Student Testimonials

Shatesha Morris | Graduate, Class of 2018 | Major: Social Work
"The Guardian Scholars Program has been a family away from home for me. Needless to say, I am extremely fortunate to be surrounded by peers and mentors who genuinely want to see me succeed. Through the Guardian Scholars program, I received a mentor, Julie Carroll, who has been nothing but supportive throughout my college journey. She has become one of my biggest supporters and someone that I truly admire. I do not know what I’d do without her! Had it not been for the Guardian Scholars Program, I may have never been given the opportunity to have her in my life as my mentor. The Guardian Scholars program has been able to provide me with an amazing mentor, along with scholarships, academic advice, holiday gatherings, and much more throughout my duration at Sacramento State. I am honored to be a member of such an amazing program. Thank you GS!"
Regina J. Montoya | Graduate, Class of 2018 | Major: Social Work
"The Guardian Scholars Program helps turn a student's dream for success into a reality. It's more than giving out resources or sharing opportunities for scholarships and networking. They learn about you, your aspirations and passions and if you are willing to put in the work, they will do everything in their power to ensure your success at Sac State and beyond. Because of their hard work and amazing support system I went from a student on the brink of failure to an involved figure on campus preparing to file for graduation and apply for graduate school. This whole first generation college experience is beyond my wildest dreams and I couldn't have done it without the Guardian Scholars Program!"
Brittany Chamalbide | Graduate, Spring 2014 | Major: Health Science
"I joined the Guardian Scholars Program my freshman year in 2009. I have been actively involved since day one. The program has taught me how to be a leader, how to be responsible, and how to accept the fact that it’s okay to ask for help. They have also assisted me by sending me to conferences where I had the opportunity to meet wonderful people and network, build the necessary skills to work in a professional career and helped me realize my potential. I will be forever grateful for my time with the Guardian Scholars Program. I will cherish the memories that were made here because they truly helped me grow into a happy and successful woman. I found a place where I could feel safe and comfortable. Thanks again for everything!"