SDSU Guardian Scholars (GS) Program is a holistic support program committed to serving students who identify as current or former foster youth, wards of the court, under legal guardianship or unaccompanied homeless youth by supporting their transition to, through and beyond SDSU.
The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs (EOP) oversees the program and serves as the main resource for Guardian Scholars. EOP offers on-going services such as tutoring, mentoring, summer transitional programs, and intensive personal and academic counseling. In addition, GS offers scholarships, year-round housing award for on or off campus living, priority registration, wellness coaching, a dedicated resource area, and a team of friendly staff to offer support and connection to on campus and local resources.
Step 1: Complete the SDSU Undergraduate Admissions Application at calstate.edu/apply
Step 2: Apply to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
* Complete additional EOP questions including:
Step 3: Submit the GS Prospective Student Application by January 15 (of each year)
View our GS Housing Award Program for Prospective Landlords here.
For more information on eligibility, SDSU Guardian Scholars, application process or resources and services provided to Guardian Scholars, contact:
Bryan Spencer, M.A.
Simone Hidds-Narcisse, M.A.
EOP Front Desk
GS Admissions Email
Office Location & Hours
San Diego State University, Student Services East 2109
Permanent Mailing Adress
The Office of Education Opportunity Programs & Ethnic Affairs
Attn: SDSU Guardian Scholars Program
Student Services East 2109
500 Campanile San Diego, CA 92182-8222
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“It is not enough to teach our young people to be successful...so they can realize their ambitions, so they can earn good livings, so they can accumulate the material things that this society bestows. Those are worthwhile goals. But it is not enough to progress as individuals while our friends and neighbors are left behind.” —Cesar Chavez—