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.
HOW TO BECOME A SDSU GUARDIAN SCHOLAR:
Step 1: Complete the SDSU Undergraduate Admissions Application at calstate.edu/apply
- *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”)
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:
Simone Hidds-Narcisse, M.A.
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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