Cabrillo College

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:

  • Computer Lab

  • Free Printing

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Weekly academic counseling

  • Connections to other campus services and programs

  • Connections to community resources

  • Scholarships for qualified students when budget allows

Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator
Program Specialist, Guardian Scholars
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Prospective Guardian Scholars
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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: 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

If you've completed the above steps you're ready to schedule your orientation with Carrie. Please note you will need WiFi/data access and it works best on a computer. Schedule by emailing Carrie directly or email

During orientation students will complete the application, sign a student agreement, learn about program resources, and what is required to remain in the program.


We are located below the Library in room 1006

Room 1006 6500 Soquel Ave Aptos, CA 95003
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Guardian Scholars
Meet the Guardian Scholars Support Staff
Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator
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Program Specialist, Guardian Scholars
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Financial Aid Advisor
(831) 477-5614
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Adjunct Counselor
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