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A home for education...

The CSUB Guardian Scholars Program supports former foster youth who are college bound by providing a support network that increases the access and academic retention rate and potential of students to become successful and productive world citizens.

• Assist in foster youth admissions to the university

• Provide comprehensive support that promotes academic and personal success

• Encourage active participation in university life

• Prepare students for graduation and beyond

• Provide experiences that enrich students educationally, culturally, and socially

In addition to applying to the Guardian Scholars Program, former foster youth should also apply to the Educational Opportunity Program.

Guardian Scholars Program

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How to Apply...

If you are a former foster youth, ward of the court or state, or abandoned/homeless youth who plans to attend CSUB, please click here for the Guardian Scholars Program application.

Guardian Scholars in the News!

The First Annual Foster Youth Awareness Walk was held on November 8, 2014.  Check out the 23News story here.  Check out the Bakersfield Californian story here.

The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF)

The Guardian Scholars Program at CSU Bakersfield is funded in part by a grant from the California Wellness Foundation (TCWF).  Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.  For more information, please visit TCWF's website at