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Division of Student Affairs

Guardian Scholars



Approximately 4,000 youth emancipate from the foster care system in California each year and less than 3% of the youth earn a college degree. The Guardian Scholars Program at Sacramento State is designed to help support former foster youth continue to strive and increase the number of college graduates. We offer support, encouragement and give the students a sense of belonging. When you become a part of the Guardian Scholars Program, you will have access to academic advising, career advising, professional mentoring, *priority registration, emergency funding, internship opportunities and community building. By being a part of the guardian scholars means more than just resources, you're part of a family, through college and beyond.

Photo: Dale Carlsen, Founder and CEO of the Ticket to Dream Foundation and the
Founder and President of the Sleep Train, Inc. pictured with a few of our Guardian
Scholar Students at the Donor Dinner on November 8, 2016.



  • Events

    • GSP Orientation
    • September Social
    • October Social
    • November Social
    • December Social
    • Graduation Celebration


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  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)

    • 1-unit Credit/No Credit (no homework) Guardian Scholars SI courses discussing topics tailored to the group of students.
    • Academic, Career, and life tips, hacks and customized advice designed to ensure academic success and career preparedness.
    • Led by Guardian Scholars upper classmen
    • Most importantly, build community and develop lifelong friendships!
  • Services

    • Priority Registration (up to age 25)
    • Academic Advising
    • Career and personal counseling
    • Assistance with any academic or Sac State related questions
    • A safe space to go with any problems (personal or academic) where you can find nonjudgmental people who will listen and do what they can to help you.

Guardian Scholars

Contact Us
Lassen Hall 2104
Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Alex Hill
(916) 278-2116

Susan Kischmischian
(916) 278-6184

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