Guardian Scholars Program
About Guardian Scholars
Guardian Scholars is a program for students who are or have ever been in foster care.
The Cabrillo College Guardian Scholars Program is a space on campus for highly motivated students who want to earn a degree, certificate, or prepare to transfer and are currently or have been in foster care at any point in their life. We are here to help students achieve their education goals and connect them with resources.
Services we offer:
Arts and Crafts
Weekly academic counseling
Connections to other campus services and programs
Connections to community resources
Scholarships for qualified students when budget allows
Steps to join the program
To be part of the Guardian Scholars Program you must be enrolled in 6 or more units for Fall or Spring.
Documentation records are maintained at the county you were in foster care. You can call that county's office of child welfare department.
If you were in Foster Care in California you can contact The Ombudsman's Office : Call: 877-846-1602 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org California Ombudsperson for Foster Care . This has been the fastest way students have gotten their documentation.
Please plan ahead as it can sometimes take several weeks for processing your request. If you need assistance, our office can guide you to the starting contact. If you have it you can email it to Carrie Shevchenko email@example.com
During orientation students will complete the application, sign a student agreement, learn about program resources, and what is required to remain in the program.