SDSU Guardian Scholars Program


The SDSU Guardian Scholars (GS) Program is committed to supporting students who identify as emancipated foster youth, former dependents and wards of the court, unaccompanied homeless youth or under legal guardianship by providing a comprehensive, holistic support program to help them achieve the goal of a college degree.


SDSU Guadian Scholars Graduates



Step 1: Complete the SDSU Undergraduate Admissions Application at

    *Fill out Personal Information section completely including:
      Application Information section : must be completed if identify as Former Foster Youth, Ward of the Court, Unaccompanied Homeless.
      Parent/Guardian Information section: must be complete if identify as Guardianship (please list legal guardian as “Guardian”)
    * Application Period: October 1 - November 30

Step 2: Apply to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

    *Reply “YES” to “Do you wish to apply to the Educational Opportunity Program?"

    * Complete additional EOP questions including:

      If applicable: Are you independent of parental support?
    * Application Period: October 1 - November 30

*Once completed, the SDSU GS Program will send the GS Program Prospective Student Application via email

Step 3: Submit the GS Prospective Student Application by January 15


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For more information on eligibility, scholarship opportunities, how to apply to be an SDSU Guardian Scholar and any other issues related to the program, contact:

Bryan Spencer,M.A.
Assistant Director

Simone Hidds-Narcisse, M.A.
Program Coordintaor




Main Phone

(619) 594-6298


Fax Number

(619) 594-4299

Office Location & Hours

San Diego State University, Student Services East 2109
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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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Guardian Scholar Group Photo



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