lobby
90089

Admissions

First-year admission to USC is highly competitive, and the admission process takes into consideration a variety of factors.The following link can help answer many of the questions you may have: http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/applynow.html

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South
USC Office of Admission Undergraduate University Park Campus
90089

Admissions

Being accepted to UCLA is more than a badge of honor. It's a responsibility. As a student, you will be charged with impacting the world from the moment you step on campus. You will be given every resource and opportunity that comes with the second-highest ranked public university in the nation.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 5: West
UCLA Undergraduate Admission 1147 Murphy Hall, Box 951436
90095

Academic Advancement Program

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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 5: West
1230 Campbell Hall
90095

College Sponsorship

College Sponsorship provides financial assistance for foster youth to attend four year colleges/universities without the fear of an overwhelming financial burden and offers support services and personalized attention to recipients, with the goal of increasing college graduation rates for foster youth. Program services include: 

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1955, Los Angeles, CA
90017

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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 5: West
Student Services Building
90405
Room:
104

Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help all students achieve their educational objectives through the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid programs. The Financial Aid Office is also committed to providing SMC students access to an education that can enrich their lives and empower them in the global community of tomorrow. 

Service Planning Area:
SPA 5: West
Financial Aid office
90405

EOP&S

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! 

Service Planning Area:
SPA 5: West
Student Services Building
90405
Room:
104