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Guardian Scholars Program Division of Student Affairs


About Guardian Scholars Program

About Guardian Scholars

The Guardian Scholars Program at Sacramento State is designed to support current and former foster youth students by increasing graduation rates and their overall success. Students who have experienced the foster care system have unique needs and challenges. The GSP program offers various services to support their journey at Sac State. Being a part of the program means more than just a resource; you are part of a family.

Apply to the Guardian Scholars Program


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Make An Appointment

Please see the "Schedule an Appointment Instructions" before you schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment


  • Academic Advising / General Counseling
  • Priority Registration (after completion of the first semester; age limit to 25 years)
  • Priority On-Campus Housing
  • On-Campus Housing Application Fee Deferment
  • Orientation Fee Waiver
  • Scholarship Opportunities (on and off-campus scholarships)
  • Emergency Fund
  • Financial Literacy
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Career Exploration and Employment Readiness Workshops
  • Advocacy Support
  • Mentoring Program

Make A Gift

On behalf of the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) staff, and scholars, we would like to say “Thank You” for your generous donation to our program. Your donation helps GSP scholars with unmet financial needs.

A few of these unmet needs are assistance with the purchase of their textbooks, utility bills, medical/vehicle repair expenses, travel expenses to family/support system who have taken ill, certificate programs to help launch students further reach their education goals, reimbursement of graduation regalia, housing/move-in deposits, and scholarships.

Make a Gift to GSP, Donate Now!

Find Us

Department of Guardian Scholars
Lassen Hall, Room 2302
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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